” I thought I would be an organic chemist. I went off to university, and when I couldn’t understand the chemistry lectures I decided that I would be a zoologist, because zoologists seemed like life-loving people. “


” So in the first draft, I’m inventing people and place with a broad schematic idea of what’s going to happen. In the process, of course, I discover all sorts of bigger and more substantial things. “


” I don’t think you have the right to shout about other people’s private life. “


” I never base characters on real people. There are people who do that but I really don’t know how to do it. “


” One has to be able to twist and change and distort characters, play with them like clay, so everything fits together. Real people don’t permit you to do that. “



All 5 Peter Carey Quotes about People in picture


I thought I would be an organic chemist. I went off to university, and when I couldn
So in the first draft, I


I don
I never base characters on real people. There are people who do that but I really don
One has to be able to twist and change and distort characters, play with them like clay, so everything fits together. Real people don
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