” When you start a novel, it is always like pushing a boulder uphill. Then, after a while, to mangle the metaphor, the boulder fills with helium and becomes a balloon that carries you the rest of the way to the top. You just have to hold your nerve and trust to narrative. “


” As a Midlander and a big walker, I’d always loved ridge and furrow fields, the plough-marked land as it was when it was enclosed. It is the landscape giving you a story of lives that ended with the arrival of sheep. “


” Try pitching a story of happiness to your editors, and their toes are going to curl up. “


” I adore falseness. I don’t want you to tell me accurately what happened yesterday. I want you to lie about it, to exaggerate, to entertain me. “


” You can’t sing baritone when you’re a soprano. “



All 5 Jim Crace Quotes about You in picture


When you start a novel, it is always like pushing a boulder uphill. Then, after a while, to mangle the metaphor, the boulder fills with helium and becomes a balloon that carries you the rest of the way to the top. You just have to hold your nerve and trust to narrative.
As a Midlander and a big walker, I
Try pitching a story of happiness to your editors, and their toes are going to curl up.
I adore falseness. I don
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