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When I’m writing, I spend all my time in The Grocer on Elgin buying ready-made meals; I think they are the only reason my husband…
We feel the pull of nature very strongly, relating – even unknowingly – feeling in ourselves to bulbs being stirred in frozen ground, or to…
I’m never happy with what I’ve written. You imagine, before you start, there’s a cathedral, and the moment it starts on the page, it’s a…
My favourite author as a child and teenager, and who I still re-read now, is K. M. Peyton. She writes very truthfully; sometimes I’m not…
I think that we are all much closer to our childhood selves than we often think, so when we read about childhood, it can surprise…
I think if you write about human relationships, you’re always exploring the psyche and the soul. I don’t separate certain – perhaps more extreme –…
I don’t get distracted until the weight of other things left undone finally tips the balance; my mind is flooded with calls, bills, supermarkets, letters,…
I love writing on trains. The joy of being a writer is it’s all in your head; you don’t need materials apart from the laptop.…
Art is inspiring. Walking into a gallery, or when the lights go up on a stage; that thrill of getting something that has nothing to…
You wouldn’t know it, but I’m no good at recognising people; I have face blindness.
Oh, I always think everyone feels left out.
My father was a screenwriter, but he was also a novelist.
If I think about the writers I love or might be influenced by, I can’t write at all, so I pretend there aren’t any.
I try not to picture a reader when I’m writing. It’s like trying to make a great table but not picturing anybody sitting at it.
I think very visually, and I just never thought I had a novel in me.
I have a study now – I used not to. I also love working in cafes; ignoring noise is good for concentration.
I like to come into my workspace and feel it’s a living environment and not frozen, which is why I often change or add to…
I don’t eat when I’m working. If I start to fridge-raid, I’m in trouble.
I don’t consciously use my own life or experience at all.
I don’t believe in regret.
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