Find the best quotes by Matthew Quick.
When I travel round the country, people can’t place my accent; if there’s someone in the audience, they’ll be like, ‘You’re from Philadelphia’, but everyone…
When I sit down to write, I don’t think, ‘OK, what is the next David O. Russell film I can write, or what is Harvey…
I was writing full time after quitting a job as a high school English teacher, and I hadn’t been able to sell anything, and my…
I had thought up the title, ‘The Good Luck of Right Now,’ several years ago. I had no idea what it meant or what the…
I grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood and was raised by a man who did not emote, ever… I always cry at movies, and when…
I always talk to young writers about when you make art in your room, you make art. And when you send it to New York…
The important thing for me as an artist is to keep going back to the page and doing what I do.
I’m from a family of bankers and businessmen, and here I am, the artist, the black sheep.
My tag line for ‘Silver Linings’ is this: It’s about a man who thinks his life is a movie produced by God.
I’m an incredibly emotional person, but I always feel bad about that. The work is therapy… I need to emote wildly while I write. I…
I write about people who are usually damaged or neglected by society finding each other and forming relationships that are quite extraordinary and in some…
I haven’t taught since 2004, but I taught high school English for seven years, primarily at a place called Haddonfield Memorial, which is in a…
The mental health conversation is very important to me. I have friends that struggle with various mental illnesses. I’ve struggled with depression and anxiety. I’m…
When I wrote ‘Silver Linings,’ I thought I was writing a book about the Philadelphia Eagles and male bonding, but when the book came out,…
The problem with the stigma around mental health is really about the stories that we tell ourselves as a society. What is normal? That’s just…
When I was in high school, I used to have breakfast with my grandpa every morning. He instilled a lot of values in me: hard…
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