Top 10 Quotes by Mark Leyner

Mark Leyner

I always thought of my work as being animated by a spirit of unhinged generosity. Mark Leyne

Mark Leyner
Et Tu, Babe' was born out of my absolute certainty that a writer's life was solitary and insular, and I was happy with that. I love reading and writing; it's my whole life.
Mark Leyner

I've always wanted to be a poet at the beginning. I would look at my grandparents' books and my parents' books. And in my family, a typical aspirational Jewish family, being a writer was very much exalted, and it seemed impossible to me, that I could ever do something like that.

Mark Leyner
The interesting thing about something in the back of your mind is that it can travel pretty far back in your mind.
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
I guess I can picture things once they're done - I just can't picture actually doing them.
Mark Leyner

I was an infinitely hot and dense dot.

Mark Leyner
One of the things that struck me as unique about Hollywood is that I never had bad meetings. There were all enthusiastic, but meaninglessly enthusiastic.
Mark Leyner

Stand-up comedy had an interesting effect on me in terms of how I started to think about constructing things, because I really loved the interstices, the linkages, or lack thereof.

Mark Leyner
Yo! You’re my dope dealer not my thesis adviser. If I wanted your opinion about my dissertation, I’d have asked for it, Motherfucker!