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Ian McEwan Quotes

Either Ive always spoken to her from the heart in times like this, or I never have and I dont know what it means.
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Wasn't writing a kind of soaring, an achievable form of flight, of fancy, of the imagination?

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When I began I thought that literature was contained within a bubble that somehow floated above the world commented upon by newspapers. But I became more and more interested in trying to include some of that world within my work.

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The moment you have children and a mortgage you want things to work; you're locked into the human project and you want it to flourish.

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Waiting. Simply one person doing nothing, over time, while another approached.

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Arguing with a dead man in a lavatory is a claustrophobic experience.

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Was it possible that i was, in the modern term, in denial?

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No emergency was ever dealt with effectively by democratic process.

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At some level you remain an orphan for life; looking after children is one way of looking after yourself.

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The novel is too capacious, inclusive, unruly, and personal for perfection. Too long, sometimes too much like life.

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How can one understand the inner life of a character, real or fictional, without knowing the state of her finances?

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Memory's got nothing to do with years. You remember what you remember.

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Perhaps she would become one of those women, pitied or envied, who chose not to have children.

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And he saw the studio he was about to abandon for his bed as it might have appeared in a documentary film about himself that would reveal to a curious world how a masterpiece was born.

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They would also need to talk sense to her. The almost-existing children, the husky-voiced daughter, a museum curator perhaps, and the gifted, less settled son, good at too many things, who failed to complete his university course, but a far better pianist than she. Both always affectionate, brilliant at Christmases and summer-holiday castles and entertaining their youngest relations.

— Ian McEwan

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