Peter Carey Quotes

Peter Carey Quotes: What I find really attractive is something that's going to be a little dangerous. Something that might get me into trouble; you know, you turn up in London and you've just rewritten Dickens. And, of course, then you think, 'What have I done?
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Peter Carey Quote: It's true: one of the things that I've always thought about American society is that you never get the sort of natural politicisation of class consciousness that you would get in the United Kingdom or even in Australia.
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Quotes about Peter Carey: I never base characters on real people. There are people who do that but I really don't know how to do it.
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Quote about Peter Carey: One has to be able to twist and change and distort characters, play with them like clay, so everything fits together. Real people don't permit you to do that.
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Peter Carey Sayings: The great thing about using the past is that it gives you the most colossal freedom to invent. The research is necessary, of course, but no one writes a novel to dramatically illustrate what everybody already knows.
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Peter Carey Saying: People do not love those whose eyes show that they are somewhere else
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