Books Offer One Hope

And books, they offer one hope — that a whole universe might open up from between the covers, and falling into that universe, one is saved.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Anne Rice Quotes (Author of Interview with the Vampire). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7577.Anne_Rice [Accessed 4 Oct. 2019].
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To Write A Novel Is To Risk Insanity

Yes. To write a novel is to risk my sanity. The deeper I get into the suffering and conflict of the characters, into the very situations and thoughts and feelings that make the novel worthwhile, the worse I feel, and the more likely I am to be severely depressed when the book is finished. There is no avoiding this: it is the result of attempting to tell all you know, to reach for the stars, to write what matters.

Goodreads.com. (2019). Anne Rice Quotes (Author of Interview with the Vampire). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7577.Anne_Rice [Accessed 4 Oct. 2019].