Edward St Aubyn's Quotes
Biography of Edward St Aubyn
Well, the attractive thing about the subject of happiness is that it is notoriously difficult to write.Tags: Difficult, Happiness, Write
I'm not trying to uncover the facts of my life but to discover the dramatic truth of the situations I was in.Tags: Life, Truth, Trying
It's no use imagining that bringing great writers together inevitably precipitates great conversation.Tags: Great, Together, Writers
The Booker 2011 is of no more interest to me than the world heavyweight championship, which I'm not going to win either. It's irrelevant.Tags: Either, Interest, Win
The first book I fell in love with was 'Little Toot,' the story of an adorable tugboat operating out of New York Harbor.Tags: Book, Love, Story
The thing about the 'Melrose' novels is that I have to feel they're impossible when I set out.Tags: Impossible, Novels
Detachment is what interests me, seeing how people couldn't have been any other way, how they were the product of forces that they had no control over.Tags: Control, Interests, Seeing
I see the author as the person who has written; the writer, the one involved in the process of writing. And they're not necessarily friends. The writer is the one I want to reinforce; the author would just feed on the reviews - so I'm in favour of starving him.Tags: Friends, Him, Writing
I'm really not responsible for what mental operation people have when they're reading my books other than the ones which are created by literary effects.Tags: Books, Mental, Reading
Proust is a hero of mine. I read 'A la recherche' in one go, and I'm a very slow reader. It had an astonishing impact, reading it on my own and being my main company. I think Proust is the most intelligent person to ever have written a novel.Tags: Hero, Read, Reading
The whole 'Melrose' series is an attempt to tell the truth, and is based on the idea that there is some salutary or liberating power in telling the truth.Tags: Power, Tell, Truth
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