Edna O'Brien - Quotes

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My hand does the work and I don't have to think; in fact, were I to think, it would stop the flow. It's like a dam in the brain that bursts. ---->>>

I'm an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt. ---->>>

Writing is like carrying a fetus. ---->>>

Recollection is not something that I can summon up, it simply comes and I am the servant of it. ---->>>

Writers really live in the mind and in hotels of the soul. ---->>>

I am obsessive, also I am industrious. Besides, the time when you are most alive and most aware is in childhood and one is trying to recapture that heightened awareness. ---->>>

I have some women friends but I prefer men. Don't trust women. There is a built-in competition between women. ---->>>

The vote means nothing to women. We should be armed. ---->>>

In every question and every remark tossed back and forth between lovers who have not played out the last fugue, there is one question and it is this: 'Is there someone new?' ---->>>

Countries are either mothers or fathers, and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Irish
Born: 12-15, 1932
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Occupation: Novelist
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Edna O'Brien (born 15 December 1930) is an Irish novelist, memoirist, playwright, poet and short story writer. Philip Roth has described her "the most gifted woman now writing in English", while former President of Ireland Mary Robinson has cited her as "one of the great creative writers of her generation (wikipedia)