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 Irwin Shaw - “My favorite short-story writer is John Cheever.”
 Irwin Shaw - “My attitudes have changed, but somebody would have to read all my books to find out how they have.”
 Irwin Shaw - “Kennedy was a man who liked writers and even I got invited to the White House.”
 Irwin Shaw - “In Europe, a writer is supposed to improve up until he's about 75.”
 Irwin Shaw - “In America, we have the feeling of the doomed young artist. Fitzgerald was the great example of that.”
 Irwin Shaw - “In a novel, it's hard to keep track of everybody.”
 Irwin Shaw - “I'm not as hopeful as I was when I was young.”
 Irwin Shaw - “I reach my readers regardless of what the critics have written.”
 Irwin Shaw - “I never show anything to anybody until I've finished it.”
 Irwin Shaw - “I never drink while I'm working, but after a few glasses I get ideas that would never have occurred to me dead sober.”
 Irwin Shaw - “I haven't stuck to any formula. Most great writers stick to the same style, but I wanted to be more various.”
 Irwin Shaw - “Ernest Hemingway did a great deal toward making the writer an acceptable public figure obviously, he was no sissy.”
 Irwin Shaw - “Curiously, the United States is full of writers who have one big work in their life and that's all.”
 Irwin Shaw - “At the height of the McCarthy period, writers were being hounded.”
 Irwin Shaw - “All writers are the same - they forget a thousand good reviews and remember one bad one.”
 Irwin Shaw - “I don't think that the writer is regarded as a freak by Americans.”
 Irwin Shaw - “I am forced to say that I have many fiercer critics than myself.”
 Irwin Shaw - “It's those damn critics again.”
 Irwin Shaw - “Every novelist has a different purpose - and often several purposes which might even be contradictory.”
 Tommy Shaw - “You can have fun, but you also have to put on your thinking cap every day.”
 Tommy Shaw - “When you sign with a label, they do insist upon certain rights, and if you have a competent attorney, your rights will be protected.”
 Tommy Shaw - “When it stops being fun, stop.”
 Tommy Shaw - “When I was about 3, my grandfather used to give me and my sister a nickel to sit out on the front porch with him and sing songs.”
 Tommy Shaw - “When I became 16 I started thinking seriously about singing.”
 Tommy Shaw - “When a song gets its legs and begins to come to me, this is the euphoric hook that keeps me wanting to continue.”

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