Donald Barthelme Quotes.

1. "Write about what you're afraid of."
- Quote by Donald Barthelme

2. "--Why are we fighting them? --They're mad. We're sane. --How do we know? --That we're sane? --Yes. --Am I sane? --To all appearances. --And you, do you consider yourself sane? --I do. --Well, there you have it. --But don't they also consider themselves sane? --I think they know. Deep down. That they're not sane. --How must that make them feel? --Terrible, I should think. They must fight ever more fiercely, in order to deny what they know to be true. That they are not sane."
- Quote by Donald Barthelme

3. "He is mad about being small when you were big, but no, that's not it, he is mad about being helpless when you were powerful, but no, not that either, he is mad about being contingent when you were necessary, not quite it... he is insane because when he loved you, you didn't notice."
- Quote by Donald Barthelme

4. "The death of God left the angels in a strange position."
- Quote by Donald Barthelme

5. "—What do the children say? —There's a thing the children say. —What do the children say? —They say: Will you always love me? —Always. —Will you always remember me? —Always. —Will you remember me a year from now? —Yes, I will. —Will you remember me two years from now? —Yes, I will. —Will you remember me five years from now? —Yes, I will. —Knock knock. —Who's there? —You see? ("Great Days," Forty Stories)"
- Quote by Donald Barthelme

6. "See the moon? It hates us."
- Quote by Donald Barthelme

7. "There is no moment that exceeds in beauty that moment when one looks at a woman and finds that she is looking at you in the same way that you are looking at her. The moment in which she bestows that look that says, "Proceed with your evil plan, sumbitch."
- Quote by Donald Barthelme

8. "There was no particular point at which I stopped being promising."
- Quote by Donald Barthelme

9. "Goals incapable of attainment have driven many a man to despair, but despair is easier to get to than that -- one need merely look out of the window, for example."
- Quote by Donald Barthelme

10. "Succeed! It has been done, and with a stupidity that can astound the most experienced."
- Quote by Donald Barthelme

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