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For black people, being around white people is sometimes like taking care of babies you don't like, babies who throw up on you again and again, but whom you cannot punish, because they're babies.
I have always hated to observe things, always, because to observe anything has meant I will remember it.
Whether it's a play, a story, or an essay, I feel fortunate to be able to speak in these different ways.
Our experiences are painful and sometimes annihilating, and if we have the strength to crawl out of and excavate that wreckage, we have to ask ourselves how to describe the truth of it.
For me, writing is a way of struggling through the intricacies of an antiempirical sensibility.
I see fiction not as the construction of an alternate world but as what your imagination gives you from the real world.
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Speak roughly to your little boy, And beat him when he sneezes; He only does it to annoy, Because he knows it teases.
Hilton Als is an American writer and theater critic who writes for The New Yorker magazine. Als is a former staff writer for The Village Voice and former editor-at-large at Vibe magazine.
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