Pain Is Easy To Write

Pain is easy to write. In pain we’re all happily individual. But what can one write about happiness?

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A Pen Connects With The Brain

My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.

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A Writer Can Spy On People

The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You’re there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see – every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties.

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A Story Has No Beginning Or End

A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.

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One’s Life Is Formed By Books

One’s life is more formed, I sometimes think, by books than by human beings: it is out of books one learns about love and pain at second hand. Even if we have the happy chance to fall in love, it is because we have been conditioned by what we have read, and if I had never known love at all, perhaps it was because my father’s library had not contained the right books.

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