The interesting thing about something in the back of your mind is that it can travel pretty far back in your mind.

-Mark Leyner
Mark Leyner

I think to simply make fun of something isn't particularly interesting. I try to not just do a parody of something or belittle something or disparage something.

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

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

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 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 of memory as a game, that is as something one engages in with a very profound kind of "playfulness."
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
People tend to know so little about their bodies as compared to their cars or their laptops, ... When I worked in a pharmacy in Washington, D.C., people would ask me medical questions all the time. I was just a 22-year-old cashier at Rite Aid.
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