” I know you’re supposed to hide your influences, but I suppose I see writing as riffing, really, about whatever you have been reading or thinking about that day or that week. “


” When people come up to me and say, ‘I read your book,’ I’m thinking, ‘How dare you! Who gave you a copy? “


” People always say, ‘Write what you know’, but I’ve always found that to be terrible advice. It’s quite limiting, what you know. “


” Optimism isn’t funny unless you are laughing at the person, whereas extreme pessimism is extremely funny. It’s exaggeration. “


” I think as you get older, there are things that there’s just no light side to, but you know, I guess the more you empathise with people, the more empathy you have, the less you are able to see the lighter side. “



All 5 Steve Toltz Quotes about You in picture


I know you
When people come up to me and say,
People always say,
Optimism isn
I think as you get older, there are things that there

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