Facts about Anthony Doerr

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Anthony Doerr is a famous Writer from USA, he/she is still alive and was born .

Our collection contains 18 quotes who is written / told by Anthony.

Famous quotes by Anthony Doerr (18)


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"It wasn't until I was 26 or 25 when I started sending work out to magazines"
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"I do fish. I think there is a connection between thinking and fishing mostly because you spend a lot of time up to your waist in water without a whole lot to keep your mind busy"
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"Travel definitely affects me as a writer"
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"I write reviews of science books for the Boston Globe, so I like to give science books"
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"I guess you could say I've been writing all my life"
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"I feel like it has gone very fast for me, but I feel like it wasn't instantaneous, at all. I was getting a lot of rejections. I just got very lucky and it happened quickly for me. I don't feel like I'm a prodigy or something"
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"You don't say, I'm going to be a writer when I grow up - at least I didn't"
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"Anyone who has spent a few nights in a tent during a storm can tell you: The world doesn't care all that much if you live or die"
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"I guess whatever maturity is there may be there because I've been keeping a journal forever. In high school my friends would make fun of me - you're doing your man diary again. So I was always trying to translate experience into words"
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"Short stories are wonderful and extremely challenging, and the joy of them, because it only takes me three or four months to write, I can take more risks with them. It's just less of your life invested"
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"I've been getting into Nick Drake lately, the folk singer. Sad, gorgeous stuff"
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"It took me about three years to write About Grace. I wasn't teaching two of those years, so I was working eight-hour days, five days a week. And it would include research and reading - it wasn't just a blank page, laying down words"
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"I never played inside as a kid - even in the rain I'd go out"
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"For me it was perfect, because it wasn't a very competitive environment, and it was a studio program. They basically send you off, and say, bring us some work, and we'll help you improve it. It really rewarded self-discipline"
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"But then of course you reach a point where you have to say, I've got to figure out how this book's going to end. Otherwise, you're going to write yourself into so many dead-ends"
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"My sister-in-law is a painter, and I'll say, how long did it take you to paint that painting. She'll say, It took me maybe three days, but it took me all my life to get the skills to paint that painting"
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"I found my first novel difficult. I don't want to make it sound like it's any more difficult than driving a cab or going to any other job, but there are so many opportunities for self-doubt, that you just kind of need to soldier on"
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"I always told my dad I'd play professional football"


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