Kata Bijak Anne Tyler
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.
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.
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.
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.
My family can always tell when I'm well into a novel because the meals get very crummy.
For my own family I would always choose the makeshift surrogate family formed by various characters unrelated by blood.
The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you so when you start trying to count them on one hand you don't need any fingers.
The first crocodile I ever caught was at nine years of age and it was a rescue.
Any young man who is unmarried at the age of twenty one is a menace to the community.
If there is anything I would do differently in my life it is that I would study business more. I'm trying to teach my daughter Chloe at an early age about investing and money so she's not afraid of it.
What though youth gave love and roses Age still leaves us friends and wine.
Yet in spite of this world-wide system of linkages there is at this very moment a general feeling that communication is breaking down everywhere on an unparalleled scale.