Success According to Giddle

Giddle treated them with patient indifference. They ordered hamburgers and coffee, always the same thing, and she attended them last, gave them lousy service. That was yet another thing I misread, Giddle’s indifference to them. I attributed it to her general feeling in regard to the art world - that part of it where people made art, sold the art, got in return money, fame, recognition. Success was highly overrated, according to Giddle. “Anyone can be a success,” she said “It’s so much more interesting to not want that."

- from The Flamethrowers, Rachel Kushner