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Alice Hoffman's Profile

Brief about Alice Hoffman: By info that we know Alice Hoffman was born at 1952-03-16. And also Alice Hoffman is American Author.

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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.

Tags: Someone, Working, Writing

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.

Tags: Between, Far, Real

I feel more influenced in my own work by dreams than I do by other writers' works in a way. Or by popular culture, movies - what else is there to write about than love and loss?

Tags: Dreams, Love, Work

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.

Tags: Joy, Pain, Whatever

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.'

Tags: Friend, Her, Said

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.

Tags: May, Nature, Time

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.

Tags: Interested, Poor, Women

You can try to take sorrow and make it into something enduring, meaningful and beautiful. I always feel guilty that this is my job, that I get to do this.

Tags: Beautiful, Job, Try

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.

Tags: Mom, Time, Work

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.

Tags: Love, Men, Women

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.

Tags: Her, Thinking, Truth

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.

Tags: After, Real, Writing

Anyway, the sort of love that will not wait is probably best to pass by.

Tags: Best, Love, Wait

Even in times when it's difficult to figure out, how do you go forward, art - and books - always help.

Tags: Art, Forward, Help

Every time I finish a book, I forget everything I learned writing it - the information just disappears out of my head.

Tags: Book, Forget, Time

I also like the whole idea of fairy tales and folk tales being a woman's domain, considered a lesser domain at the time they were told.

Tags: Time, Whole, Woman

I always felt and still feel that fairy tales have an emotional truth that is so deep that there are few things that really rival them.

Tags: Deep, Emotional, Truth

I always quit at three when my kids come home from school so I feel pretty spoiled.

Tags: Home, Pretty, School

I can't really work on more than one thing at a time.

Tags: Time, Work

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?

Tags: Book, Real, Sometimes