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Marian Keyes

Irish,  Writer
Total Quotes : 26
Focus Magic Rewarding

Baking makes me focus. On weighing the sugar. On sieving the flour. I find it calming and rewarding because, in fairness, it is sort of magic - you start off with all this disparate stuff, such as butter and eggs, and what you end up with is so totally different. And also delicious.

- Marian Keyes

Work Darkness Fiction

For feel-good fiction to work, there has to be an element of darkness.

- Marian Keyes

Alive Every Day Shift

I'm not looking for pity, I'm really not, but I'm constantly uneasy and every day it is pretty much like getting up and going to war. Once I shift into the mindset of 'Yeah, you're alive. It's tough. Let's do what we can today,' it's easier.

- Marian Keyes

Eyesight Been Very

I went grey at 12, my eyesight went at 17. I've been a crock from very early on.

- Marian Keyes

Always Been Glittering

I've always been melancholic. At a party, everyone would be looking at the glittering chandeliers and I'd be looking at the waitress's cracked shoes.

- Marian Keyes

Thought My Life Over

At 30 I thought my life was over. I thought I'd have made something of myself by then, that life would somehow have made the necessary arrangements - but actually I had nothing.

- Marian Keyes

Optimism

Optimism can be relearnt.

- Marian Keyes

Love Kindness Go

Love and kindness go hand in hand.

- Marian Keyes

Some Everybody Meant

I've kind of realised life is meant to be tough and everybody is in psychic and spiritual discomfort of some sort and has a burden to carry. I've realised I'm not special.

- Marian Keyes

Woman I Think Fact

I think reviewers are sexist... This isn't to sound bitter, but I think you're more likely to get a critical kicking if you're a woman. I just think that's a fact. I really think less value is put in general on women's voices, across the board.

- Marian Keyes

Rather Dig Dinner Party

I'd rather dig a ditch than go to a dinner party with people I don't know.

- Marian Keyes

Shy Quite Introverted

I'm quite introverted but I'm not shy.

- Marian Keyes

Wake Up Every Day Wake

Every day I wake up afraid that I won't be able to write, that today is the day it has left me.

- Marian Keyes

Proud I Write Readers

I'm proud of what I write and feel endorsed by my readers.

- Marian Keyes

Depend Keeping Botox

I haven't had Botox because my face is a bit lopsided and I depend on keeping everything animated so that people don't notice.

- Marian Keyes

Other Very Badly

When I first met my husband, he had a very good job - company car, pension plan, grudging respect from his staff - the lot. I, on the other hand, was badly paid and devoid of ambition. Then I had a couple of books published and confounded all expectations by starting to earn more than he did.

- Marian Keyes

Relationships Suffer

There's no doubt that relationships do suffer when circumstances change profoundly.

- Marian Keyes

Gender Spending Money

Regardless of the gender of the highest wage earner, the balance of power in the relationship will suffer if the higher earner uses control of the purse strings as a system of reward and punishment. It will also suffer if the lower earner takes a chippy, haughty attitude to spending money they haven't actually generated themselves.

- Marian Keyes

Worry Big Poorer

People promise to stick with their spouse 'for richer or poorer' but it's the 'for poorer' part that causes the worry. The big shock is that the 'for richer' bit can also cause problems.

- Marian Keyes

I Am Still Get

I still get awful depression. It's who I am.

- Marian Keyes