Bret Easton Ellis
I think basically most men are misogynistic.
I don’t know why I write what I write.
Are you as much of a criminal if you don’t act when there’s a crime taking place in front of you as you are one of the participants? That was something that I was thinking about a lot because there are many moments in ‘Less Than Zero’ where horrific things happen and Clay could do something about them, but his passivity stops him.
I think my sensibility is very literary; all my books were built as books, and I wasn’t thinking about them being movies.
It’s the rare book that’s able to transport you in a way that a movie does.
All of my books come from pain.
Why would I care what other people are thinking? I don’t care what an audience thinks of me.
Everyone I know who is successful has issues with their father, regardless of whether it was sports or business or entertainment.
If I want to write a movie, I’ll write a screenplay, but if I have an idea for a book, it’s something that I think can only be done novelistically.
I totally relate to Tom Cruise. He’s not crazy, it’s just the litany of the mid-life crisis.
No one is drawn to writing about being happy or feelings of joy.
Every book for me is an exorcism in some way or another, working through my feelings at the time.
Hope E. L .James doesn’t think I’m being a prankster. I really want to adapt her novels for the screen. Christian Grey is a writer’s dream.
Regardless of the business aspect of things, is there a reason that there isn’t a female Hitchcock or a female Scorsese or a female Spielberg? I don’t know. I think it’s a medium that really is built for the male gaze and for a male sensibility.