This hole in my heart is in the shape of you. No one else can fit it. Why would I want them to
Writers have to have a knack for listening. I need to be able to hear what is being said to me by the voices I create.
Whatever is powerful to you can be translated into something which will matter to somebody that you will never know.
What's invisible to us is also crucial for our own well-being.
What you risk reveals what you value.
We shall all die, and our lives will be irrelevant then.
To me, life, for all its privations, is a luminous thing. You have to risk it.
There are so many separate selves no one who writes creatively hasn't felt that.
One room is always enough for one person. Two rooms is not enough for two people. That is one of the conundrums in life.
Nobody knows anything about Shakespeare the person. It's all legend, it is all rumor.
My friends and the people who are close to me know what I am. And that is enough.
My characters are always on the outside the spotlight's not on them. But they do get somewhere.
Many people feel their outer self isn't the whole self.
Life gives you enough hard knocks so it's unlikely you'll stay that sure of yourself.
It is helpful for a woman artist not to have a husband.
In my subconscious, my books were part of a single emotional journey.
If you continually write and read yourself as a fiction, you can change what's crushing you.
If we make anything that lasts, it outlives us.
I'm not a quitter.
I wanted to write a new fable and see how many rules you could break.
I wanted to invent myself as a fictional character. And I did, and it has caused a great deal of confusion.
I think people deceive themselves about themselves, particularly as they get older.
I think it would be very foolish not to take the irrational seriously.
I never cared about money.
I like to think the price I paid by being open about my private life helped.