It seems that she can survive, she can prosper, if she has London around her.

Michael Cunningham

Michael Cunningham

Profession: Novelist
Nationality: American

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It's the country that would have him, since he lacked the necessary papers for more promising places.

I love movies, I love television, I love narratives of all kinds.

Heaven only knows why we love it so.

Oh, all you immigrants and visionaries, what do you hope to find here, who do you hope to become?

There is a beauty in the world, though it's harsher than we expect it to be.

Language in fiction is made up of equal parts meaning and music. The sentences should have rhythm and cadence, they should engage and delight the inner ear.

What a thrill, what a shock, to be alive on a morning in June, prosperous, almost scandalously privileged, with a simple errand to run.

Before there was any talk of a movie, people would sometimes ask me what actors I would imagine playing these characters. And the only thing I could ever say is: I have such a clear idea of these characters that they'd have to play themselves.

Oh, Mrs. Dalloway. Always giving parties to cover the silence.

Here is the world, and you live in it, and are grateful. You try to be grateful.

One of the reasons ordinary people are incapable of magic is simple dearth of conviction.

On a summer night it can be lovely to sit around outside with friends after dinner and, yes, read poetry to each other. Keats and Yeats will never let you down, but it's differently exciting to read the work of poets who are still walking around out there.

Then the feeling moves on. It does not collapse; it is not whisked away. It simply moves on, like a train that stops at a small country station, stands for a while, and then continues out of sight.

But there are still the hours, aren't there? One and then another, and you get through that one and then, my god, there's another. I'm so sick.