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Women are obviously much more discriminated against than men in many ways. Ann Beattie#Against 349
Ann Beattie#Against 349
There is some reason, obviously, that you are drawn to your material, but the way in which you explore it might come to be quite different from what you would expect. Ann Beattie#Come 67
Ann Beattie#Come 67
I think I write about things that are mysterious to me. Ann Beattie#Think 62
Ann Beattie#Think 62
When I lived in New York, not only did I have safety locks on the door but I had the music going, keeping the city at a distance, trying to find creative time and peace and so forth. Ann Beattie#Peace 53
Ann Beattie#Peace 53
I think almost always that what gets me going with a story is the atmosphere, the visual imagery, and then I people it with characters, not the other way around. Ann Beattie#Almost 34
Ann Beattie#Almost 34
Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits. Ann Beattie#Assume 25
Ann Beattie#Assume 25
Its not about having things figured out or about communicating with other people trying to make them understand what you understand. Its about a chicken dinner at a drivein. A soft pillow. Things that dont need explaining. Ann Beattie#Understanding 20
Ann Beattie#Understanding 20
Also minimalism is a term that all of us who share so little in common and who are lumped together as minimalists are not terribly happy with. Ann Beattie#Common 18
Ann Beattie#Common 18
You have to figure out who the right person is to tell the story. And often, people who are very self-aware will only sound as if they are pontificating if they tell the story. Ann Beattie#Figure 13
Ann Beattie#Figure 13
Falling in Place was meant to be very much rooted in a place and time, and music was a part of that. Ann Beattie#Falling 10
Ann Beattie#Falling 10
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