Quote for Today: Philip Roth

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I needed my life as a springboard for my fiction. I have to have something solid under my feet when I write. I’m not a fantasist. I bounce up and down on the diving board, and I go into the water of fiction. But I’ve got to begin in life so I can pump life into it throughout.

Philip Roth, “Goodbye, Frustration”, New York Times, November 17, 2012

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