Janet Malcolm Quotes

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A burglar at the subject's keyhole, shamelessly marketing voyeuristic delights.
— Janet Malcolm London Review of Books


If you scratch a great photograph, you find two things; a painting and a photograph.
— Janet Malcolm New Boston Review


Analysts keep having to pick away at the scab that the patient tries to form between himself and the analyst to cover over his wounds. The analyst keeps the surface raw, so that the wound will heal properly.
— Janet Malcolm


Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.  He is a kind of confidence man, preying on people's vanity, ignorance, or loneliness, gaining their trust, and betraying them without remorse.
— Janet Malcolm in The New Yorker