Ann Beattie Quotes

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Clich├ęs so often befall vain people.

By: shekhar # 1
In Vain Quotes

Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits.

By: shekhar # 1
In Assume Quotes

Women are obviously much more discriminated against than men in many ways.

By: shekhar # 1
In Ways Quotes

Quite often my narrator or protagonist may be a man, but I'm not sure he's the more interesting character, or if the more complex character isn't the woman.

By: shekhar # 1
In Protagonist Quotes

When I lived in New York, not only did I have safety locks on the door but I had the music going, keeping the city at a distance, trying to find creative time and peace and so forth.

By: shekhar # 1
In Peace Quotes

I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now.

By: shekhar # 1
In Summer Quotes

While I would agree that I write about serious subjects, and that they're not necessarily the most pleasant subjects or even the most pleasant people, as a writer I just think about the humorous aspects of these things - that's what keeps me going when I'm writing a story.

By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
In Humorous Quotes

It's often been said that I'm an extremely depressing, cynical writer. I've never known what to make of that.

By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
In Depressing Quotes

I don't write about things that I have the answers to or things that are very close to home. It just wouldn't be any adventure. It wouldn't have any vitality.

By: Aksh Dhiman # 2
In Adventure Quotes

It seems to me that the problem with diaries, and the reason that most of them are so boring, is that every day we vacillate between examining our hangnails and speculating on cosmic order.

By: Sachin Jain # 13
In Write Quotes

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