” I don’t especially like to travel, not the way many people do. I know many people that love to go to far-off and different places, and I’ve never been like that. I seem to get homesick as quickly as a child. “


” Bullies are just frightened people. “


” I got a gerontology certificate a million years ago along with my law degree, so I’ve been interested in older people for many years. Some people grow up with a lot of kids around, but I just grew up with a lot of old people. “


” I like people a lot, but I am not comfortable in literary New York situations. There is deep anxiety and tension around success here. I don’t share problems I’m having about my work, and I think conversations around publishing are boring. “


” The purpose of fiction is not to make people seem nice. What makes anyone think people are nice? Look around you! “


” I’m so deeply interested in what it feels like to be other people that I get to operate under the illusion when I’m writing fiction that I’m not really revealing that much about myself. But, of course, I am, and I know that I am. And yet there’s this sort of membrane that I get to work behind as I write my fiction, and I love it. “



All 6 Elizabeth Strout Quotes about People in picture


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Bullies are just frightened people.


I got a gerontology certificate a million years ago along with my law degree, so I
I like people a lot, but I am not comfortable in literary New York situations. There is deep anxiety and tension around success here. I don
The purpose of fiction is not to make people seem nice. What makes anyone think people are nice? Look around you!
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