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George Saunders

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In the town where I live, I have frequently observed a phenomenon I have come to think of as Samish-Sex Marriage.

— George Saunders

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Humor is what happens when we're told the truth quicker and more directly than we're used to.

— George Saunders

#humour #humor

Irony is just honesty with the volume cranked up.

— George Saunders

#irony #just #up #volume

Though firm, we are never too firm, though we love fun, we never have fun in a silly way that makes us appear ridiculous, unless that is our intent.

— George Saunders

#humor #satire #humor

I guess you just have to trust your kids, trust that their innate interest in life will win out in the end, don’t you think?

— George Saunders

#life #love #parenthood #parenting #life

He was a father. That’s what a father does. Eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime.

— George Saunders

#love #love

Fiction is an urgent business. It is the Dying Us telling stories to the Dying Us, trying to crack the nonsense in our heads open with a big hammer pronto, before Death arrives.

— George Saunders

#fiction #business

Succeeding, whatever that might mean to you, is hard, and the need to do so constantly renews itself (success is like a mountain that keeps growing ahead of you as you hike it).

— George Saunders


I have plenty of friends," she says. "Name one." She looks at me. Which I guess is sort of sweet.

— George Saunders


Mr. A calls me into his office and says he's got bad news and bad news, and which do I want first. I say the bad news.

— George Saunders

#bad-news #funny #humor #funny

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His first story collection CivilWarLand in Bad Decline was a finalist for the 1996 PEN/Hemingway Award. A professor at Syracuse University Saunders won the National Magazine Award for fiction in 1994 1996 2000 and 2004 and second prize in the O.

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