Anne Tyler Quotes

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Born: October 25, 1941, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Author

1.
But what I hope for from a book - either one that I write or one that I read - is transparency. I want the story to shine through. I don't want to think of the writer.
- Anne Tyler

2.
Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!
- Anne Tyler

3.
For my own family, I would always choose the makeshift, surrogate family formed by various characters unrelated by blood.
- Anne Tyler

4.
My family can always tell when I'm well into a novel because the meals get very crummy.
- Anne Tyler

5.
The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that of all the opportunities to show differences in character, surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest.
- Anne Tyler

6.
The one ironclad rule is that I have to try. I have to walk into my writing room and pick up my pen every weekday morning.
- Anne Tyler

7.
Time, in general, has always been a central obsession of mine - what it does to people, how it can constitute a plot all on its own. So naturally, I am interested in old age.
- Anne Tyler

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