[[I liked this on Writer’s Almanac (writersalmanac.publicradio.org) yesterday, from Jim Harrison, writer of Legends of the Fall]]
“I like grit, I like love and death, I'm tired of irony. A lot of good fiction is sentimental. The novelist who refuses sentiment refuses the full spectrum of human behavior, and then he just dries up. I would rather give full vent to all human loves and disappointments, and take a chance on being corny, than die a smartass."