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David Guterson

There's a certain nostalgia and romance in a place you left.
David Guterson romance
Time made me change. I gradually woke up to the realization that this is who I am, an author, a public figure, and I couldn't just hide in my study, tapping away at the keyboard and pretend that I didn't have a role to play beyond stringing words together.
David Guterson change
What some people interpret as brooding melancholy is serenity. I don't feel required to grasp all the time.
David Guterson time
Don Quixote is one that comes to mind in comparison to mine, in that they both involve journeys undertaken by older men. That is unusual, because generally the hero of a journey story is very young.
David Guterson mind
I write because something inner and unconscious forces me to. That is the first compulsion. The second is one of ethical and moral duty. I feel responsible to tell stories that inspire readers to consider more deeply who they are.
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I was aware that there is an expectation that writers inevitably falter at this stage, that they fail to live up to the promise of their first successful book, that the next book never pleases the way the prior one did. It simply increased my sense of being challenged.
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I think of myself as a really happy person.
David Guterson self
I grew up in Seattle, but I always knew I wanted to leave.
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It's a brooding melancholy that haunts me.
David Guterson
Everybody has a world, and that world is completely hidden until we begin to inquire. As soon as we do, that entire world opens to us and yields itself. And you see how full and complex it is.
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Post-modernism is dead because it didn't address human needs.
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Cities produce in me melancholy or a tension I don't need.
David Guterson need
I often heard about his cases and I often sat in on his trials. In the late 1960s when I was growing up I wanted to be a crusader like him but I didn't want to wear a suit and commute.
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Writing became an obsessive compulsive habit but I had almost no money so I thought about being an urban firefighter and having lots of free time in which to write or becoming an English teacher and thinking about books and writers on a daily basis. That swayed me.
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I was born in Washington State and have lived here for 42 plus years.
David Guterson live
Fiction is socially meaningful.
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Hemingway said the only way to write about a place is to leave it.
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I became paralyzed as an artist with writer's block.
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I have relaxed into my persona as an author, although I used to fight that.
David Guterson author
I think you have an obligation to share what you know as a writer.
David Guterson writer
I'm interested in themes that endure from generation to generation.
David Guterson end
I'm not an urban person.
David Guterson person
It doesn't matter who you are, how many awards you've won, how popular you are, or how much critical acclaim you've had.
David Guterson war
My book is traditional. It runs counter to the post-modern spirit.
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My father is a practicing criminal law attorney in the Seattle area.
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Theres a certain nostalgia and romance in a place you left.
David Guterson romance

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