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Richard Flanagan quotes: I was one of six kids; my grandmother lived with us. We had an aunt who used to have nerves, and all her kids would turn up and live with I was one of six kids; my grandmother lived with us. We had an aunt who used to have nerves, and all her kids would turn up and live with us.
Richard Flanagan quotes: Of all the love stories ever published, I have - realistically - read very few. Of all the love stories ever published, I have - realistically - read very few.
Richard Flanagan quotes: All men were liars and he was no doubt no different - only one tongue and more tales than the dog pound. All men were liars and he was no doubt no different - only one tongue and more tales than the dog pound.
Richard Flanagan quotes: And how if she didn't see him for another thirty years she would still love him, how she would still love him if he was dead until she was dead And how if she didn't see him for another thirty years she would still love him, how she would still love him if he was dead until she was dead too.
Richard Flanagan quotes: Words are mostly used to keep us asleep, not to wake us. Words are mostly used to keep us asleep, not to wake us.
Richard Flanagan quotes: Darky was always looking for the good thing, no matter how small, and consequently he often found it. Darky was always looking for the good thing, no matter how small, and consequently he often found it.
Richard Flanagan quotes: The only people who believe in straight roads are generals & mail coach drivers. The only people who believe in straight roads are generals & mail coach drivers.
Richard Flanagan quotes: He ... discovered that people's goodwill was frequently in inverse relationship to their position ... He ... discovered that people's goodwill was frequently in inverse relationship to their position ...
Richard Flanagan quotes: The path to survival was to never give up on the small things. The path to survival was to never give up on the small things.
Richard Flanagan quotes: Shakespeare was completely fictionalising the people who were then the great celebrities of English. Shakespeare was completely fictionalising the people who were then the great celebrities of English.
Richard Flanagan quotes: His fame seemed to him a failure of perception on the part of others. His fame seemed to him a failure of perception on the part of others.
Richard Flanagan quotes: My mother hoped I'd be a plumber. My mother hoped I'd be a plumber.
Richard Flanagan quotes: What supposedly bound that Commonwealth together was a mysterious shared identity - Britishness. What supposedly bound that Commonwealth together was a mysterious shared identity - Britishness.
Richard Flanagan quotes: In 1995, the Paul Keating Labor government commissioned an inquiry into the forcible removal of Aboriginal children. In 1995, the Paul Keating Labor government commissioned an inquiry into the forcible removal of Aboriginal children.
Richard Flanagan quotes: Generally, literary prizes are significant not for who the winner is but the discussion they create around books. Generally, literary prizes are significant not for who the winner is but the discussion they create around books.
Richard Flanagan quotes: I do not come out of a literary tradition. I do not come out of a literary tradition.
Richard Flanagan quotes: I am, of course, greatly honoured to win the Booker, which is one of the great literary prizes in the world. I am, of course, greatly honoured to win the Booker, which is one of the great literary prizes in the world.
Richard Flanagan quotes: Among many other reforms, Australians pioneered the secret ballot and universal suffrage. Among many other reforms, Australians pioneered the secret ballot and universal suffrage.
Richard Flanagan quotes: Writing reminds you that you're never alone. Writing and reading is to be optimistic. Writing reminds you that you're never alone. Writing and reading is to be optimistic.
Richard Flanagan quotes: Literary prizes serve a purpose if they allow for discussion of books. Literary prizes serve a purpose if they allow for discussion of books.
Richard Flanagan quotes: ... being true to the multitudes within himself that are one and many. ... being true to the multitudes within himself that are one and many.
Richard Flanagan quotes: You could never know when everything might change - a mood, a decision, a blanket. A life. They You could never know when everything might change - a mood, a decision, a blanket. A life. They
Richard Flanagan quotes: Under Howard, federal government support for black Australia slowly dried up. Services were slashed, native title restricted. Under Howard, federal government support for black Australia slowly dried up. Services were slashed, native title restricted.
Richard Flanagan quotes: God gets the great stories. Novelists must make do with more mundane fictions. God gets the great stories. Novelists must make do with more mundane fictions.
Richard Flanagan quotes: A good book ... leaves you wanting to reread the book. A great book compels you to reread your own soul. A good book ... leaves you wanting to reread the book. A great book compels you to reread your own soul.
Richard Flanagan quotes: It's only our faith in illusions that makes life possible...It's believing in reality that does us in every time. It's only our faith in illusions that makes life possible...It's believing in reality that does us in every time.
Richard Flanagan quotes: I never know what I am writing. The moment you know what you're writing, you're writing nothing worth reading. I never know what I am writing. The moment you know what you're writing, you're writing nothing worth reading.
Richard Flanagan quotes: I am part of all that I have met. I am part of all that I have met.
