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All Quotes by author - John C. Hawkes
" As in The Lime Twig dream and illusion are right at the center of Charivari. "
" I didn't for a moment doubt the choice, but if life is ever fearsome, it is truly fearsome then. "
" I didn't know what kind of jobs, because how was I prepared? At best, I would be an AB in English. "
" I do not feel an exile from America in any sense. "
" I had to go to Sunday school once or twice in my life, and that's where I commented someplace on hearing. "
" I'm only interested in fiction that in some way or other voices the very imagination which is conceiving it. "
" In The Lime Twig I took two very young people and made them very old. "
" I remember my mother finding mud somehow and putting it on the sting. "
" It's hard to tell whether the ship or airplane - they're all the same, I'm convinced - is male or female; it may shift back and forth. "
" I used to carry about with me a German map-case filled with poems. "
" I want prose fiction to be recognized as that, and I'm not interested in writing as it becomes more personal. "
" I was not typical. Whatever typical or normal is, I was somehow separated and different. "
" My father's parents were Irish. Only a year before my father died, he and I went back to Ireland for a week to look at the old homestead. "
" My mother wanted very much to play tennis; she wanted, most of all, to be a singer and play the piano. "
" On the night before we were married, all of the anxiety in the world came down upon me. "
" Really, I didn't like Alaska. It rained, almost every day, at least 300 days out of the year. "
" The only thing that exists is torment, lyricism, and the magnificence of language. "
" To be anywhere near an enormous ocean liner when you are just like a fish in the water is frightening. "
" When I started writing fiction, I knew how good it was immediately. "
" When we lived in Juneau, Alaska, it was a town of about 7,000 people, and totally isolated; the only way to get to it was by ship. "
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