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As a child, I read science fiction, but from the very beginnings of my reading for pleasure, I read a lot of non-fictional history, particularly historical biography.
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As an artist but I feel a sense of civic obligation here that I don't in the States. I get these fancy things, go to Monaco.
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English is taking over the world. I just wrote a piece about it. And it's not by design. The United States dominates because it's the biggest market.
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Even in Paris, on television, usually they have a choice, whether it's in French or in English.
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Even though I had The Conquest of Gaul in book form, I downloaded an electronic version, which made searching for specifics while I was writing much, much quicker.
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Even though I have to struggle with French, I just came from a diplomatic conference where I had to do the whole thing in French.
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How do you get it out if you don't have a good voice and can't play anything?
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How many writers have face recognition value? A handful.
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I believe that interest in heroes is universal and eternal.
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I can write tunes, lyrics, I can coach a singer.
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I don't like this weather. I don't like getting sick every winter.
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I don't play anything, a little keyboard. I have the music in my head.
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I enjoy not only cooking but creating new dishes.
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I feel it's really good for my head to be doing something else which is not what I'm expected to be making any money at.
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I get work because I'm primarily a novelist but I've become script doctor. I can work back and forth between French and English.
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I grew up in the Bronx and lived in Manhattan, then I lived in LA, then London.
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I had a nightmare with the house I was subletting In LA to awful people. I've still got stuff in storage in Los Angeles, tons of my books.
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I know everybody on the street by now, and that's a thing maybe you don't get in New York. I'm a little bit of a celebrity too, because I'm on television.
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I live in the 5th on the Left Bank across from Notre Dame off the Place Maubert.
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I must admit to being greatly influenced by Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces.
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I never learned to read music.
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I originally came here to write a book that was set here. Also, my work is better received here.
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I paint some, but I began late. It would take decades for me to be able to achieve the level to do it seriously.
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I think the current American glorification of heroes is a post September 11 phenomenon, and I began writing The Druid King long before that.
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I was a precocious reader.
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I was maybe the first American writer to do PR for a book in Romania.
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I write in American slang.
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I wrote a couple of novels where I had to write song lyrics for the books, and I found that I couldn't do that without having the music in my head.
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I'm a writer. I don't have that much face celebrity, ordinarily.
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I'm an infinitely better novelist than performer.
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I'm not gifted, but I'm not hopeless.
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I'm working with a band here called Heldon, I don't even know what I'm doing, I'm writing songs, I'm helping with the mix. I sing one little cut, I'm not very good.
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I've always been interested in the relationship between total external surround, culture, the political matrix, technology, etc., and the internal human consciousness.
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I've done a little of teaching, enjoy it, deeply respect the profession.
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I've got a program which will simply type the sheet music.
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I've tended to write novels set in one city while living in another.
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I've written a lot of political essays and have been a political columnist. I also write songs: lyrics and sometimes music.
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If I had parallel lives to pursue, I would also want one as a painter.
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If it's not American, the French won't go see it.
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If you have a decent apartment in New York it's always worth something.
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In America, if you don't do a 100 million dollars, you've done nothing.
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In certain places in Paris, there's this kind of neighborhood village life, where you're just like the guy who buys the meat.
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Is anything accidental?
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It's trite to say that the world has gotten smaller in the age of globalization, but my travels have told me that it's wrong to think this means there is some kind of uniform world culture.
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Living in Paris has tended to cause me to write more world books, like Russian Spring and The Druid King.
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Mexico was conquered more by manipulation of myth and archetype.
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People had told me all my life, you have no ear for music, you can't sing, but now, I've decided they're wrong. I can hear a bad note. I have an ear.
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The Italian film industry is shot, it hardly exists any more.
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The Once and Future King is one of my favorites. I read it before I became a novelist.
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The thematic, psychological, and cultural concerns of a writer are more relevant than whatever literary mode he or she chooses to deal with in any given novel.
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The world has become more complex as technology and easy travel mixes cultures without homogenizing them.
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There are certain things that ordinary people have that celebrities don't have.
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They fire the head of the company, and the director never works again. Or gets more money for the next one.
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What changes with current events, with the mutations of cultures and civilizations, is what we mean by a hero.
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When you're in the States and you're a writer and you've got money and you walk into a bank, you're a bum with money.
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With The Druid King, I could hardly travel to ancient Gaul, and while I did make use of books, Caesar's in particular, being able to ask very specific questions of the world about the time, the places, made a big difference.
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You can really do more than you think you can do.
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