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Karen Joy Fowler Quotes

I still havent found the place where I can be my true self. But maybe you never get to be your true self, either.
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Antagonism in my family comes wrapped in layers of code, sideways feints, full deniability. I believe the same can be said of many families.

— Karen Joy Fowler

I learned how to comport myself among trolls, elves, hobbits or goblins. I learned that a friend can be lost to greed and avarice. I learned that solving riddles may be as important a survival skill as bowmanship. I know how to talk to a dragon, and that it's best not to.

— Karen Joy Fowler

I read my books to writing workshops and friends, and I'm often focussed just on keeping them entertained. I never think about marketing at all.

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Octavia Butler was more interested in writing a good story than in worrying about where to slot it.

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It seems to me that every time we humans announce that here is the thing that makes us unique
our featherless bipedality, our tool-using, our language
some other species comes along to snatch it away. If modesty were a human trait, we'd have learned to be more cautious over the years.

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Reading Austen is a frickin' mine field.

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SO NOW IT'S 1979. Year of the Goat. The Earth Goat. Here are some things you might remember. Margaret Thatcher had just been elected prime minister. Idi Amin had fled Uganda. Jimmy Carter would soon be facing the Iran hostage crisis. In the meantime, he was the first and last president ever to be attacked by a swamp rabbit. That man could not catch a break.

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It was always her failure for not being able to talk to us, never ours for not being able to understand her.

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Out there is South Dakota," Kitch had said, "Matt said they treated Fern like some kind of animal.

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I want a normal girlfriend. Someone restful. You know anyone like that?"
"I'd volunteer if you were rich," I told him. "Like hugely rich. I could be restful for massive sums of money."
"Flattered. But no.

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At twenty-two, I had the callowest possible definition of interesting and, by the measure of my own calipers, was far from interesting myself.

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You know, I don't think there's anything truly unforgivable. Not where there's love.

— Karen Joy Fowler

Each of us has a private Austen.

— Karen Joy Fowler

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