Sunday, January 20, 2008

Vladimir Nabokov

"That trite little whimsy about characters getting out of hand; it is as old as the quills. My characters are galley slaves."

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Norman Mailer

"I’d never dream of not reading reviews. It’s like not looking at a naked woman if she happens to be standing in front of her open window."

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

John Irving

"I have a friend who says that reviewers are the tickbirds of the literary rhinoceros – but he is being kind. Tickbirds perform a valuable service to the rhino and the rhino hardly notices the tickbird."