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    My mind leaps to my theory about presidents - that there are two kinds, ones who have a lot of sex and the others who start wars. In short - and don't quote me, because this is an incomplete expression of a more complex premise - I believe blow jobs prevent war.
    — A. M. Homes
    tags: quotes  believe  job  sex  war  mind  complex 
     
    I am very interested in loyalty, even if the person to whom one is loyal is flawed, criminal, or otherwise in the wrong.
    — A. M. Homes
    It's my policy not to review funerals.
    — A. M. Homes
    I liked the fact she understood how we all have little secret habits that seem normal enough to us, but which we know better than to mention out loud.
    — A. M. Homes
    tags: secret  facts 
     
    The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable,
    — A. M. Homes
    tags: world 
     
    Philip Galanes makes his debut with a novel that is both heartbreaking and deftly comic, the story of a young man struggling with his most primitive desires-wanting and needing. It is a novel about the complex relationships between parents and children, a story of loss and of our unrelenting need for acknowledgment, to be seen as who we are. And in the end it is simply a love story for our time.
    — A. M. Homes
    Birthday parties make me nervous as hell. They're one of those things where you're forced to be happy. And even if you're totally depressed, you're got to pretend you're glad you were born, regardless of the fact that getting older means you're closer to dying.
    — A. M. Homes
    tags: hell  dying  facts 
     
    I think fiction can help us find everything. You know, I think that in fiction you can say things and in a way be truer than you can be in real life and truer than you can be in non-fiction. There's an accuracy to fiction that people don't really talk about - an emotional accuracy.
    — A. M. Homes
    tags: people  help  real  emotional  fiction 
     
    Sometimes you can do things for others that you can't do for yourself.
    — A. M. Homes
    I'm nothing you can catch now. I am black powder, I am singe, I am the bomb that bursts the night.
    — A. M. Homes
    tags: night  black 
     
    I'm feeling how profoundly my family disappointed me and in the end how I retreated, how I became nothing, because that was much less risky than attempting to be something, to be anything in the face of such contempt.
    — A. M. Homes
    People should pay more attention. Everyone wants attention, but no one wants to give attention.
    — A. M. Homes
    tags: people  attention 
     
    I once jokingly told someone that every book is like a relationship. They're four or five years long - that's not so bad. They're serious. They demand a lot of attention. But I remember thinking that I wanted to have one with someone who's not so crazy and peculiar and demanding.
    — A. M. Homes
    Books tell you more about their owners than the owners do.
    — A. M. Homes
    tags: book 
     
    If you don't write the book you have to write, everything breaks.
    — A. M. Homes
    tags: book  write 
     
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