Find the best quotes by Roddy Doyle.
When I started writing full time I had not long stopped being a teacher and when at last I had a full day to write,…
If you’re from Dublin, for example, chances are you live with your family, if you’re lucky enough to, right up to the mid-20s. And most…
I’ve been asked why does Ireland produce so many great musicians, and the answer is it doesn’t. When you count the great musicians Ireland has…
When I was a kid, if you didn’t speak Irish, you really wanted to. And you played Gaelic games and you didn’t pay any attention…
Ulysses could have done with a good editor. You know people are always putting Ulysses in the top 10 books ever written but I doubt…
When I’m writing I just think there’s only the page and me and nobody else.
Sometimes adults seem as though they have cut a chord from being a child.
My parents were sixty years married.
My novels come from within me; they are things I feel I want to do.
Most working days I can be at my desk for nine hours a day.
It’s hard for me to measure them, or to assess my books because I’m so close to them.
It’s great meeting children because you never know what they will say.
I write short stories when a little idea occurs to me, that I know isn’t a part of a novel that will stand by itself…
I tend to plan as I write. And I want to leave myself open and the character open to keep on going until it seems…
I wouldn’t go out of my way to experience the indignity of middle-age just because it might be good meat for a story.
I see people in terms of dialogue and I believe that people are their talk.
I like naming characters.
I had to make sure I kept an eye on the real world.
I don’t work to any commissions. I do what I want to do.
I do enjoy Gothic fiction or books about zombies if they are well written and I like vampires.
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