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Eudora Welty
(1909-2001) born on
Apr 13
US author. She is noted for her historical works about Southern families; won Pulitzer for "The Optimist's Daughter," 1972.
Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. When their elders sit and begin, children are just waiting and hoping for one to come out, like a mouse from its hole.

What I do in the writing of any character is to try to enter into the mind, heart and skin of a human being who is not myself. It is the act of a writer's imagination that I set the most high.
Writers and travelers are mesmerized alike by knowing of their destinations.
Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists.
It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming of themselves like grass.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "One Writer's Beginnings," ch. 1, 1984.
R: "The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty," Preface, 1980.
A: "One Writer's Beginnings," 1984.
N: "One Writer's Beginnings," ch. 3, 1984.
K: "One Writer's Beginnings," ch. 1, 1984.

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