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Michel Faber quotes: Isn't Heaven reward enough, without needing to see the damned punished? Isn't Heaven reward enough, without needing to see the damned punished?
Michel Faber quotes: She and they were all the same under the skin, weren't they? She and they were all the same under the skin, weren't they?
Michel Faber quotes: What do you expect? This place is one big anti-climax. What do you expect? This place is one big anti-climax.
Michel Faber quotes: Forgive me, Lord, for the smallness and selfishness of my mind. Amen. Forgive me, Lord, for the smallness and selfishness of my mind. Amen.
Michel Faber quotes: All my novels are about people who strive to heal and evolve. All my novels are about people who strive to heal and evolve.
Michel Faber quotes: History indulges strange whims in the way it dresses its women. History indulges strange whims in the way it dresses its women.
Michel Faber quotes: MERCY. It was a word she'd rarely encountered MERCY. It was a word she'd rarely encountered
Michel Faber quotes: Isserley walked along the path the generations of sheep-flocks had made, up the tiers of the hill. In her mind, she was already Isserley walked along the path the generations of sheep-flocks had made, up the tiers of the hill. In her mind, she was already
Michel Faber quotes: I think I have written the things I was put on Earth to write. I think I have written the things I was put on Earth to write.
Michel Faber quotes: Proof, once again, that reality was not objective, but always waiting to be reshaped and redefined by one's attitude. Proof, once again, that reality was not objective, but always waiting to be reshaped and redefined by one's attitude.
Michel Faber quotes: In all of my work, I think I'm exploring the idea that we are aliens to each other, how there is a huge distance that separates us all. In all of my work, I think I'm exploring the idea that we are aliens to each other, how there is a huge distance that separates us all.
Michel Faber quotes: On an average day, I spend 12 hours listening to music. Very little writing. On an average day, I spend 12 hours listening to music. Very little writing.
Michel Faber quotes: God preserve us from fuddle-headed young men who want money for building cloud-castles! God preserve us from fuddle-headed young men who want money for building cloud-castles!
Michel Faber quotes: Their consciousness was rudimentary. Their consciousness was rudimentary.
Michel Faber quotes: Away, and she could carry a bag on each arm, providing Away, and she could carry a bag on each arm, providing
Michel Faber quotes: Art is head space that is very exclusive: it shuts people out; other people cease to exist. Art is head space that is very exclusive: it shuts people out; other people cease to exist.
Michel Faber quotes: Nowadays, her life is more like a newspaper: aimless, up-to-date and full of meaningless events Nowadays, her life is more like a newspaper: aimless, up-to-date and full of meaningless events
Michel Faber quotes: Pathos and poignancy are, to me, tactics and techniques; in my work as a writer, I fetch them from my toolbox and use them as required. Pathos and poignancy are, to me, tactics and techniques; in my work as a writer, I fetch them from my toolbox and use them as required.
Michel Faber quotes: Their wealth makes them like a different creature, an exotic thing that doesn't have to function like a human. Their wealth makes them like a different creature, an exotic thing that doesn't have to function like a human.
Michel Faber quotes: I tend to process emotional stuff very, very slowly. I tend to process emotional stuff very, very slowly.
Michel Faber quotes: In every Christian's life there comes a time when he or she needs to know the precise circumstances under which God is willing to heal the sick. In every Christian's life there comes a time when he or she needs to know the precise circumstances under which God is willing to heal the sick.
Michel Faber quotes: It was such an infantile prayer, the sort of prayer a five-year-old might pray. But maybe those were the best kind. It was such an infantile prayer, the sort of prayer a five-year-old might pray. But maybe those were the best kind.
Michel Faber quotes: Because I must do something while I still can. Each soul is still incalculably precious. Because I must do something while I still can. Each soul is still incalculably precious.
Michel Faber quotes: These days, the bigger the company, the less you can figure out what it does. These days, the bigger the company, the less you can figure out what it does.
Michel Faber quotes: I was disinclined to have the status of a writer. I was disinclined to have the status of a writer.
Michel Faber quotes: [ ... ] how can one sleep while dancing at the edge of waves? [ ... ] how can one sleep while dancing at the edge of waves?
Michel Faber quotes: One of the things my success as an author has forced me to face is how dysfunctional ... Maybe that's a strong word, but how obsessive I am. One of the things my success as an author has forced me to face is how dysfunctional ... Maybe that's a strong word, but how obsessive I am.
Michel Faber quotes: Grainger looked exasperated. "Why don't you just come straight out and use the word aliens?"Because we're the aliens here. Grainger looked exasperated. "Why don't you just come straight out and use the word aliens?
"Because we're the aliens here.
Michel Faber quotes: Needs could not bully her. Needs could not bully her.
Michel Faber quotes: Really good books need a chaos element: something weird or inexplicable. Really good books need a chaos element: something weird or inexplicable.
Michel Faber quotes: It's not a colony," another of the USIC interviewers said, with an edge to her voice. "It's a community. We do not use the word colony. It's not a colony," another of the USIC interviewers said, with an edge to her voice. "It's a community. We do not use the word colony.
Michel Faber quotes: This is a street where the weaker souls crawl into bed as soon as the sun sets and lie awake listening to the rats. This is a street where the weaker souls crawl into bed as soon as the sun sets and lie awake listening to the rats.
