Quotes by John McGahern
Irish writer and novelist
Alive from: 1934-2006
Category: Writers (Contemporary)
Quotes 1 till 4 of 4.
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.
I think fiction is a very serious thing, that while it is fiction, it is also a revelation of truth, or facts.
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.
Nothing ever holds together unless it is mixed with some of one's own blood.Source: The Pornographe (2009) 14