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Anne Enright quotes: Do not sigh, do not weep! Do not sigh, do not weep!
Anne Enright quotes: A drinker does not exist. Whatever they say, it is just the drink talking A drinker does not exist. Whatever they say, it is just the drink talking
Anne Enright quotes: We are very happy. Or, no. We are not happy, exactly. But we love each other very much, and this charges our lives with shape and light. We are very happy. Or, no. We are not happy, exactly. But we love each other very much, and this charges our lives with shape and light.
Anne Enright quotes: I was raised in a very old fashioned Ireland where women were reared to be lovely. I was raised in a very old fashioned Ireland where women were reared to be lovely.
Anne Enright quotes: Resistless change, when powerless to improve, Can only mar. Resistless change, when powerless to improve, Can only mar.
Anne Enright quotes: Only bad writers think that their work is really good. Only bad writers think that their work is really good.
Anne Enright quotes: I work at the sentences. Many of the things people find distinctive about my writing, I think of as natural. I work at the sentences. Many of the things people find distinctive about my writing, I think of as natural.
Anne Enright quotes: I see her on a Sunday after lunch, and we spend a pleasant afternoon, and when I leave I find she has run through me like water. I see her on a Sunday after lunch, and we spend a pleasant afternoon, and when I leave I find she has run through me like water.
Anne Enright quotes: I think writers worry that you might not exist in some strange way if you're not writing. I think writers worry that you might not exist in some strange way if you're not writing.
Anne Enright quotes: The only way to write a book, I'm fond of telling people, is to actually write a book. That's how you write a book. The only way to write a book, I'm fond of telling people, is to actually write a book. That's how you write a book.
Anne Enright quotes: If you can just actually let the character be for a bit, then you get the right sense. If you can just actually let the character be for a bit, then you get the right sense.
Anne Enright quotes: I'm quite interested in the absolute roots of narrative, why we tell stories at all: where the monsters come from. I'm quite interested in the absolute roots of narrative, why we tell stories at all: where the monsters come from.
Anne Enright quotes: In more static societies, like Ireland, you can tell where a person is from by their surname, or where their grandparents are from. In more static societies, like Ireland, you can tell where a person is from by their surname, or where their grandparents are from.
Anne Enright quotes: I think I am ready for that. I think I am ready to be met. I think I am ready for that. I think I am ready to be met.
Anne Enright quotes: He had beautiful manners. Which, if you ask me, was mostly a question of saying nothing, to anyone, ever. He had beautiful manners. Which, if you ask me, was mostly a question of saying nothing, to anyone, ever.
Anne Enright quotes: Her past is behind her, her future is of little concern. She moves towards the grave, at her own speed. Her past is behind her, her future is of little concern. She moves towards the grave, at her own speed.
Anne Enright quotes: To be able to have the space to sit down and write has always been my central policy. To be able to have the space to sit down and write has always been my central policy.
Anne Enright quotes: I am interested in silences I am interested in silences
Anne Enright quotes: I do not believe in evil- I believe that we are human and fallible, that we things and spoil them in an ordinary way. I do not believe in evil- I believe that we are human and fallible, that we things and spoil them in an ordinary way.
Anne Enright quotes: I think you know everything at eight. But is is hidden from you, sealed up, in a way you have to cut yourself open to find. I think you know everything at eight. But is is hidden from you, sealed up, in a way you have to cut yourself open to find.
Anne Enright quotes: Cats, I always think, only jump into your lap to check if you are cold enough, yet, to eat. Cats, I always think, only jump into your lap to check if you are cold enough, yet, to eat.
Anne Enright quotes: It was a delicate business, being the Not Wife. It was a delicate business, being the Not Wife.
Anne Enright quotes: One of the reasons I write is I like being surprised One of the reasons I write is I like being surprised
Anne Enright quotes: I have no place left to live but in my own heart. I have no place left to live but in my own heart.
Anne Enright quotes: Val is a bachelor farmer in his seventies, so he should, by rights, be half mad. Val is a bachelor farmer in his seventies, so he should, by rights, be half mad.
Anne Enright quotes: God, I hate my family, these people I never chose to love, but love all the same. God, I hate my family, these people I never chose to love, but love all the same.
Anne Enright quotes: Writing is not my problem, it is my solution. Writing is not my problem, it is my solution.
Anne Enright quotes: Because that is what your babies do, when they grow. They turn around and say it is all your fault. Because that is what your babies do, when they grow. They turn around and say it is all your fault.
Anne Enright quotes: Try to be accurate about stuff. Try to be accurate about stuff.
Anne Enright quotes: When you find yourself alone, or in a transition, you dream more. These are also the times when you read books. When you find yourself alone, or in a transition, you dream more. These are also the times when you read books.
Anne Enright quotes: A novel is written not to be judged, but experienced. A novel is written not to be judged, but experienced.
Anne Enright quotes: It is very hard to trace the effect of words on a life. It is very hard to trace the effect of words on a life.
Anne Enright quotes: The truth. The dead want nothing else. It is the only thing that they require. The truth. The dead want nothing else. It is the only thing that they require.
Anne Enright quotes: 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. 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 quotes: There are men who would do anything, asleep, and I'm not sure what stops them when they wake. I do not know how they draw the line. There are men who would do anything, asleep, and I'm not sure what stops them when they wake. I do not know how they draw the line.
Anne Enright quotes: Because a mother's love is God's greatest joke. Because a mother's love is God's greatest joke.
Anne Enright quotes: Has the rain a father ... What womb brings forth the ice?- Job: 38 Has the rain a father ...
What womb brings forth the ice?
- Job: 38
Anne Enright quotes: I am sorry. I can not invite you home for Christmas because I am Irish and my family is mad I am sorry. I can not invite you home for Christmas because I am Irish and my family is mad
Anne Enright quotes: There are about as many ways to be dead as there are to be alive. People linger in different ways, both publicly and privately. There are about as many ways to be dead as there are to be alive. People linger in different ways, both publicly and privately.