” I don’t write for an audience, I don’t think whether my book will sell, I don’t sell it before I finish writing it. “


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


” You see an absolutely brilliant film later, as an adult, and you walk out thinking about what to have for dinner. Whereas something like Jaws winds up having a huge effect on me. If only my parents had been taking me to Kurosawa films when I was eight, but no. “


” 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? “


” I think I would probably have been a good mother. “



All 5 Ann Patchett Quotes about Think in picture


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


You see an absolutely brilliant film later, as an adult, and you walk out thinking about what to have for dinner. Whereas something like Jaws winds up having a huge effect on me. If only my parents had been taking me to Kurosawa films when I was eight, but no.
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?
I think I would probably have been a good mother.
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