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I'm beginning to believe that anything I do to extend my life is just going to be outweighed by the agony of living it. -Donald Ray Pollock
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I spent thirty-two years in a paper mill in southern Ohio, and before that, I worked in a meatpacking plant and a shoe factory. -Donald Ray Pollock
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Id always been a big reader, and I loved books, and I always thought writing would be a great way to get by in the world. -Donald Ray Pollock
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I was always a big reader, even when everything was bad and miserable. -Donald Ray Pollock
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A lot of people get the wrong impression, think there's something romantic or tragic about hitting bottom. -Donald Ray Pollock
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Look, girls don't care how many push-ups you can do. They just want to get high and wear flowers in their hair. Maybe steal a car. -Donald Ray Pollock
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I'm probably the least cerebral guy you're ever going to meet as a writer. -Donald Ray Pollock
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I would like to write a book that wasn't so violent and weird, but I just don't think I can do that with my talent. I don't think it would come off. -Donald Ray Pollock
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I'd always been a big reader, and I loved books, and I always thought writing would be a great way to get by in the world. -Donald Ray Pollock
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When I was growing up, I always wanted to be somebody else and live somewhere else. I've always felt a little uncomfortable around people. -Donald Ray Pollock
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I'm not sure about 'absolute' happiness, but I am happiest when I go to bed at night knowing that I tried to do my best that day. -Donald Ray Pollock
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I'm not really a good reader. What I mean is, I think I'm not one of those people who can read a story and analyze it just like that. -Donald Ray Pollock
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Don't get me wrong: I think that everyone should put forth an effort to do better, but let's face it, some of us are just plain luckier than others. -Donald Ray Pollock
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When I turned fifty, I decided to quit the mill and go to graduate school. -Donald Ray Pollock
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I sort of like writing about weird characters, I guess. -Donald Ray Pollock
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