Jayne Anne Phillips - Quotes

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That whole business of having two homes, and that divided loyalty bind that kids get into. I mean, my parents were divorced - though I was adult - but I still grappled with being responsible to both of them. ---->>>

Divinity. That's what I'm trying to get at, in everything I write. ---->>>

I don't do much rewriting, because each paragraph is very carefully put together. ---->>>

I don't outline; I listen to a kind of whisper inside the material. ---->>>

I see my work as a continuum, moving from book to book. ---->>>

I tell my students that being a writer is like being a member of a medieval guild and that what we are doing is very subversive and very important. ---->>>

I think we really forget how connected we are to the past. ---->>>

It's my theory that many writers were the confidantes of one or the other parent. I was my mother's confidante; she had been her mother's confidante. ---->>>

Writing provides no guarantees. And writers who stay with writing do it for reasons that are larger than self. ---->>>

I work via the high-tension-wire method, which is maybe going for long periods without writing while the tension builds up - when am I going to write this, am I going to be able to write this, what is this image about - and I'm thinking about it all the time, but I'm not really inside it, inside the writing. ---->>>

Books about women and children are not valued in the same way as a book about war. And why is that? I don't know. ---->>>

Character and story are suggested by the voice in the words themselves. ---->>>

I don't investigate things by writing about them, but let them build up inside of me. ---->>>

I don't write a novel every two years. ---->>>

I wish I had more time to write. ---->>>

I write line by line, by the sound and the weight and the music of the words. ---->>>

I'm a language-oriented writer who proceeds sentence by sentence. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 06-21, 2015
Occupation: Novelist

Jayne Anne Phillips (born July 19, 1952) is an American novelist and short story writer, born in the small town of Buckhannon, West Virginia.(wikipedia)