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Bret Easton Ellis (b. 7 March 1964): “All of my books come from pain.”

7 Mar

Bret Easton Ellis, born 7 March 1964, is an American novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer. His novels include Less Than ZeroThe Rules of Attraction, and American Psycho. His works have been translated into 27 languages.

Quotes on writing:

  1. The better you look, the more you see.
  2. No one is drawn to writing about being happy or feelings of joy.
  3. Life is like a typographical error: we’re constantly writing and rewriting things over each other.
  4. Everyone I know who is successful has issues with their father, regardless of whether it was sports or business or entertainment.
  5. You do not write a novel for praise, or thinking of your audience. You write for yourself; you work out between you and your pen the things that intrigue you.
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