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Jean Hanff Korelitz

American,  Novelist
Total Quotes : 26
New Resonant Endlessly

A good story, a story resonant and remarkable, can be remade endlessly to tell new sides of itself for new generations of readers.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

Watching Crumble How

As a writer, I have this compulsion to take characters who appear formidable and bombard them with adversity until they crumble. What's interesting is watching them rise again, and seeing how they've changed and grown, if indeed they have.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

Tell I Think Very

I'm not in a position to tell anyone anything about how to live his or her life, but I think it's worth noting that no one can lie to us as effectively as we can lie to ourselves. We know exactly what to say! And I do think that women, even extremely smart women, can be very, very vulnerable to men.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

Preference Breed Allied

A mutt is a dog. He is the stuff of dogginess, a creature allied to species, not breed, and untrammeled by human hand or preference.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

Baby Alive Birth

A successful birth is not a birth without drugs or monitors or surgery. A successful birth is when you're alive and the baby's alive.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

Editorial Prose Lowly

Back in the 1980s, when I was a lowly editorial assistant by day and trying to be a novelist by night, no god reigned so supreme as the god of literary prose.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

Lie Tell About

Like many people, I have a fascination with lies and the people who tell them. I wouldn't say I've never told a lie, but I don't think I've ever told one without both assuming I would be found out and feeling absolutely rotten about it.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

Need Narrative Offer

People need a narrative, and if there isn't one on offer, they make one up.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

Work Lie About

Serious writers pretend they don't care about film adaptations of their work, but it's a colossal lie: We all care.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

Waiting Maybe Note

Did I become a theater person right then, sitting in the Imperial Theater, waiting for the high piccolo note at the start of 'Pippin'? Maybe.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

Idea Brilliant Least

Every so often in life, you encounter a brilliant idea. Usually, at least in my case, it's somebody else's idea.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

Washington Would Naturally

Naturally, no march on Washington would be complete without its counter-demonstration.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

Irony Central Lot

Most of all, I am struck by an irony central to the lot of a purebred dog: As it attains the hallmarks of its breed, it seems to simultaneously relinquish its basic dogginess, until it is less a dog than a Pomeranian, Collie or Bloodhound.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

Say Prose Disparage

I say that glorious prose is a fine and laudable thing, but without an enthralling story, it's just so much verbal tapioca. Simply put, the best books have both, and the best writers disparage neither.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

Endless Been About

I started thinking about what I've always been interested in: how people can't see things that are right in front of them. All you have to do is read the papers to see endless examples of smart people who can't see the nose on their faces.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

City New Unfortunate

I was 11 years old and horse-obsessed. New York City was an unfortunate place for a girl like me to be growing up.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

Love Gun See

Personally, I would love to see every gun on the planet disappear.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

Making Obtain Inanimate

To me, respect for human life begins with making it more difficult to obtain an inanimate object that is designed to snuff it out.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

Acute Vicious Invited

My dog is vicious to the uninvited guest, lavishly affectionate to the invited one, and so freakishly acute that he has mastered the English language.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz

Better Implication Than

The implication of AKC registration is that a dog who has it is better than a dog who hasn't.

- Jean Hanff Korelitz