There are too many books I haven't read, too many places I haven't seen, too many memories I haven't kept long enough.
More Quotes from Irwin Shaw:My favorite short-story writer is John Cheever.
The last paragraph, in which you tell what the story is about, is almost always best left out.
I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel. What's an unpopular novel?
The theater went from just weekend shows to Wednesday and Thursday also,
Special-interest magazines are dangerous places for writers to start out in because the writing quickly falls into a routine and people are likely to find themselves artistically exhausted when they want to work on something of their own.
When I started out in the early 1930s, there were a great many magazines that published short stories. Unfortunately, the short-story market has dwindled to almost nothing.
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J. G. Ballard
The truth of the matter is the real industry is in LA and the cream of the talent is there.
A superfluity of wealth, and a train of domestic slaves, naturally banish a sense of general liberty, and nourish the seeds of that kind of independence that usually terminates in aristocracy.
Mercy Otis Warren