Patrick White Quotes & Sayings

12 most famous Patrick White quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was an Australian author who passed away on 30 September, 1990.

Patrick White Quotes
“I continued writing the bad plays which fortunately nobody would produce, just as no one did me the unkindness of publishing my early novels.”
Patrick White Quotes
“As a result of the asthma I was sent to school in the country, and only visited Sydney for brief, violently asthmatic sojourns on my way to a house we owned in the Blue Mountains.”
Patrick White Quotes
“I left for New York expecting to repeat my success, only to be turned down by almost every publisher in that city, till the Viking Press, my American publishers of a lifetime, thought of taking me on.”
Patrick White Quotes
“I think it is impossible to explain faith. It is like trying to explain air, which one cannot do by dividing it into its component parts and labeling them scientifically. It must be breathed to be understood.”
Patrick White Quotes
“I developed the habit of writing novels behind a closed door, or at my uncle's, on the dining table.”
Patrick White Quotes
“Then about 1951 I began writing again, painfully, a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth, but which developed into The Tree of Man.”
Patrick White Quotes
“Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on, my literary efforts from the age of about nine running chiefly to poetry and plays.”
Patrick White Quotes
“In fact I enjoyed every minute of my life at King's, especially the discovery of French and German literature.”
Patrick White Quotes
“My father and mother were second cousins, though they did not meet till shortly before their marriage.”
Patrick White Quotes
“Even if a university should turn out to be another version of a school, I had decided I could lose myself afterwards as an anonymous particle of the London I already loved.”

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