Hilary Mantel Quotes

Hilary Mantel Quotes: He turns to the painting.
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Hilary Mantel Quote: History offers us vicarious experience. It allows the youngest student to possess the ground equally with his elders; without a knowledge of history to give him a context for present events, he is at the mercy of every social misdiagnosis handed to him.
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Quotes about Hilary Mantel: You can have a silence full of words. A lute retains, in its bowl, the notes it has played. The viol, in its strings, holds a concord. A shriveled petal can hold its scent, a prayer can rattle with curses; an empty house, when the owners have gone out, can still be loud with ghosts.
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Quote about Hilary Mantel: 'Show up at the desk' is one of the first rules of writing, but for 'Wolf Hall' I was about 30 years late.
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Hilary Mantel Sayings: God takes out your heart of flesh, and gives you a heart of stone.
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Hilary Mantel Saying: Though I have never thought of myself as a book collector, there are shelves in our house browsed so often, on so many rainy winter nights, that the contents have seeped into me as if by osmosis.
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Sayings about Hilary Mantel: Read Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande. Then do what it says, including the tasks you think are impossible. You will particularly hate the advice to write first thing in the morning, but if you can manage it, it might well be the best thing you ever do for yourself. This book is about becoming a writer from the inside out. Many later advice manuals derive from it. You don't really need any others, though if you want to boost your confidence,
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Saying about Hilary Mantel: You can be merry with the king, you can share a joke with him. But as Thomas More used to say, it's like sporting with a tamed lion. You tousle its mane and pull its ears, but all the time you're thinking, those claws, those claws, those claws.
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Hilary Mantel Quotes: Much historical fiction that centers on real people has always been deficient in information, lacking in craft and empty in affect.
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Hilary Mantel Quote: I was the subject of an experiment in love. I lived my life under her gaze, undergoing certain trials for her so that she would not have to undergo them for herself. But, how are our certainties forged, except by the sweat and tears of other people? If your parents don't teach you how to live; you learn it from books; and clever people watch you learn from your mistakes.
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Quotes about Hilary Mantel: Memory isn't a theme; it's part of the human condition.
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Quote about Hilary Mantel: You think you're writing one historical novel and it turns into three, and I'm quite used to a short story turning into a novel - that's happened through my whole career.
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