Madison Smartt Bell Quotes & Sayings

14 most famous Madison Smartt Bell quotes and sayings (novelist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Madison Smartt Bell Quotes
“I have always had a mystical attitude toward inspiration. That's my nature.”
Madison Smartt Bell Quotes
“To me, there is nothing more soothing than the song of a mosquito that can't get through the mesh to bite you.”
Madison Smartt Bell Quotes
“I don't call myself a very good Christian, but I think I know one when I see one, and I also think I know when I don't.”
Madison Smartt Bell Quotes
“In 'For Whom the Bell Tolls,' Hemingway cozies up to revolution by romanticizing it (and not only with those execrable love scenes).”
Madison Smartt Bell Quotes
“Since the 1960s, exile for Haitians is a condition that ends only to begin again.”
Madison Smartt Bell Quotes
“Haiti was founded by African slaves who rose against their European masters, had a revolution, and created a new state. There is no other such event in Western history.”
“Hemingway's minimalism is based on the psychological mechanics of repression. An echo of his approach can be detected in a favorite trope of 1980s minimalists: a pattern of reference to dire secrets and hidden wounds these authors didn't realize they were supposed to have imagined.”
“I had a house in Haiti, in the hills above the North Atlantic coast. The house appeared as if out of a dream: my dream to have a foothold in the country. Like many concepts do in Haiti, the phrase 'pied a terre' became literal, material.”
“I had been an abject fan of Robert Stone since the early eighties, when I borrowed a copy of 'A Flag for Sunrise' to read on a plane to Rome. I was twenty-something, with a first novel under my belt.”
“John Fahey, thought during his lifetime to be possibly more than a little crazy, was the author of some thirty albums of gnomically introverted droning guitar instrumentals, which I listened to heavily in my teens and twenties; I even produced an hour or so of banjo music in an imitative John Fahey style.”

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