Kate Atkinson Quotes About Novel

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"Fiction had never been Jackson's thing. Facts seemed challenging enough without making stuff up. What he discovered was that the great novels of the world were about three things - death, money and sex. Occasionally a whale." ~ Kate Atkinson
"Sylvie's knowledge, like Izzie's, was random yet far-ranging, ‘The sign that one has acquired one's learning from reading novels rather than an education…" ~ Kate Atkinson
"Alternate history fascinates me, as it fascinates all novelists, because 'What if?' is the big thing." ~ Kate Atkinson
"A novel and its writer are inseparable: you are your books. A play's not like that at all. 'Abandonment''s not mine - it's everyone's. I wanted it to be a co-operative thing because I was tired of that anal control that I have over novels." ~ Kate Atkinson
"Everyone said, 'Well, you're very old for a first novel,' and I said, 'How do you write when you haven't lived? How do you write when you have no experience? How do you write straight out of university?'" ~ Kate Atkinson
"She should have done science, not spent all her time with her head in novels. Novels gave you a completely false idea about life, they told lies and they implied there were endings when in reality there were no endings, everything just went on and on and on." ~ Kate Atkinson
"It would be like a Hardy novel, before it all goes wrong." ~ Kate Atkinson
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