Emma Donoghue Quotes

Emma Donoghue Quotes: I was not exploiting any real individual's story in writing ROOM, of course I was aware that my novel, by commenting on such situations, would run the risk of falling into those traps of voyeurism, sensationalism and sentimentality.
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Emma Donoghue Quote: ...real loneliness is having no one to miss. Think yourself lucky you've known something worth missing.
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Quotes about Emma Donoghue: In the world I notice persons are nearly always stressed and have no time...I don't know how persons with jobs do the jobs and all the living as well...I guess the time gets spread very thin like butter all over the world, the roads and houses and playgrounds and stores, so there's only a little smear of time on each place, then everyone has to hurry on to the next bit.
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Quote about Emma Donoghue: Before I had kids, I thought you should never lie to a kid. But now I've had them, I realize you almost lie to them by definition, because if you're trying to summarize something for your 1-year-old, you put it in very simple terms. You only gradually complicate the explanation as they get older.
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Emma Donoghue Sayings: I've been in a long and happy relationship for 22 years and it's never inspired me to write anything. It's too good - nothing to say. Problems, conflict, that's what makes for good stories.
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Emma Donoghue Saying: If you have written something that the film people want, like a book, it does give you a way in.
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Sayings about Emma Donoghue: Feminism is still one of those taboo words, so hardly anybody talks about it. People usually go gender-neutral and say the book and film [ Room] are about
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Saying about Emma Donoghue: Kissing a witch is a perilous business. Everybody knows it's ten times as dangerous as letting her touch your hand, or cut your hair, or steal your shoes. What simpler way is there than a kiss to give power a way into your heart?
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Emma Donoghue Quotes: Seriously, I think what all the puzzling over parenthood I had to do to write [a novel]ROOM taught me is that children can thrive in a remarkable range of situations.
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Emma Donoghue Quote: At the door, there was one of those moment when two people realize that they like each other more than they know each other. This is nicer than the opposite situation, but more awkward. You try to remember the protocol for touching. You hate to gush, or presume to much, yet you are unwilling to let the moment pass without without some gesture
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Quotes about Emma Donoghue: Every parent has those moments where they look at their child and think, 'There's a demon in those eyes and no one can see it but me!
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Quote about Emma Donoghue: Something we do know is that review coverage does go to male authors more than women authors. That's a fact. I think it's one of those examples of unconscious bias: If you hire a lot of male journalists, they're more likely to pick up the latest Ian McEwan novel than the latest A.S. Byatt novel.
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Emma Donoghue Sayings: What's crucial about being an executive producer is that you stay in the loop, information-wise. They have to share all their major decisions with you.
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Emma Donoghue Saying: I actually tried to think of the story [Room] in gender-neutral terms at first and said to myself,
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Sayings about Emma Donoghue: I got in the habit of giving away a book as soon as I've finished it because I lived in a housing co-op at Cambridge and had no space to keep books.
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