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#1. I don't like talking too much about my personal life, but it all goes into my work. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#2. I love art because I feel that it's evidence of the great shared universal power. I like art that feels real, that cuts the bullshit. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#3. I've heard a sip of gin will make you immune to mosquitoes and other pests. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#4. What's inspiring me the most [is] injustice. My own growth as a member of the human race, in terms of the veils being lifted, seeing more of the beauty and also the horror. A sense of my own purpose in this life. Love ... - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#5. A grown woman is like a coyote--she can get by on very little. Men are more like house cats. Leave them alone for too long and they'll die of sadness - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#6. I was really interested in piano and sort of discovered that I was a writer when I was about 13 and started writing. And it was my secret thing and my passion. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#7. Puberty extends into your twenties, for sure, and some people don't get over that until much later in life. I feel like I'm just starting to get over puberty - basically twenty years of insufferable, totally self-obsessed hell. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#8. I've found that people get particularly frustrated and shut down when women in fiction are disgusting or disordered. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#9. Furthermore, as is typical for any isolated, intelligent young person, I thought I was the only one with any consciousness, any awareness of how odd it was to be alive, to be a creature on this strange planet Earth. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#10. In my own experience, I've found that it's very difficult to make peace with women. We tend to be competitive and feel angry. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#11. I didn't believe in heaven, but I did believe in hell. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#12. It's remarkable what people become blind to when they're in such darkness. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#13. I rarely interacted much with anyone back then who wasn't retarded. When I did, it struck me how pompous and impatient they were, always measuring their words, twisting things around. Everybody was so obsessed with being understood. It made me sick. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#14. I don't care about being a literary personality - that doesn't appeal to me, especially because the literary world doesn't appeal to me. I actually don't feel like I even belong in it. If this was high school, I would be sitting with the Goths, looking at everyone, being like, 'Whatever.' - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#15. Some families are so sick, so twisted, the only way out is for someone to die. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#16. I've always really enjoyed sharing my work with others. I find it really hard if I don't think the work will exist outside of my own apartment. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#17. It's insane that people have these Internet identities. It has very little to do with who we really are. As a writer, who I'm friends with, how I spend my time, what I look like, what I wear, what I eat, what kind of music I like - it's totally not important to the work. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#18. My dad is a gentle and brilliant Iranian violinist. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#19. Anyway, I don't trust those people who poke around sad people's minds and tell them how interesting it all is up there. It's not interesting. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#20. The idea that my brains could be untangled, straightened out, and thus refashioned into a state of peace and sanity was a comforting fantasy. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#21. A friend is someone who helps you hide the body - that - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#22. I was the first person in my family born in the United States. My mom is from Croatia, and my dad is from Iran. They met at music school in Belgium. I grew up as a pianist. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#23. I couldn't be bothered to deal with fixing things. I preferred to wallow in the problem, dream of better days. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#24. People truly engaged in life have messy houses. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#25. Violence was just another function of the body, no less unusual than sweating or vomiting. It sat on the same shelf as sexual intercourse. The two got mixed up quite often, it seemed. For - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#26. That is what I imagined life to be-one long sentence of waiting out the clock. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#27. If you look at the horror genre, that work is all about making people uncomfortable by stimulating our fear of death. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#28. I learned the long way about love, tried every house on the block before I got it right. Now, finally, I love alone. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#29. It's easy to tell the dirtiest minds - look for the cleanest fingernails. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#30. I didn't like dogs. Not because they scared me - they didn't - but because their deaths were so much harder to take than people's. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#31. Once I finished 'Eileen,' I wanted to write more novels. I don't see myself stopping any time soon. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#32. I've always known what I'm meant to do. The path of my life has been about discovering what I need to do to support myself as a writer. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#33. Our repartee would be rich with subtlety and sarcasm, as smart and funny as midcareer Woody Allen. Our fucking, like Werner Herzog, serious and perplexing. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#34. I've lived with many alcoholic men over the years, and each has taught me that it is useless to worry, fruitless to ask why, suicide to try to help them. They are who they are for better and worse. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#35. I've always been interested in family secrets and what happens behind closed doors. I find that fascinating and creepy - that's why I read: because I want to know other people's secrets. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#36. You can see wealth in people no matter what they're wearing. It's in the cut of their chins, a certain gloss to the skin, a drag and pause to their responsiveness. When poor people hear a loud noise, they whip their heads around. Wealthy people finish their sentences, then just glance back. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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#37. I hoped they saw right through my death mask to my sad and fiery soul, though I doubt they saw me at all. - Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
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