Quote: A Writer’s Job Is To Imagine Everything So Personally

John Irving

“A writer’s job is to imagine everything so personally that the fiction is as vivid as memories.”
—John Irving (Born 1942), Novelist

I often worry, however, that in my old age, I’ll become so senile I may believe the fiction was what really happened … and that my real memories are but figments of the imagination.

Photo courtesy of The New York Times.

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