Quotes by Ann Beattie

Ann Beattie

Ann Beattie

American novelist

Alive from: 1947-

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    Also minimalism is a term that all of us who share so little in common and who are lumped together as minimalists are not terribly happy with.
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    Falling in Place was meant to be very much rooted in a place and time, and music was a part of that.
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    I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now.
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    I don't even correct people when they mispronounce my name now.
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    I don't write about things that I have the answers to or things that are very close to home. It just wouldn't be any adventure. It wouldn't have any vitality.
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    I feel that these stories are being written to articulate certain confusions and disappointments, and I do mean to shake up the reader, and I do hope they're on target.
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    I like a lot of Margaret Atwood, I like much of Alice Munro. Again, if you were to ask me about male writers, there's often a novel I admire, but not all of their works.
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    I must say also that it's never worked to my disadvantage that I have long, blond hair.
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    I think almost always that what gets me going with a story is the atmosphere, the visual imagery, and then I people it with characters, not the other way around.
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    I think I write about things that are mysterious to me.
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    I think that I'm serious, but I don't think that I'm inordinately bleak.
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    I've been in this business for a long time, and I no longer think that anything that I do by way of clarification is ever going to eradicate the mistakes.
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    I've spent my life supporting myself.
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    If you could have a book called My Favorite Six Stories, I don't think I'd have trouble doing that.
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    It's gratifying that it does; I love to give readings.
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