John McGahern Quotes

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Born: November 12, 1934, Knockanroe, County Leitrim, Ireland
Birth Country: Ireland
Died: Mater Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, March 30, 2006
Occupation: Author

1.
When I start to write, words have become physical presence. It was to see if I could bring that private world to life that found its first expression through reading. I really dislike the romantic notion of the artist.
- John McGahern

2.
When I was in my 20s it did occur to me that there was something perverted about an attitude that thought that killing somebody was a minor offence compared to kissing somebody.
- John McGahern

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