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We get on the bandwagon in all sorts of ways - you know minor ways and major ways - like what you've just encountered which isn't censorship exactly, it was something sort of uglier in a way.

I think it's really important to find out why people hurt you or try to oppose you or whatever.

I think what we have in this country is a little more dangerous in a way because it can't be seen fully. It's sorta internal censorship. We censor each other.

On the surface we all act like we all love each other and we're free and easy, and actually we're far more moralistic than any other society I've ever lived in.

I might be writing what people expect me to write, writing from that place where I might be ruled by economic considerations. To overcome that, I started working with my dreams, because I'm not so censored when I use dream material.

I write it to get it out of me. I don't write it to remember it.

First of all, writing at best - certainly fiction writing - more and more I think is magic.

I question: do we really understand the differences between modernist and postmodernist?

I'm very staid compared to my students, actually.

Some of the stuff about Yogi energy is really fascinating.

Yeah, I mean, I put work out there for people to use and I'm grateful when you use it.

And I'm working at trying to find a kind of language where I won't be so easily modulated by expectation.

I mean, they censor your work when they're scared of it.

You can do whatever you want with my work.

Well, I think writing is basically about time and rhythm. Like with jazz. You have your basic melody and then you just riff off of it. And the riffs are about timing.

I mean, once work's out there it's meant to be used.

Traveling around I don't think people are that horrible, I think they just don't know.

We've been very bad at understanding why the right-wing does things.

I'm really fascinated and you know I've been wondering about that usage of language, various breathing techniques and why in these practices language is being used in another way.

But guys such as Allen and William are more supportive than most men.