John Banville quotes about love

We artists love to talk tough, but we're just as sentimental as everyone else when it comes down to it. ---->>>

I don't own a Kindle, no. I love books, they are beautiful objects. ---->>>

I suppose it's possible that a writer would have feeling for his characters, but I can't see how, because writing is such a meticulous, intricate, technical business. I wish I could say that I love my characters and that frequently they take over the book and run away with the plot and so on. But they don't exist. ---->>>

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