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Anne Tyler
(1941-____) born on
Oct 25
US novelist, short-story writer. Her comedies of manners are marked by compassionate wit and precise details of domestic life.
         
   
F
I've always thought a hotel ought to offer optional small animals. . . . I mean a cat to sleep on your bed at night, or a dog of some kind to act pleased when you come in. You ever notice how a hotel room feels so lifeless?

R
While armchair travelers dream of going places, traveling armchairs dream of staying put.
A
It seems to me that since I've had children, I've grown richer and deeper. They may have slowed down my writing for a while, but when I did write, I had more of a self to speak from.
N
My family can always tell when I'm well into a novel because the meals get very crummy.
K
People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Macon Leary, in "The Accidental Tourist," ch. 9, 1985.
R: "The Accidental Tourist," in "Christian Science Monitor," 4 Oct 1985.
A: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
N: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
K: "Celestial Navigation," 1974.
   


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