” The way that people feel changes everything. Feelings are forces. They cause us to time travel. And to leave ourselves, to leave our bodies. I would be that kind of psychologist who says, ‘You’re absolutely right – there are monsters under the bed. “


” I was a real mess at school. I got a bit of a reputation for being the weird girl: the girl who’d go silent randomly and just kind of write down replies to people’s questions in a book. “


” I’ve always felt happy in my own company. It’s only when I get around other people that things get sticky. “


” A few people have tried to make me see that my writing isn’t quite their thing by saying to me: ‘What about realism?’ To which my general response is, ‘What about it?’ However, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if one of my favorite writers, Marilynne Robinson, was to say something similar if asked ‘What about the fantastic? “



All 4 Helen Oyeyemi Quotes about People in picture


The way that people feel changes everything. Feelings are forces. They cause us to time travel. And to leave ourselves, to leave our bodies. I would be that kind of psychologist who says,
I was a real mess at school. I got a bit of a reputation for being the weird girl: the girl who


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A few people have tried to make me see that my writing isn
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