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"I used to think when I was in my teens I was very different from my father, but now I see that what we do is probably quite similar." Kazuo Ishiguro
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"Screenplays I didn't really care about, journalism, travel books, getting my writer friends to write about their dreams or something. I just determined to write the books I had to write." Kazuo Ishiguro
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"I couldn't speak Japanese very well, passport regulations were changing, I felt British, and my future was in Britain. And it would also make me eligible for literary awards. But I still think I'm regarded as one of their own in Japan." Kazuo Ishiguro
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"The world is crawling with authors touring now. They're like performance artists." Kazuo Ishiguro
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"I felt slightly superior to student politics, for instance. I had no reason to think this, but I thought of myself as slightly more seasoned. I became quite cynical talking to my student friends." Kazuo Ishiguro
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"What is difficult is the promotion, balancing the public side of a writer's life with the writing. I think that's something a lot of writers are having to face. Writers have become much more public now." Kazuo Ishiguro
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"But what is after all the happiness of mere power? There is a greater happiness possible than to be lord of heaven and earth; that is the happiness of being truly loved." Lafcadio Hearn
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"The subject of Finnish poetry ought to have a special interest for the Japanese student, if only for the reason that Finnish poetry comes more closely in many respects to Japanese poetry than any other form of Western poetry." Lafcadio Hearn
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"There was very little suicide among the men of the North, because every man considered it his duty to get killed, not to kill himself; and to kill himself would have seemed cowardly, as implying fear of being killed by others." Lafcadio Hearn
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"We have been brought up to think that there can be nothing better than virtue, than duty, than strictly following the precepts of a good religion." Lafcadio Hearn
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"Memory is quite central for me. Part of it is that I like the actual texture of writing through memory." Kazuo Ishiguro
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"Blossoms are scattered by the wind and the wind cares nothing, but the blossoms of the heart no wind can touch." Kenko Yoshida
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"There are things I am more interested in than the clone thing. How are they trying to find their place in the world and make sense of their lives? To what extent can they transcend their fate? As time starts to run out, what are the things that really matter?" Kazuo Ishiguro
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"When you become a parent, or a teacher, you turn into a manager of this whole system. You become the person controlling the bubble of innocence around a child, regulating it." Kazuo Ishiguro
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"All children have to be deceived if they are to grow up without trauma." Kazuo Ishiguro
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"There's a practical problem about time and energy, and a more subtle problem of what it does to a writer's head, to continually analyze why they write, where it all comes from, where it's going to." Kazuo Ishiguro
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"People aren't quite sure what it means when a book is a Booker Prize winner. They're not quite sure what is being recommended, what literary values it stands for, because every year it stands for something different." Kazuo Ishiguro
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"There was another life that I might have had, but I am having this one." Kazuo Ishiguro
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"I don't think it's any fun, even if you are one of the most respected authors in the world like Margaret Atwood, to keep being nominated and not win." Kazuo Ishiguro
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"When I got to 40 or so... I had the sense when I looked back over my life I would actually see a mess of decisions, a few of which I had thought about, some of which I had sort of stumbled on, and many that I had no control over whatsoever." Kazuo Ishiguro
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"As a writer, I'm more interested in what people tell themselves happened rather than what actually happened." Kazuo Ishiguro
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