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Jim Crace Quotes

I meant to behave but there were too many other options - Funny Quotes
A year from now you'll wish you started today - Work Quotes
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work - Fail Quotes
Dogs teach us a lot of things but none more important than to love unconditionally - Dog Quotes
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain Quotes
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken - Oscar Wilde Quotes
You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely - Love Quotes
You had me at hello - Love Quotes
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Lots of people hate my stuff  (Jim Crace Quotes) I stopped being an engaged journalist and became a disengaged novelist  (Jim Crace Quotes) I’m a matter-of-fact, office-hours writer  (Jim Crace Quotes) I didn’t go to university straight after school. I went at night.  (Jim Crace Quotes) My dad didn’t have a formal education, but he had a wonderful vocabulary. So in ‘Harvest,’ I wanted my main character to be an innately intelligent man who would have the vocabulary to say whatever he wanted in the same way as lots of working-class people can.  (Jim Crace Quotes) All the uncontrollable and unpredictable parts of my life - from the actual creation to my emotional responses to the finished book - I’ve succeeded in banishing to the office. And I think I’m happier for it.  (Jim Crace Quotes) I have tested my nerve by reaching a little too closely toward a lengthy alligator on the Gulf Coast and a saucer-sized tarantula in a Houston car park.  (Jim Crace Quotes) I am not - thank heavens - one of those ‘driven’ writers who spend a fortnight buckled with empty fright over an untouched page only to wake at two in the morning feverish with paragraphs.  (Jim Crace Quotes) Retiring from writing is to avoid the inevitable bitterness which a writing career is bound to deliver as its end product in almost every case.  (Jim Crace Quotes) Retiring from writing is not to retire from life, but retiring from writing is to avoid the inevitable bitterness which a writing career is bound to deliver as its end product, in almost every case.  (Jim Crace Quotes) I have, I must admit, despised the English countryside for much of my life - despised it and avoided it for its want of danger and adventure.  (Jim Crace Quotes) The Commonwealth Prize is about celebrating the Commonwealth and the special relationship we have with the ex-colonies - which is part guilt and part warmth - and the Booker Prize isn’t an essential part of that, but it is part of that.  (Jim Crace Quotes) I felt that, in some ways, my novels lacked heart because of the distance between me and the subject matter. But no one wants to read a book based on good health, a happy upbringing, a long marriage.  (Jim Crace Quotes) There’s a convention that books are mirrors of the real world, but our fact-obsessed age also wants fiction to be factually based and trustworthy.  (Jim Crace Quotes) Good old-fashioned, puritanical work guilt is, for me, a better colleague than any Muse. If I reach my weekly word target by Friday afternoon, then the weekend is guilt-free.  (Jim Crace Quotes) I feel the political failings of the U.S.A. are presidential in length, but the aspirant narrative of the States is millennial in length.  (Jim Crace Quotes) I’m interested in taking hold of the dull truth narrative and finding inside it the transcendence and spirituality and hysteria normally associated with religion.  (Jim Crace Quotes) Even though my brother and I loved scrumping - we loved the act of climbing trees and grabbing fruit - there was always fear we would be caught. We feared we’d be imprisoned, sent to Australia.  (Jim Crace Quotes) I’d dearly love to write a political book that changed the hearts and minds of men and women  (Jim Crace Quotes) I’ve got a big, long list of stuff you’re entitled to hate about my books  (Jim Crace Quotes) There is no comparison. The American landscape is so much more dangerous. They have real snakes, mountain lions, bears; we only have adders, and they’re more frightened of us than we are of them.  (Jim Crace Quotes) Everyone says I should write a natural history or landscape book because if I have an area of amateur expertise, it is in those things.  (Jim Crace Quotes) I don’t have any sense of an audience when I’m writing. I don’t consider the audience. Because all I’m interested in is the problem on the page.  (Jim Crace Quotes) I’m not thinking when I’m writing, ‘How’s this going to read?’ Or, ‘What percentage of the audience is going to stay with me?’ The thing itself is what gives me pleasure. Sometimes stuff just falls onto the page so beautifully and happily that it’s deeply satisfying. It’s selfish!  (Jim Crace Quotes) I’m not going to write any more novels. I don’t want to end up being one of these angry, bitter writers moaning that only three people are reading him. I don’t want that.  (Jim Crace Quotes) Part of me feels that I’m letting people down by not being as interesting as my books  (Jim Crace Quotes) The western view of Christ is usually of a stainless being with fair hair who appears to have come from Oslo.  (Jim Crace Quotes) There’s solace in the thought that I will never finish missing her  (Jim Crace Quotes) ... crushed between the fears of going forward and the dread of going back  (Jim Crace Quotes) I’m not interested in truths, like drawing an accurate picture of the real world. I’m interested in exploring the verities of the human condition  (Jim Crace Quotes)
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