Find the best quotes by Raymond Carver.
When I’m writing, I write every day. It’s lovely when that’s happening. One day dovetailing into the next. Sometimes I don’t even know what day…
When I’m fishing, I feel guilty that I’m not writing, and when I’m writing, I feel guilty that I’m not fishing. But when push comes…
It’s something that I feel I know about, relationships between men and women. I like to write from the woman’s point of view now and…
For a long time I wanted to do the kind of work my dad did. He was going to ask his foreman at the mill…
In the beginning, when I was trying to write, I couldn’t turn off the outside world to the extent that I can now.
I think marriage is one of those things that writers draw on, one of those emotional reservoirs that go way back.
Most of my stories, if not all of them, have some basis in real life. That’s the kind of fiction I’m most interested in. I…
When you’re writing fiction or poetry… it really comes down to this: indifference to everything except what you’re doing… A young writer could do worse…
A great danger, or at least a great temptation, for many writers is to become too autobiographical in their approach to their fiction. A little…
The fiction I’m most interested in has lines of reference to the real world.
Life and death matters, yes. And the question of how to behave in this world, how to go in the face of everything. Time is…
I guess my writing has changed as my life has.
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