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Tanith Lee

British,  Writer
Total Quotes : 22
Dislike Irrelevant Genre

Genre categories are irrelevant. I dislike them, but I do not have the casting vote.

- Tanith Lee

Own Many Stories

As a child, my mother told me lots of fairy stories, many her own invention. She, too, tended to reverse the norm.

- Tanith Lee

Love Through Very

I'm writing what comes into my head, or through me, or from somewhere else, and it is the most extraordinary, exciting thing. I love it, and I'm very greedy, and I really enjoy it!

- Tanith Lee

Silly Everyone Actress

At an early school, when I was about 5, they asked what we wanted to be when we grew up. Everyone said silly things, and I said I wanted to be an actress. So that was what I wanted to be, but what I was, of course, was a writer.

- Tanith Lee

Love Doing Films

I also love Disney, and will defend doing so, because there's so much in those films and I don't care if it's stereotyped.

- Tanith Lee

Been Younger People Too

I've been criticised for writing in too complex a manner for younger people.

- Tanith Lee

Work Normal Feared

I submitted manuscripts to publishers. This was not so much a feeling that I should be published as a wish to escape the feared and hated drudgery of normal work.

- Tanith Lee

See Some Films

I like films, or some films, and would be intrigued to see my work on screen.

- Tanith Lee

Strong Like About

I like writing about women, weak and strong, pathetic and heroic. I like writing about men, ditto. And all the variants of men and women, beasts and demons.

- Tanith Lee

Love Belong Somewhere Else

I just love writing. It's magical, it's somewhere else to go, it's somewhere much more dreadful, somewhere much more exciting. Somewhere I feel I belong, possibly more than in the so-called real world.

- Tanith Lee

Ordinary Ever

No one is ever ordinary.

- Tanith Lee

Love Beginning Very

I love writers all across the board, but one who influenced me very directly at the beginning was Mary Renault.

- Tanith Lee

Young Say Had

If they had said my writing wasn't good enough, fair enough, that's an opinion. But to say it's too complex is to insult the intelligence of the so-called young.

- Tanith Lee

Going Part Though

I never know where I am going, though. That is part of what makes it so wonderful. And after all, who does?

- Tanith Lee

Myself Think I Think

I think of myself as a storyteller, and that is it.

- Tanith Lee

Sure Stories Perhaps

Writing is writing, and stories are stories. Perhaps the only true genres are fiction and non-fiction. And even there, who can be sure?

- Tanith Lee

I Am Play Like

When I am fascinated by something, I like to play with it.

- Tanith Lee

Practice Everyone Stories

Writers tell stories better, because they've had more practice, but everyone has a book in them. Yes, that old cliche.

- Tanith Lee

Very I Write Another

It's very selfish when I write. I'm not aware, ever, of writing for another person; I'm not even really aware of writing for myself.

- Tanith Lee

Start Always Gods

People are always the start for me... animals, when I can get into their heads, gods, supernatural beings, immortals, the dead... these are all people to me.

- Tanith Lee