” The only really good piece of advice I have for my students is, ‘Write something you’d never show your mother or father.’ And you know what they say? ‘I could never do that! “


” Twenty-year-olds have a kind of emotional idealism about relationships and about the world that enables them to say, ‘No, you lied to me. Goodbye.’ When they see wickedness, they walk away. “


” I love plays. Even bad ones. I like the fact that actual live, breathing people are standing before you in tense situations that you are not personally responsible for. “


” You know, as fiction writers, if our instincts are off, we can’t pay our bills. “


” If you look at most women’s writing, women writers will describe women differently from the way male writers describe women. The details that go into a woman writer’s description of a female character are, perhaps, a little more judgmental. They’re looking for certain things, because they know what women do to look a certain way. “


” You know, I’m just a very boring, not very funny person in person. I don’t feel pressured to be otherwise. “


” I usually grow sick of my short-story characters and think, ‘I never want to see you again.’ “


” I’m a little harsh. When people say, ‘I have writers block. What do you suggest?’ I say, ‘If you can’t write, don’t write. No one needs your writing. Don’t torture yourself. “


” To me, writing is much freer than dancing. With writing, you could do it whenever you wanted. You didn’t have to do little exercises and stay in shape. You could have great moments of inspiration that advanced the story. In dance, unless you’re going to choreograph things yourself, you’re at the service of someone else. “



All 9 Lorrie Moore Quotes about You in picture


The only really good piece of advice I have for my students is,
Twenty-year-olds have a kind of emotional idealism about relationships and about the world that enables them to say,
I love plays. Even bad ones. I like the fact that actual live, breathing people are standing before you in tense situations that you are not personally responsible for.
You know, as fiction writers, if our instincts are off, we can
If you look at most women
You know, I
I usually grow sick of my short-story characters and think,
I
To me, writing is much freer than dancing. With writing, you could do it whenever you wanted. You didn

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