Tom Perrotta Quotes

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My mythic version of America is very much about parents

My mythic version of America is very much about parents and children, and in my experience, the suburban setting is where that particular drama plays out. Which isn’t to say that there aren’t parents and children in cities or on farms. I just don’t know them.
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I think I’m fascinated by the power of religion in our culture. Like a lot of secular, liberal people, I ignored it for a long time. Lately, of course, just from a political perspective, it’s impossible to ignore.
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It just so happened that for most of my life I’ve lived in the suburbs.
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I was writing very early, like I was involved in our high school literary magazine, which was called ‘Pariah.’ The football team was the Bears, and the literary magazine was ‘Pariah.’ It was great. It was definitely a real sub-culture. But I wrote stories for them.
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When things don’t go well, it helps to think of yourself as a genius and the rest of the world as a bunch of idiots.
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I did a lot of reading of the Bible and became fascinated with the idea of the Rapture. It’s pretty wild. I hadn’t heard of it until I was in college.
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I write about kids growing up, I write a lot about schools and parents, and all of my experiences with those things have been suburban experiences.
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Nothing beats novel writing because it’s complete expression of you. You just control everything. Not even a movie director has that level of control.
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I no longer believe that just about everything is funny, if viewed from the proper angle.
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I used to describe myself as a comic novelist, but my concerns seem to have darkened over the past few years.
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I was also known as Frodo because I was an early adopter of ‘The Lord of the Rings.’
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The few times I’ve tried to write original screenplays, it’s a difficult process because I just don’t feel like I know the characters the way I know them after the year or two it takes to write a novel.
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I really wanted to be a musician, but it turned out I had no sense of time.
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I’m used to adapting my novels for feature film – it can be challenging to cut and compress three or four hundred pages into two hours of dramatic action.
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