Stereotypes, they're sensual, cultural weapons. That's the way that we attack people. At an artistic level, stereotypes are terrible writing.
People are always fascinated by infidelity because, in the end - whether we've had direct experience or not - there's part of you that knows there's absolutely no more piercing betrayal. People are undone by it.
I can't imagine anybody who ends up being an artist who didn't pass through a time of geekiness.
Love is understood, in a historical way, as one of the great human vocations - but its counterspell has always been infidelity. This terrible, terrible betrayal that can tear apart not only another person, not only oneself, but whole families.
I have three storage units, and that's no lie. Three storage units. All books.
God bless perseverance. Because it's not easy.
Just the fact that you get to live and breathe and interact with the world - that's pretty marvelous.
I seem to enjoy telling stories with a central absence, with a lacuna tunnelled into them.
Colleagues are a wonderful thing - but mentors, that's where the real work gets done.
I look most like myself... when I'm wearing my black, nerdy engineering glasses.
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