Quotes by: Patrick deWitt
The reason I like Portland is the idea of going to a supermarket and knowing there's no way to be recognized. L.A. is so social.
If I were to continue to work in an established mode, it stands to reason the work would be limited by this - that it would never surpass the prior work in quality.
Bernie Madoff is probably more nuanced then I'm giving him credit for, but I just couldn't get under his skin.
After school, I got a job in a shop in Hollywood and shared an apartment with a friend. I promptly lost my job and got evicted from my apartment, and that happened several times.
I heard somewhere that whenever you write a book, people will ask you One Question about it over and over. And while I'm no expert in these matters, this is proving to be true. My first book dealt with a not-that-pleasant degenerate type, and the One Question was, 'Is this an autobiographical story?'