” I tap danced for ten years before I began to understand people don’t make musicals anymore. All I wanted to do was be at MGM working for Arthur Freed or Gene Kelly or Vincent Minelli. Historical and geographical constraints made this impossible. Slowly but surely the pen became mightier than the double pick-up time step with shuffle. “


” Your mid-thirties is a good time because you know a fair amount, you have some self-control. “


” Normally, young writers have all the time in the world and they don’t always use it well. “


” People with children will know this: when the childcare is over, it’s over on the dot. You immediately have to go into child mode, there’s no down time. “


” Protect the time and space in which you write. Keep everybody away from it, even the people who are most important to you. “


” If you’re going to write a good book, you have to make mistakes and you have to not be so cautious all the time. “



All 6 Zadie Smith Quotes about Time in picture


I tap danced for ten years before I began to understand people don
Your mid-thirties is a good time because you know a fair amount, you have some self-control.
Normally, young writers have all the time in the world and they don
People with children will know this: when the childcare is over, it
Protect the time and space in which you write. Keep everybody away from it, even the people who are most important to you.
If you

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