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Tim O'Brien - Quotes

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The goal, I suppose, any fiction writer has, no matter what your subject, is to hit the human heart and the tear ducts and the nape of the neck and to make a person feel something about the characters are going through and to experience the moral paradoxes and struggles of being human.

The goal, I suppose, any fiction writer has, no matter what your subject, is to hit the human heart and the tear ducts and the nape of the neck and to make a person feel something about the characters are going through and to experience the moral paradoxes and struggles of being human.

My life is storytelling. I believe in stories, in their incredible power to keep people alive, to keep the living alive, and the dead. ---->>>

Laughter does not deny pain. Laughter - like a wail - acknowledges and replies to pain. ---->>>

I live in my head all day long and the world is a little dreamy. ---->>>

Everyone acts stupid at some time in order to be loved. ---->>>

Life is never all one thing. It bounces around. Certainly, my own life has. ---->>>

Storytelling is the essential human activity. The harder the situation, the more essential it is. ---->>>

Fiction, maybe art in general, is a tentative, uncertain enterprise; it's not science, it's an exploration, but you never find much in the way of answers. ---->>>

Inside I feel much like a 12-year-old or a 17-year-old who knows big words. ---->>>

It's very hard to articulate the things that are important about writing. ---->>>

I did not set out to write another novel. One day I sat down with the thought of trying my hand at a piece of nonfiction, a personal memoir of youth, but over the next several weeks, without intending it, the work began evolving into what has become 'Tomcat in Love.' ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 10-01, 1946
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William Timothy "Tim" O'Brien (born October 1, 1946) is an American novelist best known for his work of fiction, The Things They Carried (1990), a critically acclaimed collection of semi-autobiographical, interrelated short stories inspired by O'Brien's experiences in the Vietnam War. In addition, he is known for his war novel, Going After Cacciato (1978), also written about wartime Vietnam (wikipedia)