Top 40 Victor LaValle Quotes

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Miniature golf, like billiards, is a game of angles. An

Miniature golf, like billiards, is a game of angles. And, like billiards, most of the fun is in pretending you know what the hell you’re doing. The worse you do, the more you have to laugh.
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The journalistic endeavor – at least theoretically – is grounded in objectivity. The goal is to get you to understand what happened, when and to whom.
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In the past, a writer had to go outside and get to know others before learning about their work, but the Internet has made humanity more accessible for misanthropes like me. I read blogs, tweets, Facebook posts and Reddit threads where people detail their jobs.
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I weighed 25 stone, and I didn’t stand nine feet tall, so the weight didn’t sit well on me. As big as a house? No. I was as big as an estate.
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Whether it was H. P. Lovecraft’s doomed towns or Shirley Jackson‘s lonely, looming ‘The Haunting of Hill House,’ the boondocks had all the fun. As a black kid in Queens, New York, I couldn’t have felt more removed.
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Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula‘ was a story about the fear of immigration; the bad old bloodsucker swooping in from Eastern Europe and also preying upon ‘ourvulnerable women.
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The people I am most interested in are the ones on the edge of losing everything and falling into the last bit of despair. I’m trying to write about how people exist on that edge and how they can come back.
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Clothes are a kind of uniform. A nun‘s habit, a surgeon‘s scrubs, a cop‘s uniform. People often say that when they put on a certain uniform, they actually think of themselves differently.
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The profession is never going back to those days when a handful of wealthy people treated publishing like a hobby: one where the business can lose money because the family has lots of it to burn. Frankly, I don’t think that model was ever sustainable, and it really only enriched a small number of writers.
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No one ever knows if a book is good until they read the book.
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I can’t inhabit my characters until I know what kind of work they do. This requires research because my jobs for the last decade have been author and professor, and I’d like to spare the world more author or professor novels.
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I’m a big fan of monsters. Number one, they’re fun, and two, they’re such great ways to access the subconscious fears and beliefs of any group of people.
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I had a pretty bad time when I was an undergraduate at Cornell University. I failed out of school. I was much, much heavier.
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As a 13-year-old fan of horror fiction, I hadn’t seen too many cities in the literature I loved. It was always small towns, or backwoods locales, or maybe the suburbs.
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Social media give me the privilege of learning about more people than I could meet in my whole life. Taken together, the Internet reads like the grandest character-driven novel humanity has ever known. Not much plot, though.
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Lumpy and lazy; I aspired to lethargy. In the second year of university, I missed half my classes just because I couldn’t pull myself out of bed.
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The best monsters are our anxieties given form. They make sense on the level of a dream – or a nightmare.
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If you want to learn the true nature of a child you have to watch how she plays. If you want to learn the true nature of an adult you have to watch how she does her job.
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I’m always trying to make myself laugh. I’m the most enthusiastic audience I’m likely to find, so if it doesn’t make me smile then it probably won‘t work on you. The jokes that only make me shrug get cut.
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Lonely women destroy themselves; lonely men threaten the world.
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Shirley Jackson enjoyed notoriety and commercial success within her lifetime, and yet it still hardly seems like enough for a writer so singular. When I meet readers and other writers of my generation, I find that mentioning her is like uttering a holy name.
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One of the most widely read novels by a black American is Ralph Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man.’ It is his masterwork – it won the National Book Award in 1953 and catapulted my man to the highest levels of literary esteem.
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When I find the right information, the Web is a blessing; when I don’t, it’s a distraction.
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In fiction, it’s a big challenge to keep the reader in one place for so long.
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For as long as I could remember, the person in E23 pasted the same Halloween decoration, a witch with a giant wart on her crone’s nose, but whenever kids rang, the tenant wouldn’t answer. At first, kids figured they’d just missed the guy: bad timing. But it seemed impossible that all of us missed him every year.
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On June 23, 1864, Ambrose Bierce was in command of a skirmish line of Union soldiers at Kennesaw Mountain in northern Georgia. He’d been a soldier for three years and, in that time, had been commended by his superiors for his efficiency and bravery during battle.
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Fear warps our understanding of reality and even our ability to see reality clearly.
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I know that many authors say editors don’t edit anymore, but that’s not been true in my experience.
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The devil that stayed with me most vividly was the one from the cover of Iron Maiden‘s ‘Number of the Beastalbum.
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I was dressed like Darth Vader. Vader was my man, even with the villainy. He wore all black and had a deep voice; he reminded me of my uncle. I had a cheap mask-cape combo, the kind available at any pharmacy during October.
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I like America, where believers eddy around each other

I like America, where believers eddy around each other like currents of air. Even our atheists are devout! To be an American is to be a believer. I don’t have much faith in institutions, but I still believe in people.
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Dark Gods,’ T. E. D. Klein’s book of four novellas, felt like a godsend – even if it came from a deformed god, one that lurked beneath our sidewalks.
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My three obsessions are mental illness, horror and religion.
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I didn’t grow up in a small New England town like the one in ‘The Sundial.’ I was raised in an apartment building in Queens, not in a sprawling, slightly sinister mansion like the one where the Halloran family resides.
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I hadn’t stopped fearing the chance of passing on an illness, but that fear had become balanced by the observation that being ill wasn’t the same as being beaten.
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I spend lots of time on the Web, some of it even useful.
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Education is gathering information and reading… No human being can thrive without some form of education. How you get it is up to you – the important thing is that you get it.
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The horror genre is vast and full of brilliance. Stephen King, Shirley Jackson, Herman Melville, the book of Esther. I’ll happily join that list.
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The project of Ralph Ellison’s ‘Invisible Man’ is exactly that: to assert the beautiful, bountiful, chaotic complexity of one black American male. And, by extension, all black American males.
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