Michel Faber quotes: I sometimes think that the only things really worth talking about are the things people absolutely refuse to discuss. I sometimes think that the only things really worth talking about are the things people absolutely refuse to discuss.
Michel Faber quotes: I just wish," she said, "that this magnificent, stupendous God of yours could give a fuck. I just wish," she said, "that this magnificent, stupendous God of yours could give a fuck.
Michel Faber quotes: She holds her head as high as if she were beautiful, and holds her body as if she were strong. She holds her head as high as if she were beautiful, and holds her body as if she were strong.
Michel Faber quotes: When the person you love has cancer, they are, in a sense, living on Planet Cancer. They are in a place where you are not. And you can't follow them. When the person you love has cancer, they are, in a sense, living on Planet Cancer. They are in a place where you are not. And you can't follow them.
Michel Faber quotes: It was a husk, no longer truly their mother - more like their mother's most treasured possession, which had been given to them as a parting gift. It was a husk, no longer truly their mother - more like their mother's most treasured possession, which had been given to them as a parting gift.
Michel Faber quotes: I had been attempting novels since I was 14 but always ran out of steam. High hopes, poor craftsmanship. I had been attempting novels since I was 14 but always ran out of steam. High hopes, poor craftsmanship.
Michel Faber quotes: That was the sort of thing crazy people did - instinctively choosing the experiences that confirmed their own negative attitudes. That was the sort of thing crazy people did - instinctively choosing the experiences that confirmed their own negative attitudes.
Michel Faber quotes: She talks about being a Christian as if it's a gym membership you can sign up for. She talks about being a Christian as if it's a gym membership you can sign up for.
Michel Faber quotes: What do his ambitions matter, if those are her collar-bones? What do his ambitions matter, if those are her collar-bones?
Michel Faber quotes: I am a fallen woman, but I assure you: I did not fall. I was pushed. I am a fallen woman, but I assure you: I did not fall. I was pushed.
Michel Faber quotes: The indiscriminate, eternal devotion of nature to its numberless particles had an emotional importance for Isserley; it put the The indiscriminate, eternal devotion of nature to its numberless particles had an emotional importance for Isserley; it put the
Michel Faber quotes: Never too late for vocabulary building, he said. Never too late for vocabulary building, he said.
Michel Faber quotes: I wouldn't use the word 'man'. The Hebrew is ha-adam, which I would argue encompasses both sexes. I wouldn't use the word 'man'. The Hebrew is ha-adam, which I would argue encompasses both sexes.
Michel Faber quotes: If someone's a cartoon villain, you can dismiss them, but if they behave despicably but you kind of like them, they really get under your skin. If someone's a cartoon villain, you can dismiss them, but if they behave despicably but you kind of like them, they really get under your skin.
Michel Faber quotes: You want Paradise, you gotta build it on war, on blood, on envy and naked greed. You want Paradise, you gotta build it on war, on blood, on envy and naked greed.
Michel Faber quotes: Anyway, when sophisticated technology fails, primitive technology steps in to do the job. Anyway, when sophisticated technology fails, primitive technology steps in to do the job.
Michel Faber quotes: Wrinkles of the future, cicatrices of the past, all the million marks recording a private life that no outsider could ever understand. Wrinkles of the future, cicatrices of the past, all the million marks recording a private life that no outsider could ever understand.
Michel Faber quotes: If she were its leader. Not that she ever would be: she was born to be a dissenter within a larger certainty, she knows that. If she were its leader. Not that she ever would be: she was born to be a dissenter within a larger certainty, she knows that.
Michel Faber quotes: Reassurance is such a sad, mad thing. Deep inside, everyone knows the truth. Reassurance is such a sad, mad thing. Deep inside, everyone knows the truth.
Michel Faber quotes: Belief was a place that people didn't leave until they absolutely must. Belief was a place that people didn't leave until they absolutely must.
Michel Faber quotes: Protective of his gleaming domain, beavering away in it alone like an obsessed scientist in a humid and luridly lit laboratory. Protective of his gleaming domain, beavering away in it alone like an obsessed scientist in a humid and luridly lit laboratory.
Michel Faber quotes: There was a red button on the wall labelled EMERGENCY, but no button labelled BEWILDERMENT. There was a red button on the wall labelled EMERGENCY, but no button labelled BEWILDERMENT.
Michel Faber quotes: For years, I was quite a militant atheist. I wanted to burn down all the churches or turn them into second-hand record emporiums. For years, I was quite a militant atheist. I wanted to burn down all the churches or turn them into second-hand record emporiums.
Michel Faber quotes: Was it always the desirable ones that sat in silence, and the misshapen rejects that prattled away unprompted? Was it always the desirable ones that sat in silence, and the misshapen rejects that prattled away unprompted?
Michel Faber quotes: Oh how she wondered, what she looked like to him, in his alien innocence. Oh how she wondered, what she looked like to him, in his alien innocence.
Michel Faber quotes: Participating in Society in not a thing one can do naturally; one has to rehearse for it. Participating in Society in not a thing one can do naturally; one has to rehearse for it.
Michel Faber quotes: reality was not objective, but always waiting to be reshaped and redefined by one's attitude. Of reality was not objective, but always waiting to be reshaped and redefined by one's attitude. Of
Michel Faber quotes: Why, the top-notch gentleman visits his hatter every few days just to have his hat ironed! Why, the top-notch gentleman visits his hatter every few days just to have his hat ironed!