Thursday, January 9, 2020

Quote of the Day (Saul Bellow, on How Being a Celebrity is Like ‘A High-Voltage Cable’)

“To be a celebrity is like picking up a high-voltage cable which you can’t release. I saw it with Marilyn Monroe, she lived in a state of horrible excitement, and died of it. I didn’t want to be ignored or obscure, but I didn’t want to kill myself.” — American novelist and Nobel Literature laureate Saul Bellow (1915-2005), "Saul Bellow Interview: 'My Agonies Over Writing,'" interviewed by David Pryce-Jones for Telegraph Magazine (UK), Oct. 3, 1975, reprinted June 10, 2015

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