Quotations by Nicholson Baker

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Born: Monday, January 7, 1957
Profession: Novelist
Nationality: American

For me, as a beginning novelist, all other living writers form a control group for whom the world is a placebo.
- Nicholson Baker
(Keywords: Control, Beginning, Living, World, Writers)

Haven't you felt a peculiar sort of worry about the chair in your living room that no one sits in?
- Nicholson Baker
(Keywords: Living, Worry)

I no longer want to live in an apartment furnished with forklifts and backhoes.
- Nicholson Baker
(Keywords: Want)

Rarely do pens go dry in restaurants.
- Nicholson Baker
(Keywords: Restaurants)

Shoes are the first adult machines we are given to master.
- Nicholson Baker
(Keywords: First, Machines)

Spoon the sauce over the ice cream. It will harden. This is what you have been working for.
- Nicholson Baker
(Keywords: Will)

That was the problem with reading: you always had to pick up again at the very thing that had made you stop reading the day before.
- Nicholson Baker
(Keywords: Day, Reading)

Until a friend or relative has applied a particular proverb to your own life, or until you've watched him apply the proverb to his own life, it has no power to sway you.
- Nicholson Baker
(Keywords: Power, Life, Friend)

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