Find the best quotes by Markus Zusak.
I procrastinate in spades. In my defence, I also try to have all other distractions solved before I can concentrate on writing. My small theory…
I’m not one of these ‘the characters write themselves; the story just fell out of me’ kind of writers. Wish it was like that.
I think ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ is the mother of all cult books, because you can be in that cult and not even know…
I like the idea that every page in every book can have a gem on it. It’s probably what I love most about writing –…
I had many boxing matches with my brother in the backyard when we were younger, and I guess while other people abhor boxing for its…
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a house painter like my father, but I was always screwing up when I went to…
I like to tell students, ‘I didn’t burst on to the literary scene.’ I’m never good at things at the beginning. I was terrible at…
I’m not a writer who refuses to talk about a book until I’ve finished.
I find writing extremely difficult. I usually have to drag myself to my desk, mainly because I doubt myself. And it’s getting harder because I…
I try hard and aim big. People can hate or love my books but they can never accuse me of not trying.
Failure has been my best friend as a writer. It tests you, to see if you have what it takes to see it through.
Living in Sydney, I’ve taken the chance to start surfing again. One of my best memories of growing up is catching my first proper wave…
I think to be writer you have to enjoy being alone. I was a loner as a teenager and was always drawn to characters in…
Every time you find something that doesn’t work, you’re a step closer to what does work.
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