Jerry Stahl

Born: September 28, 1954

Occupation: Novelist

Quotes of Jerry Stahl

Jerry Stahl

Life can be lived as a temporary arrangement. Life is a temporary arrangement! But the longer you go without changing, the more obscure the likelihood you ever will. After enough time passes, the idea...

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Jerry Stahl

I think that a lot of people are in love with stress. It's the dirty little secret of Western civilization. People often mistake stress for fuel.... to me, stress is just another bad drug that I don't...

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Jerry Stahl

Nothing ever turns me on so much in a woman as unhappiness.

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Jerry Stahl

It's not like I was an alkie or anything. Alcohol is for cleaning needles

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Jerry Stahl

Creativity is the opposite of TV

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Jerry Stahl

Jake La Botz is a creator of dark poetry and haunting song, the kind of music that gets in your bones and rides you for days, a sound and vision only those who've been to the bottom and clawed their way...

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Jerry Stahl

The Adderall Diaries is phenomenal. With jittery finesse and a reformed tweaker's eye for detail, Stephen Elliott captures the terrifying, hilarious, heart-strangling reality of a life whose scorched-earth...

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If you're here for four more years or four more weeks, you're here right now. I think when you're somewhere, you ought to be there. It's not about how long you stay in a place, it's about what you do while...

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Jerry Stahl

At 17, all I wanted was to be a famous junky. Like all my heroes.

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Jerry Stahl

All of us, at some point in life, choose our cliché.

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You may think you don't want to throw your life away for mere fleeting euphoria. But, once you get a taste, it doesn't feel so mere. From then on the planet becomes a waiting room. The rest of your life...

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Jerry Stahl

I kept getting high to kill my shame at the fact that I kept getting high.

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Jerry Stahl

This is what I think: If you had the nerve to live what you lived, you should have the nerve to write it.

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Jerry Stahl

To me, God is like this happy bus driver.

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Jerry Stahl

There's no deodorant for desperation.

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss