"In my work you often get an abrupt shift in time, a jolt. But the emotional logic will take the reader on. I hope. I trust. After all, our memories do not work with any sequential logic."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Graham Swift on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Graham Swift on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Graham Swift on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Graham Swift 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."Graham Swift on Golda Meir
"When anything goes digital, let alone something as immaterial as a book, there is a tendency to see it as just in the air to be taken, and to lose the sense that somebody once made it."
"The real art is not to come up with extraordinary clever words but to make ordinary simple words do extraordinary things. To use the language that we all use and to make amazing things occur."
"I had a fear of becoming anything, a fear of becoming a specialist. I might have become a doctor, but if you become a doctor, that's your specialty in life and you are defined by it. One of the attractions of being a writer is that you're never a specialist. Your field is entirely open your field is the entire human condition."