Ian Mcewan Quotes & Sayings

52 most famous Ian Mcewan quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 68 year old Scottish author born on May 21, 1948.

Ian Mcewan Quotes
“True intelligence requires fabulous imagination.”
“It's good to get your hands dirty a bit and to test how you see things at a given point. And it's very pleasing after writing something like 'Atonement' or 'On Chesil Beach,' which are historical, to get involved in some plausible re-enactment of the here and now.”
Ian Mcewan Quotes
“Now, I'm an atheist. I really don't believe for a moment that our moral sense comes from a god.”
Ian Mcewan Quotes
“The end of secrecy would be the end of the novel - especially the English novel. The English novel requires social secrecy, personal secrecy.”
Ian Mcewan Quotes
“One has to have the courage of one's pessimism.”
“One important theme is the extent to which one can ever correct an error, especially outside any frame of religious forgiveness. All of us have done something we regret - how we manage to remove that from our conscience, or whether that's even possible, interested me.”
“Atheists have as much conscience, possibly more, than people with deep religious conviction, and they still have the same problem of how they reconcile themselves to a bad deed in the past. It's a little easier if you've got a god to forgive you.”
Ian Mcewan Quotes
“I wouldn't mind being the lead guitarist in an incredibly successful rock band. However, I don't play the guitar.”
Ian Mcewan Quotes
“You can spin stories out of the ways people understand and misunderstand each other.”
Ian Mcewan Quotes
“It is not the first duty of the novelist to provide blueprints for insurrection, or uplifting tales of successful resistance for the benefit of the opposition. The naming of what is there is what is important.”

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