John C. Hawkes - Quotes

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Really, I didn't like Alaska. It rained, almost every day, at least 300 days out of the year. ---->>>

To be anywhere near an enormous ocean liner when you are just like a fish in the water is frightening. ---->>>

In The Lime Twig I took two very young people and made them very old. ---->>>

I had to go to Sunday school once or twice in my life, and that's where I commented someplace on hearing. ---->>>

I want prose fiction to be recognized as that, and I'm not interested in writing as it becomes more personal. ---->>>

I didn't for a moment doubt the choice, but if life is ever fearsome, it is truly fearsome then. ---->>>

I used to carry about with me a German map-case filled with poems. ---->>>

I was not typical. Whatever typical or normal is, I was somehow separated and different. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

As in The Lime Twig dream and illusion are right at the center of Charivari. ---->>>

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 remember my mother finding mud somehow and putting it on the sting. ---->>>

I'm only interested in fiction that in some way or other voices the very imagination which is conceiving it. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

The only thing that exists is torment, lyricism, and the magnificence of language. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

When I started writing fiction, I knew how good it was immediately. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 08-17, 1925
Birthplace:
Die: 05-15, 1998
Occupation: Novelist
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