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Television has lifted the manufacture of banality out of the sphere of handicraft and placed it in that of a major industry. ---->>>

It's a question of not copying the masters, to look for something, good or bad, for oneself. To enter this liberated state of mind, one cannot copy the others. ---->>>

Suspicion is one of the morbid reactions by which an organism defends itself and seeks another equilibrium. ---->>>

The act of writing is a kind of catharsis, a liberation, but I never really concerned myself with that. I write because it interests me. ---->>>

The reader has to be creative when he's reading. He has to try to make the thing alive. A good reader has to do a certain amount of work when he is reading. ---->>>

One can't write for all readers. A poet cannot write for people who don't like poetry. ---->>>

One can't write without having read - you have to read before beginning to write - and universities offer a very good opportunity to read. ---->>>

Women have seen that they have locked themselves up with feminist writing. ---->>>

Those who live in a world of human beings can only retrace their steps. ---->>>

It's the duty of all novelists, all painters, all musicians, all people who try to make art move: to look for something they feel authentically, without paying attention to styles. ---->>>

I don't admire Freud as much as some people do. Imagine Shakespeare being aware of the Oedipal complex when he wrote Hamlet. It would have been a disaster. ---->>>

Literature is always trying to show other parts of this immense universe in which we live. It's endless. I'm sure there will be other writers who will discover new worlds. ---->>>

I have never sought the reason why I write. ---->>>

The novel moves like all the arts. It's transforming itself all the time. ---->>>

All psychological research is completely barred by the interpretations of the psychoanalysts. Everything happens in the unconscious, and I don't know what this unconscious is. ---->>>

I have often heard that the novel is dead. But I see novels produced, I don't know how many a week, in France. I have the impression it's carrying along quite well. ---->>>


Nationality: Russian
Born: July 18, 1900
Die: 10-19, 1999
Occupation: Lawyer

Nathalie Sarraute (French: [natali saʁot]; July 18, 1900 – October 19, 1999) was a French lawyer and writer.(wikipedia)