However far fiction writers stray from their own lives and experiences - and I stray pretty far from mine - I think, ultimately, that we may be writing what we need to write in some way, albeit unconsciously.
More Quotes from Wally Lamb:I wanted to connect a modern story with a myth that I had read.
Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.
I think I write fiction for the opportunity to get beyond the limits of my own life.
When I was a kid, I was surrounded by girls: older sisters, older girl cousins just down the street... except for an older boy named Vito who threw rocks. Each year I would wish for a baby brother. It never happened.
Human behavior in the midst of hardship caught my attention very early on, and my first stories were all pictures, no words.
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If you're in a company, you're dancing from 9 a.m. till 7 in the evening, and then you go home and get in a hot tub and get some Epsom salts and try to get your body goin' again. There's no social life, no anything.
Take pleasure in your dreams; relish your principles and drape your purest feelings on the heart of a precious lover.
Giotto di Bondone
I don't think there's anything more important than making peace before it's too late. And it almost always falls to the child to try to move toward the parent.