A. S. Byatt Quotes & Sayings

65 most famous A. S. Byatt quotes and sayings (novelist). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

A. S. Byatt Quotes
“I think vestigially there's a synesthete in me, but not like a real one who immediately knows what colour Wednesday is.”
“There are things I take sides about, like capital punishment, which it seems to me there is only one side about: it is evil. But there are two or three sides to sexual harassment, and the moment you get into particular cases, there is injustice in every conceivable direction. It's a mess.”
A. S. Byatt Quotes
“Where would we be without inhibitions? They're quite useful things when you look at some of the things humans do if they lose them.”
“I am a profound pessimist both about life and about human relations and about politics and ecology. Humans are inadequate and stupid creatures who sooner or later make a mess, and those who are trying to do good do a lot more damage than those who are muddling along.”
A. S. Byatt Quotes
“You can understand a lot about yourself by working out which fairytale you use to present your world to yourself in.”
A. S. Byatt Quotes
“I don't only write about English literature; I also write about chaos theory and... ants. I can understand ants.”
A. S. Byatt Quotes
“Biographies are no longer written to explain or explore the greatness of the great. They redress balances, explore secret weaknesses, demolish legends.”
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“Books that change you, even later in life, give you a kind of electrical shock as the world takes a different shape.”
“Why do we take pleasure in gruesome death, neatly packaged as a puzzle to which we may find a satisfactory solution through clues - or if we are not clever enough, have it revealed by the all-powerful tale-teller at the end of the book? It is something to do with being reduced to, and comforted by, playing by the rules.”
A. S. Byatt Quotes
“I acquired a hunger for fairy tales in the dark days of blackout and blitz in the Second World War.”

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