Simon Van Booy - Quotes

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As a single parent, I had become tyrannical in order to survive, and anything I couldn't control caused me enormous anxiety. As a naturally untidy, disorganised man who never made lists or kept receipts, morphing into someone who could take care of a toddler on his own may have caused me to overcompensate a little. ---->>>

I once saved someone from drowning. ---->>>

I think anyone can fall in love, if you're open and you're willing, but the real test is sustaining it after all the excitement has worn off. ---->>>

Single parenting is sometimes just a case of sitting around by yourself in mild despair, not knowing what to do. ---->>>

This is why fashion is such a magical part of our lives, for it inspires our decisions without dictating them; it sets the theme but not the limits of our aesthetic. ---->>>

The joy of style lies not in how we look to other people, but in how we look to ourselves - and the most memorable and beautiful outfits are simply those that, in some rare moment of joy, we found the courage to share with the world. ---->>>

Every parent, no matter how cultured or sophisticated, will one day succumb to a child's pleas to visit Walt Disney World Resort. ---->>>

Libraries are the ultimate restaurants for brain food. I sleep better knowing there are libraries. I would take a bullet for a librarian. ---->>>

Grief is a room without doors - but somehow, with its tinsel and cliches, Christmas finds a way in. ---->>>

I find hunger more interesting than accomplishment. ---->>>

I was living in a large apartment with no furniture, just a typewriter, and because I had nothing else to do with my time, it made me take my writing seriously. ---->>>

I think John Coltrane is one of the great American heroes, like Abraham Lincoln and Emily Dickinson. ---->>>

Writers are often alone when they work. Hours pass in silence as one long moment; light fades as day turns back to face the coming night. ---->>>

If you travel too often, you actually come face-to-face with what you're trying to escape. I feel like when I travel alone, sometimes it's like being locked in a hotel room with my own worst enemy. ---->>>

In world mythology, there are countless examples of tragic characters whose greatest strength is also the source of their undoing. But the ancient Greeks and Romans also held the view that acceptance is the beginning of wisdom. ---->>>

Shoes are a neutral blessing for us because feet generally aren't regarded as a place where the battle for self-esteem is won or lost. Feet don't change size when the body does through the natural ageing process. ---->>>

Both my parents were very supportive of me in whatever I wanted to do. ---->>>

I was always a writer, by which I mean I was always scribbling away, doing something with pen and paper. ---->>>

There are times in life when language fails us, when everything that needs to be said can be expressed only by saying nothing at all. ---->>>

When I'm doing something, I do work hard at it. ---->>>

When you give something up, you need to fill the space where it used to be, and you understand the landscape in yourself a bit more. ---->>>

Everything that we love will, at some point, be taken away from us. If I think about everyone I love eventually being taken away from me by death, or simply by getting lost from each other in the world, it makes me value them much more now. ---->>>

Like surgeons trying to save a life, the conservators and preservers at New York City museums dedicate themselves to ensuring the longevity of works of art for public view. ---->>>

The most frustrating part of trying to direct everything is not that it alienates you from people who genuinely want to help, but that it's actually impossible. ---->>>


Nationality: British
Born: 06-21, 1975
Birthplace: Frimley Park Hospital, United Kingdom
Occupation: Writer

Simon Van Booy is a British-American writer who lives in the United States. He grew up in rural Wales, but has lived in Kentucky, Paris, Athens, New York City and the Hamptons. Love Begins in Winter won the 2009 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.(wikipedia)