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(Source: Brainyquote.com)

Nazim Hikmet: “Living is no laughing matter: you must live with great seriousness… living must be your whole occupation.”

Don DeLillo: “I embarked on my life – I didn’t have to do anything. I don’t have an explanation.”

Deborah Eisenberg: “To be interested in short stories, you have to be interested in fiction as an art form.”