Mordecai Richler

Mordecai Richler

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Author Profession: Canadian writer
Born: January 27, 1931
Died: July 03, 2001
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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In Canada, nobody is ever overthrown because nobody gives a damn.

Coming from Canada, being a writer and Jewish as well, I have impeccable paranoia credentials.

Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing; it's about dying, about the brief flicker of time we have here, and the frustration that it creates.

We live in the country, and I have a huge library there. When we go to London for the winter I never know which books to take. I never know what I am going to need. That's the only disadvantage.

Everybody writes a book too many.

I'm criticized by the feminists, by the Jewish establishment, by Canadian nationalists. And why not? I've had my pot shots at them. I'm fair game.

If you're writing a novel, you're in a room for three or four years. There's not much coming in from the outside.

The process hasn't changed, but the writer has developed. I still get up every morning and go to work.

I obviously prefer writing novels but I take my journalism very seriously, and I enjoy doing it between novels. It gives me an opportunity to move in the outside world.

Some of the attitudes of Barney are certainly attitudes I share, but not all.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

When other little girls wanted to be ballet dancers, I kind of wanted to be a vampire. Angelina Jolie age

If only media people would stop reaching for the low-hanging fruit, which is cynicism and pessimism, and stopped trying so hard to be hip and cool and have a swagger. Emilio Estevez

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