David Bergen quotes

  • Way back in 1989, I got lucky with my first published story when it was selected for the Journey Prize anthology. Then I got lucky three more times. It is astounding to see how many writers published in the anthology have gone on to publish great story collections and novels. The anthology is a windfall for both writer and reader.
    -- David Bergen

    #Journey #Lucky #Three

  • It's somewhat of a contradiction, .. I guess the quieter the voice, the more necessary it is to push it. It's not going to leap out at you and scream. I also can't control how a book is marketed. To say the book marketing is aggressive, fine, I'm happy with that. Push the book. That doesn't mean that my personality or writing style changes.
    -- David Bergen

    #Book #Writing #Mean

  • My journey began with a single pencil. While traveling through India in 2006, I asked a boy begging on the streets, 'If you could have anything in the world, what would you want?' and he answered me with two words: 'A pencil.' Luckily, I had one in my pocket, and in the second it took me to give it to him, a defining dream was born.

  • The nearest my parents came to alcohol was at Holy Communion and they utterly overestimated its effects. However bad the weather, Dad never drove to church because Mam thought the sacrament might make him incapable on the return journey.

  • I dont drive around London much. Any journey around Islington involves hundreds of speed bumps that seem to tear the bottom of your car off.

  • I've been really lucky with the people that I've gotten to work with. I learn a lot from them, just by watching them.

  • I'm just a kid from Bronx who got lucky.

  • The swells were amazing! As big as three-story apartment buildings!

  • People weren't buying as many records. My record company did not want me. I went through three record companies, went on tour at the wrong time. It destroyed me.

  • Ive only dressed in drag three or four times.

  • My first album was completed in three months.

  • There are three things in my life which I really love: God, my family, and baseball. The only problem - once baseball season starts, I change the order around a bit.