Richard Flanagan quotes: Thinking: The world is. It just is. Thinking: The world is. It just is.
Richard Flanagan quotes: Auger-eyed woman's small stout form, outlining her Auger-eyed woman's small stout form, outlining her
Richard Flanagan quotes: He could never admit to himself that it was death that had given his life meaning. He could never admit to himself that it was death that had given his life meaning.
Richard Flanagan quotes: The only accusation of Gillian Triggs with the ring of truth is that she has lost the confidence of the government - but then, so too has Tony Abbott. The only accusation of Gillian Triggs with the ring of truth is that she has lost the confidence of the government - but then, so too has Tony Abbott.
Richard Flanagan quotes: Yep, I often lit the barbie with old drafts. Yep, I often lit the barbie with old drafts.
Richard Flanagan quotes: No, Colonel Kota replied, stepping backwards and flipping open his Kuomintang cigarette case to proffer another cigarette No, Colonel Kota replied, stepping backwards and flipping open his Kuomintang cigarette case to proffer another cigarette
Richard Flanagan quotes: Memory's only like justice, because it is another wrong idea that makes people feel right. Memory's only like justice, because it is another wrong idea that makes people feel right.
Richard Flanagan quotes: Look at the history of literature, and you find the history of beauty on the one hand and the IOUs on the other. Look at the history of literature, and you find the history of beauty on the one hand and the IOUs on the other.
Richard Flanagan quotes: Without love, what was the world? Without love, what was the world?
Richard Flanagan quotes: I think sometimes writers must attempt to communicate the incommunicable, because, whether they wish it or not, they're the ones to whom it falls. I think sometimes writers must attempt to communicate the incommunicable, because, whether they wish it or not, they're the ones to whom it falls.
Richard Flanagan quotes: In the late 19th century, the theory that the Aborigines were an inferior race that was doomed to die out became accepted as fact. In the late 19th century, the theory that the Aborigines were an inferior race that was doomed to die out became accepted as fact.
Richard Flanagan quotes: Every death of those you love is the death also of so many shared memories and understanding, of a now irretrievable part of your own life. Every death of those you love is the death also of so many shared memories and understanding, of a now irretrievable part of your own life.
Richard Flanagan quotes: Even in Kyoto when I hear the cuckoo I long for Kyoto. Even in Kyoto when I hear the cuckoo I long for Kyoto.
Richard Flanagan quotes: We're a migrant nation made up of people who've been torn out of other worlds, and you'd think we would have some compassion. We're a migrant nation made up of people who've been torn out of other worlds, and you'd think we would have some compassion.
Richard Flanagan quotes: These days he relied on the increasingly fragile assumption that what he said was right, and what was right was what he said. These days he relied on the increasingly fragile assumption that what he said was right, and what was right was what he said.
Richard Flanagan quotes: But what reality was ever made by realists? They But what reality was ever made by realists? They
Richard Flanagan quotes: When I was younger, I was full of smart things to say about all my books. When I was younger, I was full of smart things to say about all my books.
Richard Flanagan quotes: The past is there, but life is circular. I have a strong sense of the circularity of time. The past is there, but life is circular. I have a strong sense of the circularity of time.
Richard Flanagan quotes: In all the writers I admire, the common detonator is their courage to walk naked. In all the writers I admire, the common detonator is their courage to walk naked.
Richard Flanagan quotes: In reading, you sense the divine: the things that are larger and greater and more mysterious than yourself. In reading, you sense the divine: the things that are larger and greater and more mysterious than yourself.
Richard Flanagan quotes: Virtue was vanity dressed up and waiting for applause. Virtue was vanity dressed up and waiting for applause.
Richard Flanagan quotes: My ancestors came from Co Roscommon, transported to Van Diemen's Land for stealing food. My ancestors came from Co Roscommon, transported to Van Diemen's Land for stealing food.
Richard Flanagan quotes: Railway fettler, and his family lived in a Tasmanian Government Railways Railway fettler, and his family lived in a Tasmanian Government Railways
Richard Flanagan quotes: Nineveh, Tyre, a God-forsaken railway in Siam, Dorrigo Evans said, flame Nineveh, Tyre, a God-forsaken railway in Siam, Dorrigo Evans said, flame
Richard Flanagan quotes: It is not that you know nothing about war, young man ... It is that you have learnt one thing. And war is many things. It is not that you know nothing about war, young man ... It is that you have learnt one thing. And war is many things.
Richard Flanagan quotes: I come from a tiny mining town in the rainforest in an island at the end of the world. My grandparents were illiterate. I come from a tiny mining town in the rainforest in an island at the end of the world. My grandparents were illiterate.
Richard Flanagan quotes: Speedo, when they worked us seventy days and Speedo, when they worked us seventy days and