Archive for March, 2004

Mamet on why?

…I had all this stuff about the kid not going to sleep, and it finally occurred to me, about the billionith draft, well, [The Cryptogram]’s about why can’t the kid sleep? It’s not that the kid can’t sleep, but why can’t the kid sleep? –David Mamet

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Cather on memory

All my stories have been written with material that was gathered–no, God save us! not gathered but absorbed–before I was fifteen years old. –Willa Cather

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