1. 10

    I have often heard that the novel is dead. But I see novels produced, I don't know how many a week, in France. I have the impression it's carrying along quite well.

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  2. 9

    All psychological research is completely barred by the interpretations of the psychoanalysts. Everything happens in the unconscious, and I don't know what this unconscious is.

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  3. 8

    Neither reproaches nor encouragements are able to revive a faith that is waning.

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  4. 7

    I don't admire Freud as much as some people do. Imagine Shakespeare being aware of the Oedipal complex when he wrote Hamlet. It would have been a disaster.

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  5. 6

    It's a question of not copying the masters, to look for something, good or bad, for oneself. To enter this liberated state of mind, one cannot copy the others.

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  6. 5

    Literature is always trying to show other parts of this immense universe in which we live. It's endless. I'm sure there will be other writers who will discover new worlds.

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  7. 4

    The act of writing is a kind of catharsis, a liberation, but I never really concerned myself with that. I write because it interests me.

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  8. 3

    Suspicion is one of the morbid reactions by which an organism defends itself and seeks another equilibrium.

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  9. 2

    One can't write without having read - you have to read before beginning to write - and universities offer a very good opportunity to read.

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  10. 1

    Television has lifted the manufacture of banality out of the sphere of handicraft and placed it in that of a major industry.

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  11. Last Update: 8 December 2021

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