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John Winslow Irving is an American novelist and screenwriter. Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim after the international success of The World According to Garp in 1978. Many of Irving’s novels, including The Cider House Rules, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and A Widow for One Year have been bestsellers. Wikipedia
Born: March 2, 1942 (age 77 years), Exeter, New Hampshire, United States

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  • I think there is often a ‘what if’ proposition that gets me thinking about all my novels. – John Irving

  • If you presume to love something, you must love the process of it much more than you love the finished product. – John Irving

  • To each other, we were as normal and nice as the smell of bread. We were just a family. In a family even exaggerations make perfect sense. – John Irving

  • If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it. – John Irving

  • Your memory is a monster; you forget – it doesn’t. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you – and summons them to your recall with a will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you! – John Irving

  • With every book, you go back to school. You become a student. You become an investigative reporter. You spend a little time learning what it’s like to live in someone else’s shoes. – John Irving

 

  • You can’t learn everything you need to know legally. – John Irving

  • Of all the things you choose in life, you don’t get to choose what your nightmares are. You don’t pick them; they pick you. – John Irving

  • I think that writers are, at best, outsiders to the society they inhabit. They have a kind of detachment, or try to have. – John Irving

  • I have a very poor record at multiple-choice questions. – John Irving

  • I sometimes think that what I do as a writer is make a kind of coloring book, where all the lines are there, and then you put in the color. – John Irving

  • I do know where I’m going and it’s just a matter of finding the language to get there. – John Irving

  • I believe in rules of behavior, and I’m quite interested in stories about the consequences of breaking those rules. – John Irving

  • You’ve got to get obsessed and stay obsessed. – John Irving

  • There are few things as seemingly untouched by the real world as a child asleep. – John Irving

  • When I feel like being a director, I write a novel. – John Irving

  • When I love a novel I’ve read, I want to reread it – in part, to see how it was constructed. – John Irving

  • There’s no reason you should write any novel quickly. – John Irving

  • Whatever I write, no matter how gray or dark the subject matter, it’s still going to be a comic novel. – John Irving

  • I suppose I’m proudest of my novels for what’s imagined in them. I think the world of my imagination is a richer and more interesting place than my personal biography. – John Irving

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

  • I find screenplays easy to write, my novels being very visual. You see what people look like. The physical action is described. – John Irving

  • I lived five years in the Midwest, and I loved it. The people were so nice. The people were so open. – John Irving

  • Half my life is an act of revision. – John Irving

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  • I write very quickly; I rewrite very slowly. It takes me nearly as long to rewrite a book as it does to get the first draft. – John Irving

  • My old coach used to say that if you were in it for the match if you were in it for the trophies, you were in it for the wrong reasons. – John Irving

  • ‘The Fourth Hand’ was a novel that came from twenty years of screenwriting concurrently with whatever novel I’m writing. – John Irving

  • There’s no reason you shouldn’t, as a writer, not be aware of the necessity to revise yourself constantly. – John Irving

 

  • I believe that, in any novel of mine, the principal objective is the construction of the whole. – John Irving

  • I don’t really set out to explore grand themes. I set out to tell a story. And one I have to be able to imagine right through. – John Irving

  • I never know when I finish the novel I am writing which will be the next novel out of the station. – John Irving

  • The building of the architecture of a novel – the craft of it – is something I never tire of. – John Irving

  • The principal event of my childhood was that no adult in my family would tell me who my father was. – John Irving

  • I’ve always preferred writing in longhand. I’ve always written first drafts in longhand. – John Irving

  • I never wanted my kids to feel I was more interested in anything I was doing than I was in them. – John Irving

  • I get up early. I like to read a little before anyone but the dog is up. I also like to read at night, not in bed but just before I go to bed. – John Irving

  • So, I don’t work in terms of real-time. I don’t work in a timely fashion. – John Irving

  • Do you really want to go back to those times when orphanages existed and when many orphans were not adopted? – John Irving

 

  • The inshore lifeboat was very busy with 39 jobs, and the all-weather lifeboat had 11. – John Irving

  • I’m not proselytizing my method. I don’t believe that one writer should tell other writers how to write. – John Irving

  • It’s not right to hurt or deceive someone who’s already been hurt and deceived. – John Irving

  • Gender mattered a whole lot less to Shakespeare than it seems to matter to us. – John Irving

  • What has been violated here is your freedom of choice, and every woman’s freedom of choice, too. – John Irving

  • A personal injustice is a stronger motivation than any instinct for philanthropy. – John Irving

  • The object of war is to survive it. – John Irving

  • Rituals are comforting; rituals combat loneliness. – John Irving

  • Nearly everything seems a letdown after a writer has finished writing something. – John Irving

  • But who can distinguish between falling in love and imagining falling in love? Even genuinely falling in love is an act of the imagination. – John Irving

  • She was an expert at the art of sudden appearance. – John Irving

  • Being wrong about important things is exhausting. – John Irving

  • The lie, of course, is more interesting. – John Irving

  • Newspapers are even worse for me than ice cream; headlines and the big issues that generate the headlines are pure fat. – John Irving

  • Nothing moves at the Hotel New Hampshire! We’re screwed down here-for life! – John Irving

  • Everyone has a right to be a little happy, asshole. – John Irving

  • Just because you’re sober, don’t think you’re a good driver, Cookie. – John Irving

  • but writers, Garp knew, were just observers – good and ruthless imitators of human behavior. – John Irving

  • No one could have fathomed what a life he’d led, for it was chiefly a life lived in his mind. – John Irving

