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Joseph O'Neill

Irish,  Novelist
Total Quotes : 15
Soccer Think I Think

I think if you're writing about cricket, you're obviously writing about power, because cricket is such a loaded sport, much more so than soccer.

- Joseph O'Neill

Want Continue Certainly

I certainly want to continue to write in a way that's intimate.

- Joseph O'Neill

Happy Again Another

I'm completely cricketed out. If I never have to write another word about cricket again, I'll be a happy man.

- Joseph O'Neill

Lie Deception Like

Novel-writing is a bit like deception. You lie as little as you possibly can. That's the way I do it, anyway.

- Joseph O'Neill

My Life Which Very

I have been to Turkey almost every summer holiday of my life and pretty much only on summer holidays, which makes me a very shallow Turk indeed.

- Joseph O'Neill

Time Long Time Takes

It takes a long, long time to write what I do write.

- Joseph O'Neill

Happy Again Another

If I never have to write another word about cricket again, I'll be a happy man.

- Joseph O'Neill

Which Shed Narratives

One of the great pluses of being an immigrant is you get to start again in terms of your identity. You get to shed the narratives which cling to you.

- Joseph O'Neill

Want Pretty Tap

You want a novel to tap as directly as possible into your most unspeakable preoccupations. And in America, in particular, cricket is pretty unspeakable.

- Joseph O'Neill

Love Romance Certainly

I certainly want to continue to write in a way that's intimate. I love books where you feel you're having a romance with the writer.

- Joseph O'Neill

Going May Roll

There may well be writers who roll up their sleeves and say, 'I'm going to write a post-9/11 novel' but I wasn't one of those.

- Joseph O'Neill

Love Romance I Love

I love books where you feel you're having a romance with the writer.

- Joseph O'Neill

Goodbye About Before

It used to be the case that for an Irishman to come to the U.S. involved a perilous journey on a ship. It involved singing lots of songs before you left saying goodbye, and once you were in the U.S., it involved singing lots of songs about how you were never going to set foot in Ireland again.

- Joseph O'Neill

Think I Think Metaphorical

I think you sense the metaphorical resonance of what you're writing without analysing it too carefully. That leads you down dead ends. You stop imagining things and start writing towards these themes.

- Joseph O'Neill

United Other Novelists

I went to an international school in Holland, and I didn't have any memories of growing up in the United States or England or any of these places which other novelists are able to write about in relation to their childhoods.

- Joseph O'Neill