Anne Enright Quotes

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Anne Enright Quotes

If you try to control it too much, the book is dead. You have to let it fall apart quite early on and let it start doing its own thing. And that takes nerve, not to panic that the book you were going to write is not the book you will have at the end of the day.
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People do not change, they are merely revealed.

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I think I am ready for that. I think I am ready to be met.

— Anne Enright

We have lost the art of public tenderness, these small gestures of wiping and washing; we have forgotten how abjectly the body welcomes a formal touch.

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I think you know everything at eight. But is is hidden from you, sealed up, in a way you have to cut yourself open to find.

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I see her on a Sunday after lunch, and we spend a pleasant afternoon, and when I leave I find she has run through me like water.

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There are long stretches of time when I don't know what I am doing,
or what I have done - nothing mostly, but sometimes
it would be nice to know what kind of nothing that was ...

— Anne Enright

I'm quite interested in the absolute roots of narrative, why we tell stories at all: where the monsters come from.

— Anne Enright

There's no such thing as a life that is not normal, or, there's no such thing as a life that is not abnormal. We all have amazing lives; we all have very dull lives.

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I was raised in a very old fashioned Ireland where women were reared to be lovely.

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I never wanted to be mainstream as a writer, but look at what's happened.

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Has the rain a father ...
What womb brings forth the ice?
- Job: 38

— Anne Enright

Sometimes I will spend two or three days not speaking to anyone outside of the immediate family when they come home, and then I find that I've been emailing like fury. Once you give in to that silence, it's quite nice.

— Anne Enright

People think motherhood involves a lot of domestic labor, and it doesn't. It involves being nice to your children as often as possible. That's part of my trick. I don't have that anxiety about meeting their needs.

— Anne Enright

If you try to control it too much, the book is dead. You have to let it fall apart quite early on and let it start doing its own thing. And that takes nerve, not to panic that the book you were going to write is not the book you will have at the end of the day.

— Anne Enright

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