  • Lilly was not crazy. She left a serious suicide note. ‘Sorry,’ said the note. ‘Just not big enough. – John Irving

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  • Don’t forget this, too: Rumors aren’t interested in the unsensational story; rumors don’t care what’s true. – John Irving

  • He was one of those people things came easily to, but he did little to demonstrate that he deserved to be gifted. – John Irving

  • If pride is a sin … moral pride is the greatest sin. – John Irving

  • when however small a measure of jealousy is mixed with misunderstanding, there is always going to be trouble. – John Irving

  • I always begin with a character or characters, and then try to think up as much action for them as possible. – John Irving

  • Human sexuality makes farcical our most serious intentions. – John Irving

  • There are always suicides among people who are unable to say what they mean. – John Irving

  • Adolescence-is it the first time in life we discover that we have something terrible to hide from those who love us? – John Irving

 

  • A part of adolescence is feeling that there’s no one else around who’s enough like yourself to understand you. – John Irving

  • I’m old-fashioned, a storyteller. I’m not an analyst and I’m not an intellectual. – John Irving

  • The first of my father’s illusions was that bears could survive the life led by human beings; the second was that human beings could survive life in hotels. – John Irving

  • I’m not a movie person. They’re collaborations of the worst kind. You must compromise yourself to many interests that are venal and crass and do not have your best interests at heart. – John Irving

  • Almost everyone is dying to leave home, eventually; and almost everyone needs to. – John Irving

  • What a phrase that is: ‘that explains everything!’ I know better than to think anything ‘explains everything’ today. – John Irving

  • Writing is hard. I learned how to work hard from wrestling, not English courses. – John Irving

  • Most places we leave in childhood grow less, not more, fancy. – John Irving

  • It is exhausting to be seventeen and not know who you are. – John Irving

  • You can learn a lot from your lovers, but-for the most part you get to keep your friends longer, and you learn more from them. – John Irving

  • I certainly think Obama is the most hopeful president I’ve seen in the country since John Kennedy. – John Irving

  • Half my life is an act of revision; more than half the act is performed with small changes. – John Irving

  • You can give yourself a headache trying to decipher the tattoos on a naked man who’s leaping up and down on a bed. – John Irving

  • Just when you begin thinking of yourself as memorable, you run into someone who can’t even remember having met you – John Irving

  • Life forces enough final decisions on us. We should have the sense to avoid as many of the unnecessary ones as we can. – John Irving

  • And never forget, there is a memory. – John Irving

  • If I had to be anything,” he told her, “I’d probably be a socialist, but I don’t want to be anything. – John Irving

  • Kids are perfect people till grownups get their hands on them. – John Irving

  • Sell my old clothes – I’m off to heaven – John Irving

  • In increments, both measurable and not, our childhood is stolen from us — not always in one momentous event but often in a series of small robberies, which add up to the same loss. – John Irving

  • The excitement of anticipation was *almost* equal to the thrill of lovemaking … – John Irving

  • Being reviewed is being condescended to by your inferiors. – John Irving

  • People only ask questions when they’re ready to hear the answers. – John Irving

  • Nothing bears out in practice what it promises incipiently. – John Irving

  • wherever the TV glows, there sits someone who isn’t reading. – John Irving

  • The gardener had a dread of small women; he’d always imagined them to have anger disproportionate to their size. – John Irving

  • Garp drank the beer and wondered if everything was an anticlimax.. – John Irving

 

  • They all settled into being the kind of friends when they heard from each other…. or when they occasionally got together. And when they were not in touch, they did not think of one another. – John Irving

  • Among adults – and among orphans – Wilbur Larch noted that delirious happiness was rare. – John Irving

  • We will often do anything to pretend that nothing is on our minds. – John Irving

  • If you can’t love crudeness, how can you truly love mankind? – John Irving

  • When Jack Burns needed to hold his mother’s hand, his fingers could see in the dark. – John Irving

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  • But I often think that so-called glamorous people are just very busy people. – John Irving

  • As it was, things went from bad to worse, as they often will when amateurs are involved in an activity that they perform in bad temper – or in a hurry. – John Irving

  • He also knew that rivals are best unmanned by being ignored. – John Irving

  • I’m not afraid, but I’m very nervous. – John Irving

  • Don’t you understand?” he would say, “You imagine the story better than I remember it. – John Irving

  • Self-hatred is worse than loneliness. – John Irving

  • The main character and the most important character are not always the same person – you have to know the difference. – John Irving

  • The unspoken factor is love. The reason I can work so hard at my writing is that it does not work for me. – John Irving

  • You think you have a memory; but it has you! – John Irving

  • You live your life at the time you live it — you don’t have much of an overview when what’s happening to you is still happening. – John Irving

  • There’s nothing as scary as the future. – John Irving

  • Death, it seems,” Garp wrote, “does not like to wait until we are prepared for it. Death is indulgent and enjoys, when it can, a flair for the dramatic. – John Irving

  • People regard art too high, and history not enough – John Irving

  • My brain is sending poison to my heart. – John Irving

  • A truly happy woman drives some men and almost every other woman absolutely crazy – John Irving

  • My life as a writer consists of 1/8 talent and 7/8 discipline. – John Irving

  • This is what self-centered religion does to us: it allows us to use it to further our own ends. – John Irving

  • How we love to love things for other people; how we love to have other people love things through our eyes. – John Irving

  • Thus we try to keep our heroes alive; hence we remember them. – John Irving

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