Helen Dunmore Quotes & Sayings

27 most famous Helen Dunmore quotes and sayings (poet). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“I can remember being in my pram: children stayed in their prams much longer then than they do now. A big bouncy pram with black covers and a hood with metal clips that could trap your fingers. I was looking up at my sister who was sitting on the pram seat, with her back to me.”
Helen Dunmore Quotes
“It is a violation which has obsessed the tyrants of the twentieth century. They do not want simply to kill their opponents, but to liquidate them, to deny that they have ever existed.”
Helen Dunmore Quotes
“Mourning Ruby is not a flat landscape: it is more like a box with pictures painted on every face. And each face is also a door which opens, I hope, to take the reader deep into the book.”
Helen Dunmore Quotes
“A novel, in the end, is a container, a shape which you are trying to pour your story into.”
Helen Dunmore Quotes
“As individuals, we are shaped by story from the time of birth; we are formed by what we are told by our parents, our teachers, our intimates.”
Helen Dunmore Quotes
“I hope that readers will tear through my books because they can't stop themselves - and then, maybe, read them again and find new things there.”
Helen Dunmore Quotes
“Poets go through a very tough apprenticeship in the use of words.”
Helen Dunmore Quotes
“I would like people to come into my Dreamworld and then choose to stay.”
Helen Dunmore Quotes
“If we understand the past, we are more likely to recognise what is happening around us.”
Helen Dunmore Quotes
“My first collection of poems was published by Bloodaxe Books, which was then a very new imprint.”

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