"You never know if you're a writer. You can't trust it. If you woke up and said, 'I'm a writer,' it would be gone. You wouldn't see anything for miles - even the dust would be running away."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Ali Smith on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Ali Smith on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Ali Smith on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Ali Smith on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Ali Smith on Golda Meir
"A game one of my sisters will play with me in my first year of being alive is called Good Baby, Bad Baby. This consists of being told I am a good baby until I smile and laugh, then being told I am a bad baby until I burst into tears. This training will stand me in good stead all through my life."
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