Jonathan Franzen

Quotes: Jonathan Franzen

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    Being dead's only a problem if you know you're dead, which you never do because you're dead!
    Source: De correcties 324
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    Depression presents itself as a realism regarding the rottenness of the world in general and the rottenness of your life in particular.
    Source: How to Be Alone: Essays (2007) 87
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    Fiction is a particularly effective way for strangers to connect across time and distance.
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    Fiction is a solution, the best solution, to the problem of existential solitude.
    Source: Farther Away: Essays (2012) 40
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    Good novels are produced by people who voluntarily isolate themselves and go deep, and report from the depths on what they find.
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    I don't personally like the e-readers they've come up with so far. I don't fetishize books, but I do like that they're solid and unchanging.
    Source: De correcties (2010)
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    Nothing got inside the head without becoming pictures.
    Source: De correcties
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    Seriously, the world is changing so quickly that if you had any more than 80 years of change I don't see how you could stand it psychologically.
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    What you discovered about yourself in raising children wasn't always agreeable or attractive.
    Source: De correcties 263
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