Jonathan Franzen

United States
Born on 17 Aug 1959


The Sum of Everything (1)

Her eyes weren't blinking. There was still something almost dead in them, something very far away. She seemed to be seeing all the way through to the back of him and beyond, out into the cold space o...

What We Are About (2)

I think the iPod is the true face of Republican politics, and I�m in favor of the music industry - standing up proud and saying it out loud: We in the Chiclet-manufacturing business are not about soc...

People Come For Money or Freedom (3)

"It�s all circling around the same problem of personal liberties", Walter said. "People came to this country for either money or freedom. If you don�t have money, you cling to your freedoms all the m...

The Big Change In Your Life (4)

And when the event, the big change in your life, is simply an insight � isn't that a strange thing? That absolutely nothing changes except that you see things differently and you're less fearful and ...
The Corrections

The Path to Success (5)

The reason they outperformed her was that they accepted each new �product� without trying to understand it. They got behind the new pitch wholeheartedly, even when it was risible and/or made no sense...



On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."