Quotes by New Zealander authors


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"When you are writing, of course, you have to do all that writing and correcting for yourself. When I was a librarian it was expected that I would know about a wide range of books"
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"Of course there are big differences in length and character and vocabulary, but each level has its particular pleasures when it comes to the words one can use and the way one uses them"
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"I was able to work out all sorts of attitudes to style and event and character, all of which affected the way I came to think about my own writing. I believe that all good writers are original"
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"I've never actually been a fighter myself - fighting tires me out and I'm not an efficient fighter anyway - but I have certainly seen other people have great complicated goes at one another"
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"I had to wait for a long time before I could support myself with writing. However, being a writer is what I have most wanted to be, from the time I was a child"
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"At this stage I am not involved with young adults as closely as many other writers. My children are grown up and my grandchildren are still quite young"
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"If your experiment needs statistics, you ought to have done a better experiment"
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"You should never bet against anything in science at odds of more than about 1012 to 1"
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"Of all created comforts, God is the lender; you are the borrower, not the owner"
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"Never ever doubt in magic. The purest honest thoughts come from children, ask any child if they believe in magic and they will tell you the truth"
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"It's been a long road back to health and fitness for me. I am just glad to have been given the opportunity to do what I love most"
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"It's been a long road back to health and fitness for me. I am just glad to have been given the opportunity to do what I love most"
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"I was this guy who'd been racing around down there, on that field in 1999, running straight over people, scoring tries, winning games, having fun. And I ended up so sick I couldn't even run past a little baby"
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"Towards the end of 2003 it was hard to get through training - and the darkest point was when a doctor told me there was a possibility I could end up in a wheelchair"
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"It's a really exciting time to be involved in Welsh rugby"
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"How do I take a step? How do I lift my foot off the ground, move it through the air a little bit and then bring it down? I had to teach myself to walk again"
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"The biggest thing for me is just to get out on that field. Just to do that will be incredible"
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"I was only operating at about 80% of my capacity"
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"I am very excited to be here in Wales and look forward to putting on the Cardiff Blues shirt"
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"It was like falling off a building and suddenly, bang, you hit the bottom. The first time it happened was on an ordinary day at home. I was taking down some curtains. I took one step, turned around, took another step and then I fell and hit my head hard on the rowing machine"
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"I was on dialysis for 18 months before the transplant, so it was important I tried to look ahead to days like my comeback this Saturday. You need those big goals to drive you on"
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"When I was playing I felt tired all the time. My recovery period was a lot longer than the other players. They'd be ok after an hour - I'd have to stay in bed till the next session"
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"I was diagnosed with the illness right before the 1995 World Cup"
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"I thought about dying whenever I got bad news about other people"
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"I'm working on just finding a boyfriend right now"
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"My greatest fear is flying. And I do a lot of flying, so that's a bummer"
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"I wish I had more hair on my head. Maybe if I sprinkled fertilizer on it, it would grow"
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"I stayed away from mirrors when I was younger and I didn't like having my picture taken. I was tall and had braces and felt ugly"
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"I wish I had Wonder Woman's magic lasso like her to make people tell the truth"
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