Edna O'Brien Quotes.

1. "When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious."
- Quote by Edna O'Brien

2. "Writers are always anxious, always on the run--from the telephone, from responsibilities, from the distractions of the world."
- Quote by Edna O'Brien

3. "The vote means nothing to women. We should be armed."
- Quote by Edna O'Brien

4. "I crossed the room, and what you did was to feel my hair over and over again and in different ways, touch it, with the palm of your hand... felt it, strands of hair, with your fingers, touched it as if it were cloth, the way a child touches its favorite surfaces."
- Quote by Edna O'Brien

5. "الجسد يحوي الكثير من قصص الحياة تماما مثل المخ."
- Quote by Edna O'Brien

6. "The other me, who did not mean to drown herself, went under the sea and remained there for a long time. Eventually she surfaced near Japan and people gave her gifts but she had been so long under the sea she did not recognize what they were. She is a sly one. Mostly at night we commune. Night. Harbinger of dream and nightmare and bearer of omens which defy the music of words. In the morning the fear of her going is very real and very alarming. It can make one tremble. Not that she cares. She is the muse. I am the messenger."
- Quote by Edna O'Brien

7. "We don't know others. They are an enigma. We can't know them, especially those we are most intimate with, because habit blurs us and hope blinds us to the truth."
- Quote by Edna O'Brien

8. "In a way winter is the real spring, the time when the inner things happen, the resurge of nature."
- Quote by Edna O'Brien

9. "Although one might seem relatively gregarious, the real self is at the desk, she said. It is a trial for relationships, for friendships. Every writer dreads losing the connection to the work, the momentum, and to keep it, you can’t truly be sociable."
- Quote by Edna O'Brien

10. "After we had drunk the sherry I bought cider for us, and we were a little tipsy as we swayed on the high stools and looked out at the rain as it fell on the fields that shot past the train. But being tipsy we did not see very much and the rain did not touch us."
- Quote by Edna O'Brien

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