Top 10 Quotes by Mark Leyner

Mark Leyner

This wasn't calculated, ... We didn't sit down and think, 'In three weeks, we can sell 500,000 copies.' But Billy's original idea was a stroke of genius.

Mark Leyner
I think of memory as a game, that is as something one engages in with a very profound kind of "playfulness."
Mark Leyner

My idea with my work is always to fashion something that's impossible to transpose into any other media.

Mark Leyner
Sometimes I think my purpose is as a saboteur when I'm working with other people, derailing what they're trying to do or taking things to a ludicrous extremity.
Mark Leyner

My work generally tends to be an all-out, 360-degree subversive take on everything, most of all my own notion of myself as a son, father, husband, human being and male in this culture.

Mark Leyner
I'm fascinated with video games, though I can't really play them. It's definitely an art form that intrigues me to no end, though.
Mark Leyner

When I started, I wanted to be thought of as tortured and seductive, not funny, but humor tends to be a reflexive part of a person's sensibility. It's an almost impossible thing to teach anyone, which leads me to believe that it's intuitive.

Mark Leyner
I thought of myself as kind of an anarchist all my whole adult life, from the days when I was 15 or 16.
Mark Leyner

I can tell from about 20 yards away when someone has a manuscript for me. I can just tell - they have that look.

Mark Leyner
I think people got in touch with me either knowing my work, or probably more frequently just knowing a plot or sort of buzz about something I did and sort of saying, "Get that guy that writes the crazy stuff in here."