” But then of course you reach a point where you have to say, I’ve got to figure out how this book’s going to end. Otherwise, you’re going to write yourself into so many dead-ends. “


” I found my first novel difficult. I don’t want to make it sound like it’s any more difficult than driving a cab or going to any other job, but there are so many opportunities for self-doubt, that you just kind of need to soldier on. “


” I guess you could say I’ve been writing all my life. “


” You don’t say, I’m going to be a writer when I grow up – at least I didn’t. “


” I guess whatever maturity is there may be there because I’ve been keeping a journal forever. In high school my friends would make fun of me – you’re doing your man diary again. So I was always trying to translate experience into words. “


” My sister-in-law is a painter, and I’ll say, how long did it take you to paint that painting. She’ll say, It took me maybe three days, but it took me all my life to get the skills to paint that painting. “


” For me it was perfect, because it wasn’t a very competitive environment, and it was a studio program. They basically send you off, and say, bring us some work, and we’ll help you improve it. It really rewarded self-discipline. “


” I do fish. I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy. “


” Anyone who has spent a few nights in a tent during a storm can tell you: The world doesn’t care all that much if you live or die. “


” If you’re lucky enough to have 70 years of literate adulthood, and if you read one book every week, you’re still only going to get to 3,640 books. “


” If your mind is anything like mine, it can stumble through a half-dozen different thoughts in a heartbeat. “



All 11 Anthony Doerr Quotes about You in picture


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I found my first novel difficult. I don


I guess you could say I
You don
I guess whatever maturity is there may be there because I
My sister-in-law is a painter, and I
For me it was perfect, because it wasn
I do fish. I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy.
Anyone who has spent a few nights in a tent during a storm can tell you: The world doesn
If you
If your mind is anything like mine, it can stumble through a half-dozen different thoughts in a heartbeat.
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