Quotes by: Patrick deWitt

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I've been surprised at how much an unknown like myself can accomplish just by reaching out to people and pleading my case. Quotes for the book cover, reviews and interviews, readings and radio appearances - all this by simply moving ahead and making contact with folks I thought might enjoy the writing.
Patrick deWitt
Whenever we changed schools, we had to make a new set of friends. At the time, of course, I hated it. But looking back now, I'm really glad I did, because it forces independence on you.
Patrick deWitt
I think of myself as somebody who, in a moment-to-moment way, I'm quite happy. But I think I am a bit doubtful and wary of true happiness, and, like a lot of my friends, there's been a good degree of self-sabotage.
Patrick deWitt
'The Sisters Brothers' has endeared so many prize juries because the Western format has more of a broad appeal and is familiar to readers.
Patrick deWitt
I am a bit prudish, I think. It's hard for me to write about sex, and I don't really care to read about it, either.
Patrick deWitt
The initial spark, your affection for the characters, all those things can disappear. It's a perilous thing.
Patrick deWitt
More and more, I find myself turning away from everything relating to contemporary society. I don't know how healthy it is, but I am creating a very private bubble that I live in.
Patrick deWitt
At the age of seventeen, I decided I would spend my life writing fiction. I didn't know what this entailed, exactly - a room, I supposed. A room and books and paper and solitude.
Patrick deWitt
I don't necessarily want to make people stomp and clap. I simply want to engage people.
Patrick deWitt
I don't consider Los Angeles home anymore; ultimately, it was pretty negative, but I did spend my formative years in the Valley and all around L.A. proper. Through my teenage years and into my young adulthood, up until the age of 30, I spent a good amount of time there.
Patrick deWitt
I have a paranoia that 'Ablutions' is the best thing I'll ever do.
Patrick deWitt
I haven't read a lot of Westerns. But I wrote a Western. The influences were all cinematic.
Patrick deWitt
I've stopped reading about the death of books because it's wasteful and morbid and insulting to the authors, agents, publishers, booksellers, critics, and readers that keep the world community of fiction interesting.
Patrick deWitt
I've always felt so fortunate to have writing to turn to every day. I'm obsessed with it.
Patrick deWitt
When you meet someone you love, whether or not they love you back, something occurs in you that makes you want to improve yourself.
Patrick deWitt
I come by writing dialogue fairly naturally, I've got a chatty family; I'm a bit of a voyeur, and if I'm ever in a public place, I automatically find myself listening.
Patrick deWitt
Love is dangerous; it's not something to be trifled with. As good as it feels on the way in, it feels that much worse on the way out.
Patrick deWitt
I know a lot of people who use the Internet really wisely. It enriches their lives in some way.
Patrick deWitt
I am increasingly unimpressed by works of art that require a college degree to understand. I think that art should be for everyone. And people should be moved by it.
Patrick deWitt
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