“ Il y a un devoir de solidarité, mais il y a aussi un devoir de responsabilité vis-à-vis de ceux qui nous ont fait ce que nous sommes. Je choisis pour ma part la loyauté à mes idéaux
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“Up until I was a teenager, I’d been one of his favorites. We were always playing sports together. But soon after I came to America, we stopped talking. I think there was something missing on both sides. I don’t think I felt loved enough by him. I don’t think he felt that I was grateful enough for all that he’d done for me. A few years ago, I started trying to get in touch. But he’d never return my calls. So one day I just went back to France and knocked on his door. I hadn’t spoken to him in fourteen years. The only reason I knew he still lived there was that his name was on the mailbox. He didn’t even recognize me when he opened the door. He thought I was selling something. He said: ‘Can I help you with something?’ I said: ‘Dad, it’s me. Jimmy.’”
“What were his reasons for not talking to you for fourteen years?”
“I don’t know.”
“Do you think he was hurt by you?”
“I don’t know. But next time I talk to him, I’m going to say: ‘Some guy in Central Park asked me some questions. And I’m wondering if you could answer them.’”
"What’s your largest remaining goal in life?"
"I’m just a tourist in this world. I’m not trying to affect anything."
“ When George Plimpton asked Ernest Hemingway what the best training for an aspiring writer would be in a 1954 interview, Hem replied, “Let’s say that he should go out and hang himself because he finds that writing well is impossibly difficult. Then he should be cut down without mercy and forced by his own self to write as well as he can for the rest of his life. At least he will have the story of the hanging to commence with.”
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“ Tout se passe comme s’il fallait faire du style et du coup, on se conforme à une idée préconçue du style : soit une sorte de proustisme un peu précieux, soit une image de l’avant-garde. Un jour que je présentais mon livre dans une université, un étudiant m’a dit : « Je voudrais écrire mais il faut d’abord que je trouve un style ». On finit par penser que le style est premier. Or le style pour lui même n’est rien.
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