03 October 2009

fiction / nonfiction

in answering an interviewer's question 'So the second you write something down, it's fiction', Tom Waits said:
There is no such thing as nonfiction. There is no such thing as truth. People who really know what happened aren't talking. And the people who don't have a clue, you can't shut them up. It's the same with your own stories, the ones that circulate around with your family and your friends.

the next question was: Do you keep a notebook?
Oh yeah, everybody does! Life is too confusing. Monkey wrenches, pocket knives, dog food, instant coffee, lipstick. You gotta get it organized somehow.

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