"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!"
"Sometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I don't know why he's with me. I don't know whether I'm good enough. But if I make him happy, then I'm everything I want to be."Anne Tyler on Angelina Jolie
"If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results."Anne Tyler on George S. Patton
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."Anne Tyler on Harry S. Truman
"If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you."Anne Tyler on Les Brown
"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen."Anne Tyler on Conan O'Brien
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."