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  • I love comic books and always did as a kid.
    (Rick Moody)

  • There is no right or wrong reading of Naked Lunch, though some readings are more common, and thus Burroughs' commercial is not the issue.
    (Rick Moody)

  • Maybe when I'm sixty-five I'll talk about my literary life.
    (Rick Moody)

  • The point is to balance on the edge between musicality and content.
    (Rick Moody)

  • I can tell you all about the psychiatric hospital, but talking about the making of The Ice Storm movie... it makes me really uncomfortable.
    (Rick Moody)


  • I am in Boston right now, in fact, to do work at the New England Historical Genealogical Library, where I'm trying to finish up tracing my lineage back to the seventeenth century.
    (Rick Moody)

  • Genre is a bookstore problem, not a literary problem.
    (Rick Moody)

  • I turned forty, and I'm finally going to get married and maybe have a kid.
    (Rick Moody)

  • What happened was that after I wrote The Ice Storm I had a period where I was blocked for a little bit, before I wrote Purple America.
    (Rick Moody)

  • Impotence, fetishism, bisexuality, and bondage are all facts of life, and our fiction should reflect that.
    (Rick Moody)

  • So while it is true that I find really dark stuff funny sometimes, it's also true that as a writer of books I want to have the whole range of human emotions.
    (Rick Moody)

  • When prose gets too stylized and out of control - and Stein is sometimes a good example - when you don't know what the hell is going on, then it's kind of boring.
    (Rick Moody)

  • The Ice Storm, because of the movie, has had, or is to have, a vigorous life in other cultures.
    (Rick Moody)

  • Nonfiction that uses novelistic devices and strategies to shape the work. That's material that I really like.
    (Rick Moody)

  • I made this list of stuff that it's time for me to try to do.
    (Rick Moody)


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