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John Shirley
February 10, 1953 -
Nationality: American
Category: Author
Subcategory: American Author

I'm cursed with empathy. I'm also by nature way too opinionated.


I get drunk writing words. I don't drink or do drugs, but I get so carried away with writing that I get inebriated from it.


Labels only confuse people. The smarter people recognize artists who transcend categories. But I always try to entertain. It's in my nature; writers are born to entertain. If that means working ostensibly within a genre, fine.


I'm incapable of writing without social commentary. I like to think that it's integrated and not really heavy handedly didactic.


I think paranoia can be instructive in the right doses. Paranoia is a skill.


Innocence could be considered a discrete state of mind.


Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.


I'm trying to trick people into thinking about the unthinkable by using pop culture images.


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