I think I write fiction for the opportunity to get beyond the limits of my own life.
More Quotes from Wally Lamb:Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.
When I was a kid... I needed to belong.
I like to be surprised. The best writing is when it defies me, when it starts going a different way than I had planned.
I didn't know any schizophrenics. The most valuable information I got was from people with the disease and their family members.
Love comes in far more shapes and sizes than what the family-values crowd condones, of course.
I love the most the students with troubled lives.
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In everyday life there is always manana. There is no urgency.
Changing things from the top down works when things are stable.
But the lover's power is the poet's power. He can make love from all the common strings with which this world is strung.