Isobelle Carmody Quotes

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Isobelle Carmody quotes: Maruman does not loll. Maruman does not loll.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: It is better to pursue a hopeless hope than to give in to black despair. It is better to pursue a hopeless hope than to give in to black despair.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: I have never forgotten the almost mystical power over an audience a storyteller has, when the story is deep and links you. I have never forgotten the almost mystical power over an audience a storyteller has, when the story is deep and links you.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: She's forgetting,' Ellen said to Jack, plumping herself down on a chair. 'All of her life is leaking out of her. Soon there will be nothing left. She's forgetting,' Ellen said to Jack, plumping herself down on a chair. 'All of her life is leaking out of her. Soon there will be nothing left.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: It is not foolish to ask a question of the world. We of Vlar-rei make songs or our questions. It is only foolish to want answers. It is not foolish to ask a question of the world. We of Vlar-rei make songs or our questions. It is only foolish to want answers.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: Short stories do not say this happened and this happened and this happened. They are a microcosm and a magnification rather than a linear progression. Short stories do not say this happened and this happened and this happened. They are a microcosm and a magnification rather than a linear progression.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: It is interesting that the worst retellings of traditional fairy tales are those that heavy-handedly take the step of making a moral point. It is interesting that the worst retellings of traditional fairy tales are those that heavy-handedly take the step of making a moral point.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: Whole time. Partway through the night he began to keep so ostentatiously Whole time. Partway through the night he began to keep so ostentatiously
Isobelle Carmody quotes: The best books arise from some ultimate question in the author. The best books arise from some ultimate question in the author.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: What's gratifying is that it's my books that are being read and reread until they're battered over the years. I love that. What's gratifying is that it's my books that are being read and reread until they're battered over the years. I love that.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: The short story form allows evocation, suggestion, implication. Its potency often lies in what it does not say. The short story form allows evocation, suggestion, implication. Its potency often lies in what it does not say.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: The thing is, fairytales were once a very gritty way for people to dialogue about aspects of life. The thing is, fairytales were once a very gritty way for people to dialogue about aspects of life.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: Life has always been a matter of putting one's feet down carefully Life has always been a matter of putting one's feet down carefully
Isobelle Carmody quotes: Speak less and say more Speak less and say more
Isobelle Carmody quotes: That was what happened to laughter when you caged it. It became unbearably sad. It was worse than crying. That was what happened to laughter when you caged it. It became unbearably sad. It was worse than crying.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: The deepest wounds aren't the ones we get from other people hurting us. They are the wounds we give ourselves when we hurt other people. The deepest wounds aren't the ones we get from other people hurting us. They are the wounds we give ourselves when we hurt other people.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: All through university years, I used to come up to Melbourne, go to Pizza Napoli with my friends and then to a movie. All through university years, I used to come up to Melbourne, go to Pizza Napoli with my friends and then to a movie.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: The first audience that you have when writing a book is you. The first audience that you have when writing a book is you.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: Laughter is a powerful weapon for it carries the light. To laugh is to defy the darkness. Laughter is a powerful weapon for it carries the light. To laugh is to defy the darkness.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: If she is afraid of mirrors she is afraid of herself. If she is afraid of mirrors she is afraid of herself.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: First and foremost, I'm an oral storyteller - I'll make a poetic choice over a grammatical choice every single time. First and foremost, I'm an oral storyteller - I'll make a poetic choice over a grammatical choice every single time.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: Only humans think death is evil. But it is nature. Evil exist's only in life. There is much good and evil alloted to each life. Only humans think death is evil. But it is nature. Evil exist's only in life. There is much good and evil alloted to each life.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: Isn't that what writing is about? The constant attempt to understand the world? Isn't that what writing is about? The constant attempt to understand the world?
Isobelle Carmody quotes: Some foolish people must have a tragedy, for they cannot believe in happy endings Some foolish people must have a tragedy, for they cannot believe in happy endings
Isobelle Carmody quotes: Don't you understand that wanting does not belong here, because that is what wounds, and there is never an end to it. Don't you understand that wanting does not belong here, because that is what wounds, and there is never an end to it.
Isobelle Carmody quotes: I am very fortunate in that I have spent pretty much my whole life being a writer, and before I was a writer, I was a storyteller. I am very fortunate in that I have spent pretty much my whole life being a writer, and before I was a writer, I was a storyteller.