Anne Enright Quotes

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I think it's very important to write a demythologized woman character. My characters are flawed. They are no better than they should be. -Anne Enright
Her past is behind her, her future is of little concern. She moves towards the grave, at her own speed. -Anne Enright
He had beautiful manners. Which, if you ask me, was mostly a question of saying nothing, to anyone, ever. -Anne Enright
A drinker does not exist. Whatever they say, it is just the drink talking -Anne Enright
For 10 or 11 years, I had my kids, I wrote four or five books, and I was working all the damn time. -Anne Enright
I work at the sentences. Many of the things people find distinctive about my writing, I think of as natural. -Anne Enright
There is nothing as tentative as an old woman's touch; as loving or as horrible. -Anne Enright
I love the characters not knowing everything and the reader knowing more than them. There's more mischief in that and more room for seriousness, too. -Anne Enright
If you can just actually let the character be for a bit, then you get the right sense. -Anne Enright
I think young children in the Western middle classes are objects of incredible anxiety. -Anne Enright
Belief needs something terrible to make it work, I find--blood, nails, a bit of anguish. -Anne Enright
Only bad writers think that their work is really good. -Anne Enright
To be able to have the space to sit down and write has always been my central policy. -Anne Enright
I never wanted to be mainstream as a writer, but look at what's happened. -Anne Enright
I became a full-time writer in 1993 and have been very happy, insofar as anybody is, since. -Anne Enright
When I'm working, I'm not so much disciplined as obsessive. I have this feeling that I need to clear everything away and get this down. -Anne Enright
I'm quite interested in the absolute roots of narrative, why we tell stories at all: where the monsters come from. -Anne Enright
I was raised in a very old fashioned Ireland where women were reared to be lovely. -Anne Enright
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