Josip Novakovich quotes

  • You don't need to wait for inspiration to write. It's easier to be inspired while writing that while not writing...
    -- Josip Novakovich

    #Inspiration #Writing #Waiting

  • "Foreboding" and "ominous" is what you're striving to achieve-not mention.
    -- Josip Novakovich

    #Writing #Strive #Achieve

  • Something in the movement of fingers on the keyboard enhances thought. Fingers pull your thoughts forward. Fingers are in some way an extension of your brain, with a lot of cortex associations at their trigger. Get them going!
    -- Josip Novakovich

    #Brain #Movement #Association

  • Dialogue is easy. It's what you've been doing almost every day, most of your life.
    -- Josip Novakovich

    #Easy #Dialogue

  • In Globetrotter, David Albahari explores the consciousness of emigres from the former Yugoslavia, Croatia and Serbia, showing that while abroad, many of us are even more intensely preoccupied with our histories than we were while living in Yugoslavia. His narrative structured out of realistic details and perceptions with self-conscious meditation blending history, civilization and its discontents, and personal experience reaches a density and intensity akin to Krasznahorkai's and Thomas Bernhard's. An intensely idiosyncratic narrative, enjoyable and thoughtful.
    -- Josip Novakovich

    #Thoughtful #Self #Yugoslavia

  • Fiction is an expressionist painting rather than a photograph.
    -- Josip Novakovich

    #Fiction #Painting #Photograph

  • Justin Hermann is one of the best new voices in short fiction-deep and entertaining as hell, with many funny lines, unexpected turns of events, and great insights. Wonderful stories: each one is a trip!
    -- Josip Novakovich

    #Voice #Lines #Events

  • There is a beautiful and life-enhancing alternative outlook that offers insight, consolation, inspiration and meaning, which has nothing to do with religion, and everything to do with the best, most generous, most sympathetic understanding of human reality.

  • Beware of addictive medicines. Everything in moderation. This applies particularly to the Internet and your sofa. The physical world is ultimately the source of all inspiration. Which is to say, if all else fails: take a bike ride.

  • My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.

  • It came about as follows: over the years when I was involved in dianetics, I wrote the beginnings of many stories. I would get an idea, and then write the beginning, and then never touch it again.

  • Wait, so @ToysRUs pulled all of the Breaking Bad figures from their shelves and still sells Barbie? Hmmmm...I wonder what is more damaging?

  • Jerusalem is a time bomb that I fear is just waiting to go off.

  • Don't take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.

  • Some people wait constructively; they read or knit. I have watched some truly appalling pieces of needlework take form. Others - I am one of them - abandon all thought and purpose to an uneasy vegetative states.

  • Wait a minute, I'm a fan of yours; you can't be a fan of mine!

  • I'm waiting for the time when I fail - because we all fail - and I'm ready, I'll take up carpentry.