Top 10 Quotes by Mark Leyner

Mark Leyner

My relationship with my readers is somewhat theatrical. One of the main things I try to do in my work is delight my readers.

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

Mark Leyner
I think I'm a shy, self-conscious person who thinks he's being looked at and tries to look okay. Not in a hottie, narcissistic way necessarily.
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
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

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
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 in that very preliminary stage of wondering how exactly to "pressurize" the novel in some way I've never considered before.

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