” I think people become consumed with selling a book when they need to be consumed with writing it. “


” People gave me such a bad time about wanting a baby. I didn’t want a baby, and I still don’t. I wanted a dog. “


” I was very influenced by The Magic Mountain. It’s a book that had a huge impact on me. I loved that as a shape for a novel: put a bunch of people in a beautiful place, give them all tuberculosis, make them all stay in a fur sleeping bag for several years and see what happens. “


” I have been accused of being a Pollyanna, but I think there are plenty of people dealing with the darker side of human nature, and if I am going to write about people who are kind and generous and loving and thoughtful, so what? “


” In my life, I have met astonishingly good people. “



All 5 Ann Patchett Quotes about People in picture


I think people become consumed with selling a book when they need to be consumed with writing it.
People gave me such a bad time about wanting a baby. I didn


I was very influenced by The Magic Mountain. It
I have been accused of being a Pollyanna, but I think there are plenty of people dealing with the darker side of human nature, and if I am going to write about people who are kind and generous and loving and thoughtful, so what?
In my life, I have met astonishingly good people.
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