Dana Spiotta Quotes & Sayings

23 most famous Dana Spiotta quotes and sayings (author). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Dana Spiotta Quotes
“Occupy Wall Street means making Wall Street and the corporate power elite understand that the people affected by the binge of unregulated greed are not going away, and they are not going to give up.”
“The idea that you can live off the grid and just do your own thing is a very American idea - that you should be able to do your own thing, if you want to, if you're willing to pay the price for it. I think the price has gotten higher and higher.”
Dana Spiotta Quotes
“I am a great procrastinator. When the writing is going really well, the laundry piles up.”
Dana Spiotta Quotes
“Your memories from your early childhood seem to have such purchase on your emotions. They are so concrete.”
Dana Spiotta Quotes
“The novel is about, for me, sustained and organized looking. I do think that people have a hunger for a sustained engagement, that concentration that the book can offer.”
Dana Spiotta Quotes
“Memory is not particularly linear - it is associative, repetitive, subjective and porous. But the writer needs to convey disorder and dysfunction without making the novel itself disorderly or dysfunctional.”
“I don't have a lot of skills, but one thing I can do is, I can compartmentalize. I can make that a little world that I can go back to, so I can be a waitress, or I can be a teacher, and then go and work on my book.”
Dana Spiotta Quotes
“A good novel should be deeply unsettling - its satisfactions should come from its authenticity and its formal coherence. We must feel something crucial is at stake.”
“People think it's suspect and self-indulgent to make art, and I don't think that's true. Some people think you should be busy making something that you can sell in the marketplace, and if nobody wants to buy it, it must be crap. And that's not true.”
Dana Spiotta Quotes
“Although a great restaurant experience must include great food, a bad restaurant experience can be achieved through bad service alone. Ideally, service is invisible. You notice it only when something goes wrong.”

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