Literary Birthday – 2 July – Tao Lin


Happy Birthday, Tao Lin, born 2 July 1983

Six Quotes

  1. Patriotism is the belief that not all human lives are worth the same.
  2. Novels–and memoirs–are perhaps the most comprehensive reports humans can deliver, of their private experiences, to other humans.
  3. I think everyone is ‘racist’, to differing degrees, in that everyone’s brain will automatically associate information with other information, based on the information they are looking at, but I think focusing on race in any manner that isn’t neutral or self-aware probably increases racism.
  4. The correct arrangement of words will make these bad feelings go away tonight.
  5. I don’t have specific music for when I’m writing. I’m usually listening to the same playlist or ‘artist’ before I arrive at the computer as when I’m walking somewhere after leaving the computer.
  6. I like most any place if I have Internet access.

Tao Lin is an American novelist, poet, essayist, short-story writer, and artist. He has published three novels, including Taipei, two books of poetry, one short story collection, and one novella in print as well as an extensive assortment of online content.

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 by Amanda Patterson