Find the best quotes by Alice Munro.
In twenty years I’ve never had a day when I didn’t have to think about someone else’s needs. And this means the writing has to…
Sometimes I get the start of a story from a memory, an anecdote, but that gets lost and is usually unrecognizable in the final story.
The stories are not autobiographical, but they’re personal in that way. I seem to know only the things that I’ve learned. Probably some things through…
I can’t play bridge. I don’t play tennis. All those things that people learn, and I admire, there hasn’t seemed time for. But what there…
I want the reader to feel something is astonishing. Not the ‘what happens,’ but the way everything happens. These long short story fictions do that…
In my own work, I tend to cover a lot of time and to jump back and forward in time, and sometimes the way I…
The deep, personal material of the latter half of your life is your children. You can write about your parents when they’re gone, but your…
Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories – and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories.
That’s something I think is growing on me as I get older: happy endings.
The complexity of things – the things within things – just seems to be endless. I mean nothing is easy, nothing is simple.
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