_medley_ (_medley_) wrote,

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Quotes about writers and reading

I've just recently (well, since last March, about) started reading for fun again and I have missed it. Just finished The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield and wanted to write down two quotes from it, one about writers and one about reading:

The line that made me SURE I was going to finish this book was this one, early on, which is a (fictional) writer commenting on the fact that some writers don't like interviews because they get asked the same questions over and over. "Just because they always ask the same questions, it doesn't mean we have to give the same old answers, does it? I mean, making things up, it's what we do for a living."

This part made me think, yes, exactly. Different character, the narrator, this time. "All morning I struggled with the sensation of stray wisps of one world seeping through the cracks of another. Do you know the feeling when you start reading a new book before the membrane of the last one has had time to close behind you? You leave the previous book with ideas and themes-characters, even-caught in the fibers of your clothes, and when you open the new book, they are still with you."


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