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    If I write a paragraph and I don't get a certain lift from it, if I don't feel connected to it emotionally, then it's dead to me. When I'm reading other fiction writers, if I don't get any emotional investment from the writer, if it's just intellectual or clever - you know, most writing that passes as deep is just clever - I don't feel any connection.
    — Oscar Hijuelos
    A lot of people consider my books to be straightforward, but I think that I write from atmosphere to atmosphere rather than from event to event.
    — Oscar Hijuelos
    tags: people  book  write 
     
    As a fiction writer you train yourself to think about situations subjectively. I don't really care for narratives that are just A, B, C, D, and then E. I like the aura that fiction has, how it can conjure up dream imagery. It's a sort of emotional speculation that you can shape and work with.
    — Oscar Hijuelos
    tags: work  care  emotional  fiction  dreams 
     
    I grew up with the idealistic notion that writing and literature were noble causes. I had no inkling, no sense of what I would eventually encounter in terms of people who weren't being sincere. I'm not saying that it happens always or a lot, but it happens enough that sometimes it makes me feel a little queasy.
    — Oscar Hijuelos
    A great novel is worth one thousand films.
    — Oscar Hijuelos
    tags: film  novel  worth 
     
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