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Quotations by John Irving

Half my life is an act of revision.

Sigmund Freud was a novelist with a scientific background. He just didn’t know he was a novelist. All those damn psychiatrists after him, they didn’t know he was a novelist either.

The object of war is to survive it.

Writing a novel is actually searching for victims. As I write I keep looking for casualties. The stories uncover the casualties.

You’ve got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.

Life is serious … but art is fun!