Steve Toltz - Quotes

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I don't really have an office or anything, and I like to have to move location every two hours. So I just kind of write in a park, on a bench, in the library, in a cafe, back to the library, that kind of thing. ---->>>

Optimism isn't funny unless you are laughing at the person, whereas extreme pessimism is extremely funny. It's exaggeration. ---->>>

If I knew a story page by page before I started writing it, I just wouldn't do it. The process of discovery is really important for my own enjoyment. ---->>>

I am influenced by books which don't have their eye on the endgame, but which try to be entertaining on each and every page. ---->>>

People always say, 'Write what you know', but I've always found that to be terrible advice. It's quite limiting, what you know. ---->>>

I think as you get older, there are things that there's just no light side to, but you know, I guess the more you empathise with people, the more empathy you have, the less you are able to see the lighter side. ---->>>

I actually went into writing first to supplement my income, which was a strange thing to do, and actually failed. ---->>>

I can't sit through dinner with somebody I don't like. ---->>>

I don't have a great respect for reality or getting the 'facts' as a means of putting together a story. ---->>>

I enjoy being influenced by other writers. ---->>>

I haven't been part of the criminal world. ---->>>

I made some probably very cringe-worthy short films that shall hopefully never make the light of day. ---->>>

I'm not sure if I always wanted to be a writer, but I was always writing. ---->>>

Raymond Chandler I love a lot, and the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard. I really love his voice. ---->>>

There is something so arbitrary about prizes. ---->>>

There's only one common element that united every writer I've admired... they're all incredibly well-read. ---->>>

When people come up to me and say, 'I read your book,' I'm thinking, 'How dare you! Who gave you a copy?' ---->>>

I know you're supposed to hide your influences, but I suppose I see writing as riffing, really, about whatever you have been reading or thinking about that day or that week. ---->>>

If I've written five pages by hand, out of those five pages, one page might be worth saving. The rest is crap. I have to throw it away. It's like I need eight hours to do two hours' work. ---->>>


Nationality: Australian
Born: 06-21, 1972
Occupation: Novelist

Steve Toltz (born in 1972 in Sydney) is an Australian novelist.(wikipedia)