I voluntarily inflicted a certain level of insanity on myself.
More Quotes from Jonathan Franzen:But as far as being popular, yeah, I think Dave Barry is really funny.
I really enjoy doing both, but I didn't write nonfiction until 1994.
's one of the perversities of the age: I'm embarrassed by its success, but I'm happy it's selling.
I was a late child from my parents, so I grew up surrounded by people a lot older than me. I think even when I was 21, I felt like I was a 70-year-old man.
It seems to me self-evident that if you have a life, things happen in it, and certain things do change; certain things end. People you know die.
The Mekons were kind of like the background music of my life.
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I plan on staying at Alabama for the rest of my career. I guarantee that I'll be here for you through it all, regardless of what happens.
I wanted to get my recording and become a musician again, work; with other people, do that kind of thing because I kind of got away from that for a while once we started happening, you know, selling records, sold out concerts.
I know that when Terry and I were together, 10 years ago, he did not appreciate it when people would ask him what it is like being partnered with a celebrity. Precisely because it suggested that he had no value.