"I lost my second marriage because of drinking, and I loved the woman very much. But I thought I needed booze to write. I'm glad I was disabused."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Barry Hannah on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Barry Hannah on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Barry Hannah on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Barry Hannah on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Barry Hannah on James C. Dobson
"I found out about reviews early on. They're mostly written by sad men on bad afternoons. That's probably why I'm less angry than some writers, who are so narcissistic they consider every line of every review, even a thoughtful one, as major treason."
"I don't write under the ghost of Faulkner. I live in the same town and find his life and work inspiring, but that's it. I have a motorcycle and tool along the country lanes. I travel at my own speed."