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Alice Hoffman Quotes


34 Alice Hoffman quotes:



"Among men and women, those in love do not always announce themselves with declarations and vows. But they are the ones who weep when you're gone. Who miss you every single night, especially when the sky is so deep and beautiful, and the ground so very cold."
"I'm thinking of reading something by chef Paul Prudhomme. It's a reading of all kinds of Southern literature."
Author: Hoffman Quotes Category: Literature Quotes
"After a while, the characters I'm writing begin to feel real to me. That's when I know I'm heading in the right direction."
"Even in times when it's difficult to figure out, how do you go forward, art - and books - always help."
"Hawthorne has given us a tradition that some people refer to as Yankee Magic Realism, and I do think there is a certain quality to the landscape that definitely leads into the dark woods."
"I always quit at three when my kids come home from school so I feel pretty spoiled."
"I can't really work on more than one thing at a time."
"I did go there later, but I hadn't been there before I wrote the book. Sometimes I feel like the imagined can feel more real than the real?"
"I don't really read as much as I used to. A lot of what I was looking for as an escape I find in writing. And the other thing is that I don't want to get into someone else's language when I'm working."
"I really feel like the gift is also the curse. It's always half-and-half. Whatever brings you the most joy will also probably bring you the most pain. Always a price to pay."
"I think love is a huge factor in fiction and in real life. Is there a risk? Always. In fiction and in life."
"I think secrets often come out. I spoke to a friend who is a therapist and I asked her if there were people who came to her and admitted to doing horrible things and she said, 'More than you know.'"
"I think we are bound to, and by, nature. We may want to deny this connection and try to believe we control the external world, but every time there's a snowstorm or drought, we know our fate is tied to the world around us."
"No one knows how to write a novel until it's been written."
"The original fairy tale was about the youngest sister going into a room in the castle and finding all the bodies of the wives that came before her - she is confronted with truth, thinking about how often we think we know people and we really don't."
"They were written on cheap blue notebooks bought by poor women. I'm interested in folk tales in the way that medicine and magic in women's stories are all kind of combined."
"I don't think I make much of a distinction between the 'real' and the 'fantastic.' They both seem to be threads in the same cloth as far as I'm concerned."
"Mothers always find ways to fit in the work - but then when you're working, you feel that you should be spending time with your children and then when you're with your children, you're thinking about working."
Author: Hoffman Quotes Category: American Author Quotes Moms Quotes
"All the characters in my books are imagined, but all have a bit of who I am in them - much like the characters in your dreams are all formed by who you are."
"Any institution becomes a community - whether it's a high school or a boarding school or a publishing company or a small town where everybody knows certain things about people."



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