Facts about Rick Moody

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Rick Moody is a famous Novelist from USA, he/she is still alive and was born October 18, 1961.

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He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 30 quotes who is written / told by Rick.

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Famous quotes by Rick Moody (30)


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"This is odd, but there are certain things that are really embarrassing to talk about - one is my job and the success that I've had in it, and the other is money"
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"So while it is true that I find really dark stuff funny sometimes, it's also true that as a writer of books I want to have the whole range of human emotions"
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"My contention is that that style is just as stylized as an ornate style"
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"Impotence, fetishism, bisexuality, and bondage are all facts of life, and our fiction should reflect that"
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"I suppose I should say that I treasure blasphemy, as a faith of the highest order"
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"I made this list of stuff that it's time for me to try to do"
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"Writing the book was itself a process of concealing and revealing"
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"I turned forty, and I'm finally going to get married and maybe have a kid"
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"I judged about a zillion awards this year so I've been reading a lot of books that just came out"
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"Genre is a bookstore problem, not a literary problem"
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"But that incessant drive to be out there in the literary universe that was important to me when I was in my twenties, like going to a Paris Review party or whatever, that seems totally irrelevant now"
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"I am in Boston right now, in fact, to do work at the New England Historical Genealogical Library, where I'm trying to finish up tracing my lineage back to the seventeenth century"
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"What genre it falls under is only of interest later"
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"The Ice Storm, because of the movie, has had, or is to have, a vigorous life in other cultures"
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"It's also true, however, that having conquered the regional writer ghetto, I am now intent on conquering the nationalist writer ghetto and moving out into the world more"
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"I didn't know how to kill off a character unless I was able, as a narrator, to get really complicated. Because it was a big deal. I'd never killed a character before"
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"All the stuff that I used to treat with contempt - you know, I'm an artist, man, I don't do that family stuff - has begun to seem really important"
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"When prose gets too stylized and out of control - and Stein is sometimes a good example - when you don't know what the hell is going on, then it's kind of boring"
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"Nonfiction that uses novelistic devices and strategies to shape the work. That's material that I really like"
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"I'm trying to read more dead people because I keep having to read stuff for juries and so forth"
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"I'm trying to make sure that there's comedy as well as sadness. It makes the sadness more memorable"
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"I have worked really hard to defy categorization, to break down a taxonomy whenever it comes my way"
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"The process of composition, messing around with paragraphs and trying to make really good prose, is hardwired into my personality"
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"The point is to balance on the edge between musicality and content"
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"My grandfather was a newspaper publisher and his paper had all the comics in NYC, so some of my earliest memories are of reading the family paper and heading straight for the comics insert"
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"Maybe when I'm sixty-five I'll talk about my literary life"
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"Literature precedes genre"
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"I love comic books and always did as a kid"
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"It turns out that my memory is just not that great, so for specific scenes with people doing stuff, sometimes I'd have the details all wrong or I couldn't remember what happened exactly, so I just let that be"
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"I always wanted to write something illustrated, and the Details strip finally gave me the opportunity"


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