Barry Hannah Quotes
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As a young man it was very disturbing to teach beautiful girls because it was lust, and putting on a show, peacocking. But you just calm out if you're around sixty—most of us, anyway. Now I feel like an uncle to the young beauties I teach. So I've learned more about women, let's say, in the last decade by the normal process of aging and mellowing.
Modern writers of history are so far superior to fiction writers lately that the domestic psychologies we're supposed to wade through that pass for art are only high dreariness. I get much from the courage of men and women in history. History is story, of course, and good history will invest you.
Many of us have been writers since we were ten because we've been hams in one way or another. We want our times dramatized. We don't want to be erased by time, and I think that's what it's all about. I think everything's a monument, every piece of work we do, to a past. And that's the story. That's the plot.