In America, we have the feeling of the doomed young artist. Fitzgerald was the great example of that.
More Quotes from Irwin Shaw:What do I care for the colored pins on a General's map It's not a fair bargain--this exchange of my life for a small part of a colored pin.
If you're young enough, any kind of writing you do for a short period of time is a marvelous apprenticeship.
Kennedy was a man who liked writers and even I got invited to the White House.
A good editor understands what you're talking and writing about and doesn't meddle too much.
People who light up like Roman candles come down in the dark very quickly.
In the theater, characters have to cut the umbilical cord from the writer and talk in their own voices.
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