All through my writing life, I've had this impulse to write autobiographical works.

Paul Auster

Paul Auster

Profession: Author
Nationality: American

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

But it would be wrong to say you were unhappy there, for you had no trouble adjusting to your reduced circumstances, you found it invigorating to learn that you could get by on almost nothing, and as long as you were able to write, it made no difference where or how you lived.

I don't think that you can be prescriptive about anything, I mean, life is too complicated. Maybe there are novels where the author has not in the least thought about it in terms of film, which can be turned into good films.

The boundaries of my world had shrunk, but I was still alive, and as long as I could go on breathing and farting and thinking my thoughts, what difference did it make where I was?

It was never possible for him to be where he was. For as long as he lived, he was somewhere else, between here and there. But never really here. And never really there.

He who lives for an encounter with the unseen becomes the instrument of the seen.

Ferguson closed his eyes, paused for a long moment, and then turned to her and said: The best thing about being fifteen is that you don't have to be fifteen for more than a year.

History is present in all my novels. And whether I am directly talking about the sociological moment or just immersing my character in the environment, I am very aware of it.

It was something like the word 'it' in the phrase 'it is raining' or 'it is night'. What that 'it' referred to Quinn had never known.

It was. It will never be again. Remember.

Everything is connected to everything else, every story overlaps with every other story.

Our lives carry us along in ways we cannot control, and almost nothing stays with us. It dies when we do, and death is something that happens to us every day.

Translators are the shadow heroes of literature.

I barely can go shopping for clothes. I find it difficult to walk into stores. The whole thing bores me so much.