William Styron


William Styron Quotes

  • ''Let's face it, writing is hell.''
    William Styron (b. 1925), U.S. novelist. Interview in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. Malcolm Cowley (1958). Writing, Styron said in the same interview, is a "fine therapy for people who are perpetually scared of nameless threats ... for jittery people."
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  • ''A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it.''
    William Styron (b. 1925), U.S. novelist. Interview in Writers at Work, First Series, ed. George Plimpton (1958).

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