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A. S. Byatt quotes and sayings

Novelist | Born: August 24, 1936
A. S. Byatt motivational quote : He felt changed, but there was no one to tell.
A. S. Byatt motivational quote : I think there are a lot more important things than art in the world. But not to me.
A. S. Byatt motivational quote : Books that change you, even later in life, give you a kind of electrical shock as the world takes a different shape.
A. S. Byatt motivational quote : In our world of sleek flesh and collagen, Botox and liposuction, what we most fear is the dissolution of the body-mind, the death of the brain.
A. S. Byatt motivational quote : I have a dreadful fear that the more you try to prevent revealing the self, the more you do.
A. S. Byatt motivational quote : You can understand a lot about yourself by working out which fairytale you use to present your world to yourself in.
A. S. Byatt motivational quote : I acquired a hunger for fairy tales in the dark days of blackout and blitz in the Second World War.
A. S. Byatt motivational quote : Think of this - that the writer wrote alone, and the reader read alone, and they were alone with each other.
A. S. Byatt motivational quote : Once you get older, people stop listening to what you say. It's very agreeable once you get used to it.
A. S. Byatt motivational quote : Biographies are no longer written to explain or explore the greatness of the great. They redress balances, explore secret weaknesses, demolish legends.
A. S. Byatt motivational quote : It's a terrible poison, writing.
A. S. Byatt motivational quote : Human beings love stories because they safely show us beginnings, middles and ends.
A. S. Byatt motivational quote : One of the reasons I've gotten so attached to talking to scientists is that... they know there is a reality.
A. S. Byatt motivational quote : It is good for a man to invite his ghosts into his warm interior, out of the wild night, into the firelight, out of the howling dark.