Ann Beattie Quotes

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Ann Beattie Quotes

I dont write about things that I have the answers to or things that are very close to home. It just wouldnt be any adventure. It wouldnt have any vitality.
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People who were dying: their minds always raced past whatever was being said, and still the pain went faster, leapfrogging ahead.

— Ann Beattie

Quite often my narrator or protagonist may be a man, but I'm not sure he's the more interesting character, or if the more complex character isn't the woman.

— Ann Beattie

I think almost always that what gets me going with a story is the atmosphere, the visual imagery, and then I people it with characters, not the other way around.

— Ann Beattie

I think I write about things that are mysterious to me.

— Ann Beattie

I think that I'm serious, but I don't think that I'm inordinately bleak.

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I've been in this business for a long time, and I no longer think that anything that I do by way of clarification is ever going to eradicate the mistakes.

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It's interesting, though, that in daily life, I think of myself as being relatively unobservant.

— Ann Beattie

Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits.

— Ann Beattie

If you could have a book called My Favorite Six Stories, I don't think I'd have trouble doing that.

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It's gratifying that it does; I love to give readings.

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What will happen can't be stopped. Aim for Grace.

— Ann Beattie

Whatever one intends, the work takes on a life of its own.

— Ann Beattie

The admiration of another writer's work is almost in inverse proportion to similarities in style.

— Ann Beattie

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