John Irving Quotes

- Notable John Irving Quotes Index -

Born: March 2, 1942, Exeter, New Hampshire, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Author

1.
And I find - I'm 63, and my capacity to be by myself and just spend time by myself hasn't diminished any. That's the necessary part of being a writer, you better like being alone.
- John Irving

2.
I have pretty thick skin, and I think if you're going to be in this business, if you're going to be an actor or a writer, you better have a thick skin.
- John Irving

3.
I suppose I'm proudest of my novels for what's imagined in them. I think the world of my imagination is a richer and more interesting place than my personal biography.
- John Irving

4.
I take people very seriously. People are all I take seriously, in fact. Therefore, I have nothing but sympathy for how people behave - and nothing but laughter to console them with.
- John Irving

5.
I think the sport of wrestling, which I became involved with at the age of 14... I competed until I was 34, kind of old for a contact sport. I coached the sport until I was 47. I think the discipline of wrestling has given me the discipline I have to write.
- John Irving

6.
If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
- John Irving

7.
The building of the architecture of a novel - the craft of it - is something I never tire of.
- John Irving

8.
You can't learn everything you need to know legally.
- John Irving

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