” Forget market or publishers or whatever. Just write with fire and joy, and in my own experience, those are the stories of mine people have wanted to read. “


” A book cannot apologize for what people may think it should be. It has to be authoritative. That’s what I want as a reader – I want to be confident that the book will do its job. “


” Whenever I have tried to write for other people, that’s when my writing has failed, when nobody wanted to read it or buy it. But it’s only when I’ve been able to write a story that makes me excited, only then have other people wanted to read it. “


” I try to avoid describing one interpretation of my books. Of course I have an opinion. I have things I want to say, but I don’t ever want to limit anybody, to have them say, ‘Oh, he said this, so that’s what it’s about.’ I’m happy people bring their own stuff to it. “


” Anything that anybody wants to give me is great! I’ve had folk songs, heavy metal songs, jewellery… I would never call anything any fan gives me weird, as it’s how people express what they like about the books, what it means to them, and that’s a wonderful thing. “



All 5 Patrick Ness Quotes about People in picture


Forget market or publishers or whatever. Just write with fire and joy, and in my own experience, those are the stories of mine people have wanted to read.
A book cannot apologize for what people may think it should be. It has to be authoritative. That


Whenever I have tried to write for other people, that
I try to avoid describing one interpretation of my books. Of course I have an opinion. I have things I want to say, but I don
Anything that anybody wants to give me is great! I
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