Quotes by Anne Tyler
- 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.
- 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!
- For my own family, I would always choose the makeshift, surrogate family formed by various characters unrelated by blood.
- My family can always tell when I'm well into a novel because the meals get very crummy.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.