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Andrew Vachss
October 19, 1942 -
Nationality: American
Category: Author
Subcategory: American Author

I believe my publisher has shown a great deal of faith in me over a lot of years but I'm not prepared to be so arrogant to say that the long-term literary value of my work would compensate them for a financial failure.


The idea that you're not a writer until you're published is a lie.


My life is triage.


People are pushing against the fabric of society all the time.


We don't protect our young, and we tolerate predators of our own species.


A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW. There is no Geneva Convention for kids.


I think people should be consumers of journalism.


Victimizers of children are the enemies of any so-called society.


I don't sign contracts for my books.


Journalism is the protection between people and any sort of totalitarian rule. That's why my hero, admittedly a flawed one, is a journalist.


Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball.


I don't understand people whose gratification is a BMW. You don't know what joy is until you see a kid who was tortured get adopted by a family.


No politician is threatened by the child protective constituency, because it does not exist.


The third person narrator, instead of being omniscient, is like a constantly running surveillance tape.


I'm in pursuit of what cannot be achieved: perfection.


Journalism is what maintains democracy. It's the force for progressive social change.


I don't take advances for my books.


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