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Curtis Sittenfeld Quotes: The fact is that in this day and age I don't think any novelist can assume that a book will get attention.
         

The fact is that in this day and age I don't think any novelist can assume that a book will get attention.


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Perhaps this is how you know you're doing the thing you're intended to: No matter how slow or how slight your progress, you never feel that it's a waste of time.



Probably I, like a lot of people, became a writer in imitation of or in homage to the books I enjoyed. When you're so captivated by something, you think, could I do that? Hmm, let me try

Probably I, like a lot of people, became a writer in imitation of or in homage to the books I enjoyed. When you're so captivated by something, you think, could I do that? Hmm, let me try



We all make mistakes, don't we? But if you can't forgive yourself, you'll always be an exile in your own life.

We all make mistakes, don't we? But if you can't forgive yourself, you'll always be an exile in your own life.



People who think my books are autobiographical, which they're not, credit me with having a much better memory than I do. I do, however, have a powerful imagination

People who think my books are autobiographical, which they're not, credit me with having a much better memory than I do. I do, however, have a powerful imagination



I don't really have special rituals, but I don't try to write fiction unless I have a minimum of a few hours. For me, it takes a while to settle into a mode where I'm truly concentrating

I don't really have special rituals, but I don't try to write fiction unless I have a minimum of a few hours. For me, it takes a while to settle into a mode where I'm truly concentrating



We have to make mistakes, its how we learn compassion for others

We have to make mistakes, its how we learn compassion for others



I always worried someone would notice me, and then when no one did, I felt lonely.

I always worried someone would notice me, and then when no one did, I felt lonely.



Obviously the bar is much higher now for a behavior to be scandalous. Social media has really changed the way people live. It's not a new impulse; it's just being enacted in a new way.

Obviously the bar is much higher now for a behavior to be scandalous. Social media has really changed the way people live. It's not a new impulse; it's just being enacted in a new way.



I don't think it's shameful to admit that some days your time can be better spent reading than writing.

I don't think it's shameful to admit that some days your time can be better spent reading than writing.



I have this theory that the likeability question comes up so much more with female characters created by female authors than it does with male characters and male authors

I have this theory that the likeability question comes up so much more with female characters created by female authors than it does with male characters and male authors





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Your problem is not that you are too busy; your problem is that you don't own your situation.



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