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Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy... or they become legend. ---->>>

We are all naturally xenophobic. ---->>>

The only advice I can give to aspiring writers is don't do it unless you're willing to give your whole life to it. Red wine and garlic also helps. ---->>>

Naturally we would prefer seven epiphanies a day and an earth not so apparently devoid of angels. ---->>>

Everybody has a gun in their car in Detroit.

Everybody has a gun in their car in Detroit.

I don't know what psychotherapy does. I have been seeing the same person for 26 years now. ---->>>

I don't see gender as the most significant fact of human existence. ---->>>

I've never felt influenced by Ernest Hemingway though I suppose there is something inevitable there. ---->>>

Yeah, but now suddenly - you know, universities are notoriously market oriented, too. ---->>>

The old fun thing is when somebody typed up the first chapter of War and Peace. And then made a precis of the rest of it and sent it out and only one publisher recognized it. ---->>>

After a lifetime of world travel I've been fascinated that those in the third world don't have the same perception of reality that we do.

After a lifetime of world travel I've been fascinated that those in the third world don't have the same perception of reality that we do.

I should add that I very much enjoy certain cities especially Paris, New York and Chicago. ---->>>

New Yorkers are mostly interested in New York - in case you haven't noticed. ---->>>

The trajectory started when I was on the roof of our house looking out at a swamp when I was 19. I had written for several years, starting at about 15, but that day on the roof I took my vows and acknowledged my calling. ---->>>

I couldn't run a tight schedule, and if you're any good at teaching, you get sucked dry because you like your students and you're trying to help them, but you don't have any time left to write yourself. ---->>>

Success and money can really be quite blinding. ---->>>

I see more genuine sociability between the races in Mississippi than I see in Michigan. No question. ---->>>

Writers can write outside their ethnicity or sex depending how open and vulnerable they wish to be. ---->>>

Your kids inevitably want to move where they had their vacations when they were younger. ---->>>

I got $30 from Nation magazine for a poem and $500 for my first book of poems. ---->>>

I rarely read or buy a book because of a review. ---->>>

I write novellas because I don't like loose sprawling prose. ---->>>

Michigan is two radically different places - the North and the South which makes for good drama and contrast. ---->>>

The fact is, the media never gets off the interstate unless there's a major explosion. ---->>>

Writing as a woman presents enormous problems but I have attempted it several times and haven't had many complaints. ---->>>

I asked a French critic a couple of years ago why my books did so well in France. He said it was because in my novels people both act and think. I got a kick out of that. ---->>>

There is a neurologist, a woman over at Harvard who wanted me to come talk to them, and in France I have a lot of readers in the sciences. I can't tell you why. ---->>>

I enjoy about 1 out of 100 movies, it's about the same proportion to books published that I care to read. ---->>>

I'm actually forced to write about Michigan because as a native of that state it's the place I know best. ---->>>

I'm not rational enough to be a good journalist. ---->>>

So when I made some money, I didn't have any idea how one handled such a situation because no one in our family ever had any money. ---->>>

Because most writers have totally unrealistic concepts of how publishing works. ---->>>

I can write anywhere. ---->>>

I do have trouble with titles. ---->>>

I thought, frankly, that it would be more pleasant to write a memoir than it was. ---->>>

I used to get criticized for putting food in novels. ---->>>

Short things are short all over and long things are long all over. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 12-11, 1937
Birthplace:
Die: 2016-03-26
Occupation: Writer
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James "Jim" Harrison (December 11, 1937 – March 26, 2016) was an American writer known for his poetry, fiction, reviews, essays about the outdoors, and writings about food. He is best known for his 1979 novella Legends of the Fall. He has been called "a force of nature", and his work has been compared to that of William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway (wikipedia)