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Quotation of the Week: Elizabeth Hardwick

Since I often sense that I’m plot-challenged (and I was a fan of certain nighttime “soaps” back in the day), I loved this quotation, which I found via Twitter last week.

“If I want a plot I’ll watch ‘Dallas.'”

– Elizabeth Hardwick (interviewed in 1985)

Source: The Paris Review

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  1. Quotes and real life are often at odds. I lived in the same building in Manhattan as Elizabeth Hardwick from 1978 to 1987. She had a tempestuous marriage from 1949 to 1972 with the poet Robert Lowell. Sometime during the years I was living in that West 67th Street co-op apartment building, she tried to kill herself by setting the apartment on fire. Fortunately, the walls and floors were concrete.

  2. That is quite a comment! Thanks for sharing. Fortunately, the walls and floors were concrete, indeed.

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