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Barry Crimmins

Barry Crimmins

"We are conditioned to think we suck because we are not completely celebrated everyday. I just celebrate because I don’t have to go to work at NormoCorp everyday. I’m sitting out here in the early morning with the sun, with the birds singin', and the dogs lying here, talkin' with you, about whatever we want to talk about. We already won. We already won. They didn’t get me. I’m not worried about dealing with some nitwit middle manager all day who’s makin' me feel stressed out and screwin' up my life. I’m sittin' here. I have to fly to New Mexico tomorrow to talk about why the drug war is stupid. That’s all I gotta do."

Natatcha Estebanez

Natatcha Estebanez

"The film is about fear of losing oneself. Profoundly, it's about holding, not assimilating, integrating but not assimilating. I think assimilation is one of the worst things...this country is obsessed with assimilation. When I think about you, I will think in Spanish, and if I were to think of you in English it will not feel the same."

Jim Crace

Jim Crace

"What always has interested me is the way that books are different from the writers. When I write a book I always look for that moment where the book abandons me and starts to express a view of its own."

Susan Orlean

Susan Orlean

"I like the mental puzzle involved with dealing with a real situation rather than one that you can just arbitrarily choose to change. And frankly I like the social mission of writing non-fiction."

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