Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Anne Tyler
(1941-____) born on
Oct 25
US "novelist, short-story writer". Her comedies of manners are marked by compassionate wit and precise details of domestic life.

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F
"I've always thought a hotel ought to offer optional small animals. . . . I mean a cat to sleep on your bed at night, or a dog of some kind to act pleased when you come in. You ever notice how a hotel room feels so lifeless?"

R
"While armchair travelers dream of going places, traveling armchairs dream of staying put."
A
"It seems to me that since I've had children, I've grown richer and deeper. They may have slowed down my writing for a while, but when I did write, I had more of a self to speak from."
N
My family can always tell when I'm well into a novel because the meals get very crummy.
K
People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have.

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "Macon Leary, in "The Accidental Tourist," ch. 9, 1985."
R: ""The Accidental Tourist," in "Christian Science Monitor," 4 Oct 1985."
A: "In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997."
N: "In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989."
K: ""Celestial Navigation," 1974."


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