Nicola Griffith Quotes

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Nicola Griffith Quotes

Reading is the gateway to so many things that helps makes it possible for seven billion people to live together on one planet. Literature is the great extra-somatic keeper of our knowledge of what it is to be human. Reading elevates us. We read to be our best selves.
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Dogs own space and cats own time.

— Nicola Griffith

Lore, if you wait for the right moment, you'll wait forever.

— Nicola Griffith

Wood is an endlessly adaptive material. You can plane, chisel, saw, carve, sand, and bend it, and when the pieces are the shape you want you can use dovetail joints, tenpenny nails, pegs or glue; you can use lamination or inlay or marquetry; and then you can beautify it with French polish or plain linseed oil or subtle stains. And when you go to dinner at a friend's house, the candlelight will pick out the contours of grain and line, and when you take your seat you will be reminded that what you are sitting on grew from the dirt, stretched towards the sun, weathered rain and wind, and sheltered animals; it was not extruded by faceless machines lined on a cold cement floor and fed from metal vats. Wood reminds us where we come from.

— Nicola Griffith

The fact they could check becomes the prophecy they must believe.

— Nicola Griffith

They were connected: the world, her body, her face. Perhaps she should not be asking who she was but, rather, of what she was a part.

— Nicola Griffith

She knew them by their thick woven cloaks, their hanging hair and beards, and their Anglisc voices: words drumming like apples spilt over wooden boards, round, rich, stirring. Like her father's words, and her mother's, and her sister's. Utterly unlike Onnen's otter-swift British or the dark liquid gleam of Irish. Hild spoke each to each. Apples to apples, otter to otter, gleam to gleam, though only when her mother wasn't there.

— Nicola Griffith

My first website went up in 1995. On it I ran a feature called Ask Nicola. Readers would email me questions, I'd answer whichever took my fancy.

— Nicola Griffith

If you have the language gift, you can use it as a tool.

— Nicola Griffith

Setting is my primary joy as a writer, building a world and watching people respond to it.

— Nicola Griffith

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