Andrew Vachss

Profession : Lawyer ,Novelist ,Writer
Nationality : American
Birth : 19th October, 1942
Death :
About : Andrew Henry Vachss is an American crime fiction author, child protection consultant, and attorney exclusively representing children and youths. He is also a founder and national advisory board member of Protect: The National Association to Protect Children. Before becoming a lawyer, Vachss held many front-line positions in child protection. He was a federal investigator in sexually transmitted diseases, and a New York City social-services caseworker. Andrew Vachss is the author of 25 novels and two collections of short stories, as well as poetry, plays, song lyrics, and graphic novels.

Andrew Vachss Quotes

A kid in an abusive home has far fewer rights than any POW. There is no Geneva Convention for kids.
Building a mechanical device for its appearance is like putting lace on a bowling ball.
I believe my publisher has shown a great deal of faith in me over a lot of years but I’m not prepared to be so arrogant to say that the long-term literary value of my work would compensate them for a financial failure.
I don’t sign contracts for my books.
I don’t take advances for my books.
I don’t understand people whose gratification is a BMW. You don’t know what joy is until you see a kid who was tortured get adopted by a family.
I think people should be consumers of journalism.
I’m in pursuit of what cannot be achieved: perfection.
If a train is coming at you, closing your eyes won’t save you … but if you look right at it, you at least have a chance to jump.
Topics : Fear
Journalism is the protection between people and any sort of totalitarian rule. That’s why my hero, admittedly a flawed one, is a journalist.
Journalism is what maintains democracy. It’s the force for progressive social change.
My life is triage.
No politician is threatened by the child protective constituency, because it does not exist.
People are pushing against the fabric of society all the time.
The idea that you’re not a writer until you’re published is a lie.
The third person narrator, instead of being omniscient, is like a constantly running surveillance tape.
Victimizers of children are the enemies of any so-called society.
We don’t protect our young, and we tolerate predators of our own species.

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Anger and hatred lead to fear; compassion and concern for others allow us to develop self-confidence, which breeds trust and friendship.

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