Inspirational Diane Setterfield Quotes

Diane Setterfield (born 22 August 1964) is a British author. Below is a collection of Inspirational Diane Setterfield Quotes.

Diane Setterfield Quotes

Diane Setterfield Quotes
Diane Setterfield Quotes

“We are made of the stories we have heard and read all through our lives.”
― Diane Setterfield

“In this cruel world kindness should always be repaid.”
― Diane Setterfield

“Sometimes when you open the door to the past, what you confront is your destiny.”
― Diane Setterfield

“Of course I loved books more than people.”
Diane Setterfield

“I read old novels. The reason is simple: I prefer proper endings.”
― Diane Setterfield

“You have to relax, write what you write. It sounds easy but it’s really, really hard. One of the things it took me longest to learn was to trust the writing process.”
― Diane Setterfield

“One gets so used to one’s own horrors, one forgets how they must seem to other people.”
― Diane Setterfield

“For several decades, I believed it was necessary to be extraordinary if you wanted to write, and since I wasn’t, I gave up my ambition and settled down to a life of reading.”
― Diane Setterfield

“What better place to kill time than a library?”
― Diane Setterfield

“I have kept a reading diary since I was 18. I am jealous of my friend who has kept hers since she was ten.”
― Diane Setterfield

“One needs no particular talent to be polite. On the contrary, being nice is what’s left when you’ve failed at everything else.”
― Diane Setterfield

“I see people as haunted by the selves they don’t know… I don’t have children, but I have nieces and nephews, and one thing I notice is how fascinated they are by stories of their lives before they can remember.”
― Diane Setterfield

“I don’t pretend reality is the same for everyone.”
― Diane Setterfield

“My mother says that after I first visited the home of the man I later married, she knew it was serious when I told her, ‘Mum, he has more books than me!’ So, books are at the very heart of my life.”
― Diane Setterfield

“A good story is always more dazzling than a broken piece of truth.”
― Diane Setterfield

“The addictive pleasure of abandoning yourself to a book, of losing consciousness of your worries, your body, and your surroundings, to become a ghost haunting other worlds has influenced me in many ways.”
― Diane Setterfield

“As for you, you are alive. But it’s not the same as living.”
― Diane Setterfield

“My liking for Scandinavian crime fiction led me into exploring literary writers from the same countries.”
― Diane Setterfield

“When one is nothing, one invents. It fills a void.”
― Diane Setterfield

“There are too many books in the world to read in a single lifetime; you have to draw the line somewhere.”
― Diane Setterfield

“A birth is not really a beginning. Our lives at the start are not really our own but only the continuation of someone else’s story.”
― Diane Setterfield

“The hours between eight in the evening and one or two in the morning have always been my magic hours. Against the blue candlewick bedspread the white pages of my open book, illuminated by a circle of lamplight, were the gateway to another world.”
― Diane Setterfield

“To anyone who took the trouble to look, I was plainly visible, but when people are expecting to see nothing, that is usually what they see.”
― Diane Setterfield

“Writing is more about discovery than invention.”
― Diane Setterfield

“I’ve nothing against people who love truth. Apart from the fact that they make dull companions.”
― Diane Setterfield

“I am always happy up a ladder with a paintbrush in my hand. And I wish I had more time to spend in the garden – not least because I get good ideas for writing when I’m out there.”
― Diane Setterfield

“For me to see is to read. It has always been that way.”
― Diane Setterfield

“Excessively narrow reading is unhelpful, certainly. Reading only Serious Literature is no better than reading only trash in this respect.”
― Diane Setterfield

“What better way to get to know someone than through her choice and treatment of books? ”
― Diane Setterfield

“She was a do-gooder, which means that all the ill she did, she did without realizing it.”
― Diane Setterfield

“Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother, but the rest of the time there was none. This story is about one of those other times.”
― Diane Setterfield

“I know there are people who don’t read fiction at all, and I find it hard to understand how they can bear to be inside the same head all the time.”
― Diane Setterfield

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  1. I love Setterfield! Especially The 13th Tale!

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