Bonnie Friedman Quotes

To gain the book one must give up all hope for the book. It is the only way the book can get written.

Fiction must convince our bodies for it to have any chance of convincing our minds.

Daily life is always extraordinary when rendered precisely.

envy is one of the scorpions of the mind often having little to do with the objective external world ...

our finest writing will certainly come from what is unregenerate in ourselves. It will come from the part that is obdurate unbanishable immune to education springing up like grass.

How we learn is what we learn.

Writing teaches writing. Your writing will teach you how to write if you work hard enough and have enough faith.

Successful writers are not the ones who write the best sentences. They are the ones who keep writing.

Fiction structures an experience for the reader to live through. ... That is why people read: to have experiences.

An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.