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Quotes from Anne Tyler

"Time, in general, has always been a central obsession of mine - what it does to people, how it can constitute a plot all on its own. So naturally, I am interested in old age." - Anne Tyler
Quote from Anne Tyler about Age
"Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!" - Anne Tyler
Quote from Anne Tyler about Amazing
"For my own family, I would always choose the makeshift, surrogate family formed by various characters unrelated by blood." - Anne Tyler
Quote from Anne Tyler about Family
"My family can always tell when I'm well into a novel because the meals get very crummy." - Anne Tyler
Quote from Anne Tyler about Family
"But what I hope for from a book - either one that I write or one that I read - is transparency. I want the story to shine through. I don't want to think of the writer." - Anne Tyler
"The Amateur Marriage grew out of the reflection that of all the opportunities to show differences in character, surely an unhappy marriage must be the richest." - Anne Tyler
"The one ironclad rule is that I have to try. I have to walk into my writing room and pick up my pen every weekday morning." - Anne Tyler