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Colson Whitehead

American,  Novelist
Total Quotes : 12
Trying Keep Readers

I'm just trying to keep things rich for me creatively and for the readers who follow me.

- Colson Whitehead

Always Horror Comic Books

Growing up devouring horror comics and novels, and being inspired to become a writer because of horror novels, movies, and comic books, I always knew I was going to write a horror novel.

- Colson Whitehead

Other Very Fewer

I get invited to do panels with other Brooklyn writers to discuss what it's like to be a writer in Brooklyn. I expect it's like writing in Manhattan, but there aren't as many tourists walking very slowly in front of you when you step out for coffee. It's like writing in Paris, but there are fewer people speaking French.

- Colson Whitehead

Hang Trading Another

A lot of my writer friends live near me, and that makes people think we just hang around with one another in cafes, trading work and discussing 'Harper's' and what not. But I rarely see them. We're home working.

- Colson Whitehead

Movies Horror Fiction

I was inspired to become a writer by horror movies and science fiction.

- Colson Whitehead

Book Thought Very

'Sag Harbor' was a very different book for me. It changed the way I thought about books that I wanted to do.

- Colson Whitehead

Know You Write

Write what you know.

- Colson Whitehead

Here Other Moved

I live in Brooklyn. I moved here 14 years ago for the cheap rent. It was a little embarrassing because I was raised in Manhattan, and so I was a bit of a snob about the other boroughs.

- Colson Whitehead

Inspiration You Rush

You can't rush inspiration.

- Colson Whitehead

Career Going Could

Early on my career, I figured out that I just have to write the book I have to write at that moment. Whatever else is going on in the culture is just not that important. If you could get the culture to write your book, that would be great. But the culture can't write your book.

- Colson Whitehead

Important Said

What isn't said is as important as what is said.

- Colson Whitehead

College Voice Wanting

I grew up reading the 'Village Voice' and wanting to be one of these multidisciplinary music writers, film writers, book writers. And I lucked out getting a job at the 'Voice' right after college.

- Colson Whitehead