Rather than punch the girl in the face, he abruptly stood up from his seat and walked away.

Paul Auster

Paul Auster

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

Some suggestions for you :

Just think it, and chances are it will happen.

The most deeply personal of my works are the non-fiction works, the autobiographical works, because there, I'm talking about myself very directly.

Raymond Chandler invented a new way of talking about America, and America has never looked the same to us since.

Causality was no longer the hidden demiurge that ruled the universe: down was up, the last was the first, the end was the beginning. Heraclitus had been resurrected from his dung heap, and what he had to show us was the simplest of truths: reality was a yo-yo, change was the only constant.

Libraries aren't in the real world, after all. They're places apart, sanctuaries of pure thought. In this way I can go on living on the moon for the rest of my life.

In a work of fiction, everything is invented, even the things that are not, because once a true event is brought into the realm of the imaginary, it becomes imaginary.

Each book I've done somehow finds its own unique form, a specific way it has to be written, and once I find it, I stick with it.

In fifteen years, Sachs traveled from one end of himself to the other, and by the time he came to that last place, I doubt he even knew who he was anymore. So much distance had been covered by then, it wouldn't have been possible for him to remember where he had begun.

Human beings need stories, and we're looking for them in all kinds of places; whether it's television, whether it's comic books or movies, radio plays, whatever form, people are hungry for stories.

Holes in the memory. You grab on to some things, others have completely disappeared.

A good sense of humor, then, a taste for the ironies of life, and an appreciation of the absurd.

His master was a man with the heart of a dog. He was a rambler, a rough-and-ready soldier of fortune, a one-of-a-kind two-leg who improvised the rules as he went along.

Movies are not novels, and that's why, when filmmakers try to adapt novels, particularly long or complex novels, the result is almost always failure. It can't be done.

It seems to me that I will always be happy in the place where I am not.