"I don't remember deciding to become a writer. You decide to become a dentist or a postman. For me, writing is like being gay. You finally admit that this is who you are, you come out and hope that no one runs away."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Mark Haddon on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Mark Haddon on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Mark Haddon on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Mark Haddon on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Mark Haddon on Dalai Lama
"Use your imagination, and you'll see that even the most narrow, humdrum lives are infinite in scope if you examine them with enough care."
"Writing for children is bloody difficult books for children are as complex as their adult counterparts, and they should therefore be accorded the same respect."
"Science and literature give me answers. And they ask me questions I will never be able to answer."