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I Could Write William Gibson Novels For Him

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We try to organize the world, which isn't organized the way our brains want to organize it. We tell stories about the people in our lives, we project ideas onto them. We project relationships with people, we make our lives into stories. I don't think we can avoid doing that. There's no way to approach anything in an objective way. We're completely subjective; our view of the world is completely controlled by who we are as human beings, as men or women, by our age, our history, our profession, by the state of the world.

This story is about the creative act, but it's about the creative act of being a human being, not just about what an artist does. It's true that I'm interested in that world, I live in that world. Often I use that world as a metaphor for trying to understand the whole world, as anybody would who has a particular experience in their life. That's how they filter things, that's how they see.