Helen Dunmore Quotes

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Helen Dunmore Quotes

The poets whom I knew then were all men and all seemed dauntingly sure of themselves - although I am sure that really they were as uncertain as I was.
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In a world without air all you breathe is adventure!

— Helen Dunmore

Fear of this order is not an emotion. It is like a virus overwhelming every cell of his body, while his mind struggles to remain clear.

— Helen Dunmore

I don't know how you humans ever get anything done, you ask so many questions.

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It's so respectable you could put it in a Christmas circular letter.

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As individuals, we are shaped by story from the time of birth; we are formed by what we are told by our parents, our teachers, our intimates.

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A novel, in the end, is a container, a shape which you are trying to pour your story into.

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If we understand the past, we are more likely to recognise what is happening around us.

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I would like people to come into my Dreamworld and then choose to stay.

— Helen Dunmore

I concentrate on the lives of individuals whom the reader comes to know and feel with intimately.

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I was always influenced by language.

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However, the difficulties and pleasures of the writing itself are similar for a novel with a historical setting and a novel with a contemporary setting, as far as I'm concerned.

— Helen Dunmore

I have learned so much from working with other poets, travelling and reading with them, spending days discussing poems in progress. There is the sense that we are all, as writers, part of something which is more powerful than any of us.

— Helen Dunmore

Finish the day's writing when you still want to continue.

— Helen Dunmore

If the garden of Eden really exists it does so moment by moment, fragmented and tough, cropping up like a fan of buddleia high up in the gutter of a deserted warehouse, or in a heap of frozen cabbages becoming luminous in the reflected light of roadside snow.

— Helen Dunmore

I wish i was away in Ingo far across the briny sea sailing over deepest waters where neither care nore worry trouble me

— Helen Dunmore

Once one habit peels away the others follow it. You have to hold on, or the next thing you'll find yourself parading down the street in your nightdress. Habit is everything.

— Helen Dunmore

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