William Trevor Quotes

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William Trevor quotes: I believe in not quite knowing. A writer needs to be doubtful, questioning. I write out of curiosity and bewilderment. I believe in not quite knowing. A writer needs to be doubtful, questioning. I write out of curiosity and bewilderment.
William Trevor quotes: It should be an explosion of truth. Its strength lies in what it leaves out just as much as what it puts in, if not more. It should be an explosion of truth. Its strength lies in what it leaves out just as much as what it puts in, if not more.
William Trevor quotes: I get melancholy if I don't [write]. I need the company of people who don't exist. I get melancholy if I don't [write]. I need the company of people who don't exist.
William Trevor quotes: People run away to be alone,' he said. Some people had to be alone. People run away to be alone,' he said. Some people had to be alone.
William Trevor quotes: He traveled in order to come home. He traveled in order to come home.
William Trevor quotes: The flies of some other summer darkening its windowsills. The flies of some other summer darkening its windowsills.
William Trevor quotes: I have never believed in the axiom that a writer should first and foremost write about what he knows. I think it's a piece of misinformation. I have never believed in the axiom that a writer should first and foremost write about what he knows. I think it's a piece of misinformation.
William Trevor quotes: The past has no belongings. The past does not obligingly absorb what is not wanted. The past has no belongings. The past does not obligingly absorb what is not wanted.
William Trevor quotes: My fiction may, now and again, illuminate aspects of the human condition, but I do not consciously set out to do so: I am a storyteller. My fiction may, now and again, illuminate aspects of the human condition, but I do not consciously set out to do so: I am a storyteller.
William Trevor quotes: I value mothers and motherhood enormously. For every inattentive or abusive mother in my fiction I think you'll find a dozen or so who are neither. I value mothers and motherhood enormously. For every inattentive or abusive mother in my fiction I think you'll find a dozen or so who are neither.
William Trevor quotes: People like me write because otherwise we are pretty inarticulate. Our articulation is our writing. People like me write because otherwise we are pretty inarticulate. Our articulation is our writing.
William Trevor quotes: I read hungrily and delightedly, and have realized since that you can't write unless you read. I read hungrily and delightedly, and have realized since that you can't write unless you read.