” Recklessness is par for the course when you’re 25. “


” Success did change me. You don’t want it to, but it does. “


” Preserving that privacy between a writer and the work is important. You have to shut out all those voices that have reacted to your work. “


” Most fiction comes from your experience. “


” I remember when I was in graduate school and someone in workshop would say, ‘I’m going to bring in a chapter of my novel.’ The thought that someone could think they’d write a whole long thing… I could only see twelve pages ahead. But then I realized that if you could see twelve more after that, you can start. “


” Painting keeps me occupied in those moments when travel can be aimless and even disorienting. Mainly it is a way to register at least some of the new impressions of a foreign place, when its thrilling barrage can sometimes overwhelm you. “


” Recording a scene with paint rather than film sinks you more deeply into your surroundings. You have to look a little harder and a little longer. And you end up with a memento. “


” Longing, for everyone, is always there, isn’t it? More intense at some times than others. You get closer to less longing – an odd metaphoric phrasing, I realize – then, you are further and longing more than ever again. “



All 8 Susan Minot Quotes about You in picture


Recklessness is par for the course when you
Success did change me. You don
Preserving that privacy between a writer and the work is important. You have to shut out all those voices that have reacted to your work.
Most fiction comes from your experience.
I remember when I was in graduate school and someone in workshop would say,
Painting keeps me occupied in those moments when travel can be aimless and even disorienting. Mainly it is a way to register at least some of the new impressions of a foreign place, when its thrilling barrage can sometimes overwhelm you.
Recording a scene with paint rather than film sinks you more deeply into your surroundings. You have to look a little harder and a little longer. And you end up with a memento.
Longing, for everyone, is always there, isn

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