Barry Unsworth Quotes & Sayings

12 most famous Barry Unsworth quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was a British writer who passed away on 5 June, 2012.

“Angels are not complete, they need their counterparts, the dark needs the bright, the hidden needs the open, and vice versa. Sometimes they meet and recognise each other. Sometimes, as with Horatio and me, the pairing occurs over spaces of time and distance.”
Barry Unsworth Quotes
“Writers of historical fiction are not under the same obligation as historians to find evidence for the statements they make. For us it is sufficient if what we say can't be disproved or shown to be false.”
Barry Unsworth Quotes
“All my fiction starts from a feeling of unique perception, the pressure of a secret, a story that needs to be told.”
Barry Unsworth Quotes
“I'm unemployable in any other capacity.”
Barry Unsworth Quotes
“In my generation, history was taught in terms of grand figures, men on whom the destiny of the nation hinged, quintessential heroes.”
Barry Unsworth Quotes
“We are quite at ease in this no man's land of ignorance and doubt and dispute, absorbed in the ambiguities of trying to reach truth by mixing fact with invention.”
“As I wrote I began to see more strongly that there were inescapable analogies. You couldn't really live through the '80s without feeling how crass and distasteful some of the economic doctrines were. The slave trade is a perfect model for that kind of total devotion to the profit motive without reckoning the human consequences.”
“I spent most of the '60s, when I was starting to try to write novels, living and working in Greece and Turkey. These are countries where the ancient past is interfused with the daily present, and I remember being struck with wonder at the constant sense of continuity and connection, the reminders that lie in wait for you at every turn.”
Barry Unsworth Quotes
“I like the condition of being an outsider, just passing through.”
Barry Unsworth Quotes
“But whatever the ramifications, whatever turns the path takes, the beginning is always there, in a particular moment, a particular point of access.”

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