Edna O'Brien is an Irish novelist and short story writer whose works often revolve around the inner feelings of women, and their problems in relating to men and to society as a whole.
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“I have some women friends but I prefer men. Don't trust women. There is a built-in competition between women.”
“When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious.”
“Inebriations of love, shadows of love, fantasies of love, but never yet the one true love”
“In every question and every remark tossed back and forth between lovers who have not played out the last fugue, there is one question and it is this: ''Is there someone new?''”
“Writing is like carrying a fetus.”
“I am obsessive, also I am industrious. Besides, the time when you are most alive and most aware is in childhood and one is trying to recapture that heightened awareness.”
“I'm an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt”
“The vote means nothing to women. We should be armed.”
“Recollection is not something that I can summon up, it simply comes and I am the servant of it.”
“Writers really live in the mind and in hotels of the soul.”
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