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 Michael Chabon - “I don't think anything else can be hopeful or accomplished if you have the fear that you will get arrested or prosecuted or censored, ... I saw a cry for help. So it was my goal to try to get writers whose work and whose name would be meaningful to the greatest number of people.”
 Michael Chabon - “The First Amendment has the same role in my life as a citizen and a writer as the sun has in our ecosystem,”
 Michael Chabon - “It feels a little scary for most writers because when you're writing, you're completely in charge you can say this book is all mine, it's my world. Whether giving over some of that has any monetary value or not, we'll see.”
 Michael Chabon - “It feels a little scary for most writers because when you're writing, you're completely in charge you can say this book is all mine, it's my world. Whether giving over some of that has any monetary value or not, we'll see.”
 Michael Chabon - “It was the beginning of youth culture and pandering to youth culture, ... In that, the comic book publishers were definitely pioneers.”
 Michael Chabon - “What's going to be hard for me is to try to divorce myself as much as possible from what I wrote. I'll have to approach it simply as raw material and try to craft a film script out of it.”
 Michael Chabon - “The things I keep going back to, rereading, maybe they say more about me as a reader than about the books. Love in the Time of Cholera, Pale Fire.”
 Michael Chabon - “The 'Talk of the Town' was really that in the 1940s it was all about New York, it was only about New York, and it was about people.”
 Michael Chabon - “That's the best thing about writing, when you're in that zone, you're porous, ready to absorb the solution.”
 Michael Chabon - “That was all very nice of them. They didn't have to do anything because I wasn't officially involved at all.”
 Michael Chabon - “So it was scary, but that's how it goes. To my great delight, I discovered that it did all belong.”
 Michael Chabon - “People keep saying, 'Oh, you're getting all these great reviews, that must make you really happy.' I guess it does, but mostly it's just a relief.”
 Michael Chabon - “Moby Dick - that book is so amazing. I just realized that it starts with two characters meeting in bed that's how my book begins, too, but I hadn't noticed the parallel before, two characters forced to share a bed, reluctantly.”
 Michael Chabon - “Louis Pasteur said, 'Chance favors the prepared mind.' If you're really engaged in the writing, you'll work yourself out of whatever jam you find yourself in.”
 Michael Chabon - “Joe is the hero and Sammy is the sidekick. That's how I feel about it.”
 Michael Chabon - “It's good to have it over with. I worked on it a long time, and I didn't know what people were going to think of it. Would people like it Would they buy it So far it's been doing pretty well.”
 Michael Chabon - “It was fun. That was something I came to fairly late.”
 Michael Chabon - “It was an incredible resource. I'd sit with a big stack of bound New Yorkers in the library and read through, especially the 'Talk of the Town' sections.”
 Michael Chabon - “It is unusual for Joe to be that way, but that's what interested me.”
 Michael Chabon - “I'm such a devoted web user, myself, that it feels important to me to have a presence, to be a part of that whole collective enterprise.”
 Michael Chabon - “I wasn't involved, except to the degree that they sent me drafts of the script as the writer turned them in. They asked me at one point to write a memo about what I thought of it.”
 Michael Chabon - “I was thinking, too, of Superman and his fortress of solitude.”
 Michael Chabon - “I was surprised that my wife thought it was a good idea, then again with my agent, another woman, then my editor, another woman - in spite of the fact that all three of them reacted positively I still have this fear.”
 Michael Chabon - “I was a big comics reader when I was a kid, from about six to fifteen. I collected them, I read them, I even created my own characters in comics.”
 Michael Chabon - “I wanted to give readers the feeling of knowing the characters, a mental image.”

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