” Renown is something people have always wanted, but maybe what’s modern is that it’s considered a virtue, this desire, rather than a vice. I might be wrong about this. “


” 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. “


” I don’t know what that line is between fiction and non-fiction that other people have in their minds, but to me, when I’m writing, it’s just like whatever the next sentence should be is the next sentence. It’s not this artificial division. “


” I’ve always had individual friends, but I didn’t find the people I wanted to learn from as an adult until my mid-twenties. “


” 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. “



All 5 Sheila Heti Quotes about People in picture


Renown is something people have always wanted, but maybe what
There is a kind of sadness in not wanting the things that give so many other people their life


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If you want to write from life, you can
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