Chang-rae Lee Quotes

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In this difficult era the most valuable commodity is the unfailing turn of the hours and how they retrieve for us the known harbor of yesterday. -Chang-rae Lee
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Our tainted world looms within us, every one. -Chang-rae Lee
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Don't sanctuaries become prisons, and vice versa, foremost in the mind? -Chang-rae Lee
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For at some point, each of us will be asked to embody what we feel and know. -Chang-rae Lee
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Does any (MFA) program really improve anybody, as much as simply identifying them? And, after identifying them, not ruining them? -Chang-rae Lee
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Does any program really improve anybody, as much as simply identifying them? And, after identifying them, not ruining them? -Chang-rae Lee
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The truth, finally, is who can tell it. -Chang-rae Lee
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Imagination might not be limitless. It's still tethered to the universe of what we know. -Chang-rae Lee
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Suffering is the noblest art, the quieter the better. -Chang-rae Lee
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No place is perfect, but I admire Oahu for its offering of the tropical and the urban, and then its Asian-inflected culture and cuisines. -Chang-Rae Lee
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It is 'where we are' that should make all the difference, whether we believe we belong there or not. -Chang-Rae Lee
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Like most people, Im fascinated by characters who are completely flawed personalities, riven by anguish and doubt, and are psychologically suspect. -Chang-Rae Lee
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As for what's the most challenging aspect of teaching, it's convincing younger writers of the importance of reading widely and passionately. -Chang-Rae Lee
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I wanted to write about the Korean War, but I had no entry into it that made the kind of sense it needs to make for a novelist. -Chang-Rae Lee
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One of the ready advantages of writing a road or quest story is that it mirrors the experience of writing a novel. -Chang-Rae Lee
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For me, that's always been one of the great charms of the first person: we gain access to a very personal, private kind of music. -Chang-Rae Lee
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It's hard to write a war story without thinking about the 'Iliad.' Because the 'Iliad' knows everything about war. -Chang-Rae Lee
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I think my parents recognised that I'd always wanted to be a writer, and so they didn't think that this was some idle, faddish wish on my part. -Chang-Rae Lee
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We arrived the way most emigrant families did. My father came first, and the rest of us - my mother, my sister and me - followed a year later. -Chang-Rae Lee
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I suppose people might consider me a 'loose' reader, as I seem willing to read anything of quality thinking and prose. -Chang-Rae Lee
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Like most people, I'm fascinated by characters who are completely flawed personalities, riven by anguish and doubt, and are psychologically suspect. -Chang-Rae Lee
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I'm not the sort of writer who can plan out things. Mostly I have no idea where I'm going. -Chang-Rae Lee
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I think book clubs should read more contemporary poetry. -Chang-Rae Lee
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