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"A beautiful woman looking at her image in the mirror may very well believe the image is herself. An ugly woman knows it is not."
Simone Weil
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Quotable - Mary Oliver, born 10 September 1935
Mary Oliver Quote by Lisa Congdon

Quotable - Mary Oliver, born 10 September 1935

Mary Oliver Quote by Lisa Congdon

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Happy Birthday, Michelle Paver, born 7 September 1960
Five Quotes
I wrote my first story when I was five: a rip-roaring adventure about an escaped Tyrannosaurus rex and a rabbit called Hamish. I don’t remember what made me start writing stories: it was just something I knew I wanted to do, as soon as I could read. 
[A writer’s life is] marginalized, solitary and not in the slightest bit grown-up. I spend my entire time day-dreaming, and getting paid for it. That’s why I love it.
I used to get up very early in the morning in order to put in a couple of hours before going to the office, and sometimes I’d sit at my desk listening to the dawn chorus starting up outside, and ask myself if I was completely crazy, wasting my time like this? But the thought of chucking it in – of not writing – was just too bleak to contemplate. So I’d make another mug of coffee and shuffle back to my desk, and get on with it. 
Fear is the loneliest feeling. You can be in a throng of people, but if you’re afraid, you’re on your own.
Evil exists in us all. Some fight it. Some feed it. That’s how it’s always been.
Visit Michelle Paver’s Website
Paver is a British novelist and children’s writer, probably best known for the fantasy series Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. She won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 2009, a once-in-a-lifetime book award judged by a panel of British children’s writers.
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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

Happy Birthday, Michelle Paver, born 7 September 1960

Five Quotes

  1. I wrote my first story when I was five: a rip-roaring adventure about an escaped Tyrannosaurus rex and a rabbit called Hamish. I don’t remember what made me start writing stories: it was just something I knew I wanted to do, as soon as I could read. 
  2. [A writer’s life is] marginalized, solitary and not in the slightest bit grown-up. I spend my entire time day-dreaming, and getting paid for it. That’s why I love it.
  3. I used to get up very early in the morning in order to put in a couple of hours before going to the office, and sometimes I’d sit at my desk listening to the dawn chorus starting up outside, and ask myself if I was completely crazy, wasting my time like this? But the thought of chucking it in – of not writing – was just too bleak to contemplate. So I’d make another mug of coffee and shuffle back to my desk, and get on with it. 
  4. Fear is the loneliest feeling. You can be in a throng of people, but if you’re afraid, you’re on your own.
  5. Evil exists in us all. Some fight it. Some feed it. That’s how it’s always been.

Visit Michelle Paver’s Website

Paver is a British novelist and children’s writer, probably best known for the fantasy series Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. She won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize in 2009, a once-in-a-lifetime book award judged by a panel of British children’s writers.

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by Amanda Patterson for Writers Write

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"Books are always obviously having conversations with other books, and some times they’re amiable and sometimes not."
China Miéville
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"Anyone who’s really interested in anything spends time alone."
Curtis Sittenfeld
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Quotable - Richard Wright, born 4 September 1908, died 28 November 1960

Quotable - Richard Wright, born 4 September 1908, died 28 November 1960

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Quotable - William Saroyan, born 31 August 1908, died 18 May 1981

Quotable - William Saroyan, born 31 August 1908, died 18 May 1981

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Quotable - Mary Shelley, born 30 August 1797, died 1 February 1851
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Quotable - Mary Shelley, born 30 August 1797, died 1 February 1851

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Quotable - Oliver Wendell Holmes, born 29 August 1809, died 7 October 1894

Quotable - Oliver Wendell Holmes, born 29 August 1809, died 7 October 1894

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