Find the best quotes by Jenny Offill.
One of the odd things about being a writer is that you never reach a point of certainty, a point of mastery where you can…
I think that when we’re looking at things when we’re right in the center of things, as opposed to being a bit unmoored from what’s…
I like to write from midnight to dawn with great stores of candy and Red Bull laid in… I’m not sure why I have the…
I have a slightly contrarian streak as a writer, and one of the things I was interested in was how distilled could I make a…
I had written a novel that was more of a classic linear novel, and I worked on it and worked on it for years, and…
Always the danger for me in life and in art is not to be brave. I am not a naturally brave person. I have to…
What I try to capture as a writer is the feeling of being alive, of being awake.
I felt like I could write about quiet, self-contained moments and also about those moments when the world rushes in again.
I can be bolder on the page, as a character. I can gnash my teeth, I can scream and yell, in a way that I’m…
Oh, I collect facts and quotes when I can’t write, and I can’t write most of the time. I do a little chance operation sometimes…
I think part of what I like about being a fiction writer is that I can inhabit something that’s beyond the limits of my own…
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