Quotes by John McGahern

John McGahern

Irish writer and novelist

Alive from: 1934-2006

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Anything that is given can be at once taken away. We have to learn never to expect anything, and when it comes it's no more than a gift on loan.
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    I think fiction is a very serious thing, that while it is fiction, it is also a revelation of truth, or facts.
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    I think there's a great difference in consciousness in that same way in that when we're young we read books for the story, for the excitement of the story - and there comes a time when you realise that all stories are more or less the same story.
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    Nothing ever holds together unless it is mixed with some of one's own blood.
    Source: The Pornographe (2009) 14
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