” For me, a memoir is supposed to be understood as a representation of your life, whereas a novel is self-consciously symbolic. “


” Trying to live the image of the life which you have in your head… it’s really hard not to do that, but I do think maybe it’s cheating. “


” There is a kind of sadness in not wanting the things that give so many other people their life’s meaning. There can be sadness at not living out a more universal story – the supposed life cycle. “


” If you want to write from life, you can’t really write a story. People are always changing, and I think if we didn’t look the same day-to-day, and our self weren’t always in our body, would we even be the same? The continuity is in our bodies. “


” Writing makes everything else in my life okay, it makes everything make sense. “



All 5 Sheila Heti Quotes about Life in picture


For me, a memoir is supposed to be understood as a representation of your life, whereas a novel is self-consciously symbolic.
Trying to live the image of the life which you have in your head... it


There is a kind of sadness in not wanting the things that give so many other people their life
If you want to write from life, you can
Writing makes everything else in my life okay, it makes everything make sense.
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