7 Denise Mina People Quotes

” It’s very hard to be cut off in Glasgow because it’s such a small city. You know, we have the highest rate of per-capita imprisonment, certainly in Britain, maybe in Europe. We have a very high murder rate here. So most people will know someone who’s been to prison. “


” I came from this very traditional background and I benefited hugely from feminism. I felt privileged going to university and doing a PhD. Most people of my background don’t get to do that. “


” You have to take your ego out of it and say, do I want people to be obsequious to me or do I want to write good books? If it’s the latter, you have to take criticism. It’s annoying, but that’s how to do good stuff, listen to other people. “


” Even if people do wrong, we’re social animals, so what can we do about stopping them doing the same things in future? Saying people are ‘bad’ or ‘evil’ is just an unwillingness to engage, an unwillingness to try to empathise. That sanctimonious attitude doesn’t help anyone. “


” None of us know what is going to sell or what people want to read. “


” There’s always these giant baffling books, like ‘The Da Vinci Code.’ People say it’s not as well written as ‘Midnight’s Children.’ Why aren’t people reading ‘Midnight’s Children?’ Nobody knows why these phenomenons happen but they’re great. “


” Most of the people who write to me are really clever, really engaged. They just want to say that they have read my book and liked it. “



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I came from this very traditional background and I benefited hugely from feminism. I felt privileged going to university and doing a PhD. Most people of my background don


You have to take your ego out of it and say, do I want people to be obsequious to me or do I want to write good books? If it
Even if people do wrong, we
None of us know what is going to sell or what people want to read.
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Most of the people who write to me are really clever, really engaged. They just want to say that they have read my book and liked it.
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