I read ‘The Great Gatsby’ in high school and was hypnotized by the beauty of the sentences and moved by the story about the irrevocability of lost love.

Tom Perrotta Beauty Quote

I have actual dreams of Bruce Springsteen calling me up on stage to wear a bandanna and play rhythm guitar next to Little Steven.

Tom Perrotta Dreams Quote

I don’t really distinguish between sympathy and honesty when I’m writing. The two go together – I’m interested in inhabiting my characters seeing the world through their eyes.

Tom Perrotta Sympathy Quote

I think I’m fascinated by the power of religion in our culture. Like a lot of secular liberal people I ignored it for a long time. Lately of course just from a political perspective it’s impossible to ignore.

I’ve been a little bit obsessed with religion without being a religious person for about a decade.

Tom Perrotta Religion Quotes