"What reader wants to be told what attitude to strike?"
"Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life."Ian Mcewan on Joel Osteen
"My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength."Ian Mcewan on Michael Jordan
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."Ian Mcewan on Albert Einstein
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."Ian Mcewan on Thomas Jefferson
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."Ian Mcewan on Winston Churchill
"One has to have the courage of one's pessimism."
"My parents were keen for me to have the education they themselves never had. They weren't able to guide me towards particular books, but they encouraged me to read, which I did, randomly and compulsively."
"In my experience an appreciative letter from a fellow writer means a lot."
"A twenty-one-year-old writer is likely to be inhibited by a lack of usable experience. Childhood and adolescence were something I knew."
"By concentrating on what is good in people, by appealing to their idealism and their sense of justice, and by asking them to put their faith in the future, socialists put themselves at a severe disadvantage."