"There's hope for everyone. That's what makes the world go round."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Paul Auster on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Paul Auster on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Paul Auster on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Paul Auster on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Paul Auster on Dalai Lama
"Everything can change at any moment, suddenly and forever."
"All I wanted to do was write - at the time, poems, and prose, too. I guess my ambition was simply to make money however I could to keep myself going in some modest way, and I didn't need much, I was unmarried at the time, no children."
"I guess I wanted to leave America for awhile. It wasn't that I wanted to become an expatriate, or just never come back, I needed some breathing room. I'd already been translating French poetry, I'd been to Paris once before and liked it very much, and so I just went."
"I was always interested in French poetry sort of as a sideline to my own work, I was translating contemporary French poets. That kind of spilled out into translation as a way to earn money, pay for food and put bread on the table."