Deborah Moggach short quotes

I like missing someone and being missed; I like looking forward to seeing him again. I like getting emails and texts with lots of xxx's. ---->>>

I was never a lonely child who sat looking at the rain sliding down the window. ---->>>

One sees more and more people who are miserable and demented and you feel it would be both kind and wise to leave them a few pills. ---->>>

You need to know the characters as living, breathing people before you start the plot; otherwise, you'll feel panic, anarchy and chaos. ---->>>

It was very liberating, living in a foreign country, a place where everything was new and strange - the food, the customs, the climate, everything. ---->>>

I'm mad about gardening. I have an allotment on the other side of Hampstead Heath, and I keep three hens in my garden. ---->>>

I wanted to be a landscape architect, but I trained as a teacher; I worked in publishing; I was a waitress. ---->>>

Nothing beats weaving through the rush-hour traffic or whizzing past the eternal gridlock that is the Strand. ---->>>

'Tulip Fever' did change my life. It did that thing that sometimes happens when a book takes off - it opened doors on to whole other worlds. ---->>>

I've had a very lucky life because I'm of this generation where everything was possible. ---->>>

Whining writers are a hideous sight; we should really shut up, because we are lucky if we can cobble together a living from all of this. ---->>>

I'd like to be a jazz singer, but I couldn't possibly do it; nobody would want me, anyway. ---->>>

You can cycle through London on the side streets, which are less polluted - and much more interesting anyway. ---->>>

All I want is for people, when they read my books, to feel companioned, to feel they're not alone in the world. ---->>>

I'm always running my mouth off and getting myself in trouble, so I'm trying to do it less. ---->>>

I'm quite easy to live with and very easy going. ---->>>

I've written something like 17 novels, which isn't bad, I suppose, but my father wrote 120 books, my mother 40. In comparison, I'm lazy. ---->>>

If people want to take their lives and are helped to do so, the punishment is tragic for all concerned. ---->>>

Men take much more notice of older women in France, so I might move there. I think I'm a good bet. ---->>>

My first novel, 'You Must be Sisters,' was started in Pakistan. I've wrote several novels and a TV drama set or partly-set there. ---->>>

Psych yourself up until you're confident that the world will be interested in what happens to your characters. Confidence is key. ---->>>

The greatest artists know how to entertain, or else nobody would read them. ---->>>

I work every day from 9:30 or so until lunchtime. In the afternoons, I become a normal person - go shopping and do the garden and look after my grandchildren. ---->>>

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