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Alexandra Fuller

English,  Author
Total Quotes : 50
Fiction Wrote Were

I did try to write fiction. I wrote 10 novels. And they were all just awful.

- Alexandra Fuller

Work Everyone Respecting

Everyone says marriage is hard work, but they don't tell you that actually being yourself and respecting yourself is hard work.

- Alexandra Fuller

British Southern Upper

I grew up in southern Africa but was born in England, so my family was afflicted with the stiff upper lip of the British. When coupled with the violence we saw as children, that can be a fatal combination. Fortunately, I have an outlet for trauma in my writing.

- Alexandra Fuller

Zimbabwe Southern Saw

Being a white southern African who saw the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe, the sense of being an outsider was absolutely instilled in my limbic system.

- Alexandra Fuller

Music Mostly Classical

I listen mostly to classical music.

- Alexandra Fuller

Tide Against Internal

I did not know that for the things that unhorse you, for the things that wreck you, for the things that toy with your internal tide - against those things, there is no conventional guard.

- Alexandra Fuller

Becoming Increasingly

I am becoming increasingly difficult to please as a reader, but I adore being surprised by a really wonderful book, written by someone I've never heard of before.

- Alexandra Fuller

Memoir Brutal Before

For a memoir to really succeed, the author has to do such hard work before they come to the page. They have to do a brutal self-examination of everything they believe to be true.

- Alexandra Fuller

Been Having Tend

Being a writer but also having been raised the way I was, I tend to turn to books for answers.

- Alexandra Fuller

Feel Been Idea

For me, writing is really an agony. I feel as if I have a huge, luminous idea that has the potential to be really profound, and then when I set it down on paper, I find the power of the idea has been hugely weakened in the process of transmission.

- Alexandra Fuller

Love She Always

I always knew mum loved me - tough, look-after-yourself love, as if she knew she wouldn't always be there.

- Alexandra Fuller

Love Politics Think

I adore my family. I don't love their politics. I think they're wonderful parents. They were dreadful at parenting.

- Alexandra Fuller

Some Altitude Slightly

I don't know if it's just my age or the climate or the high altitude or some of those old-cowboy values rubbing off on me, but I've grown slightly mellower living in Wyoming. I think if you ride into the West on a high horse, you pretty soon end up in a pile of manure.

- Alexandra Fuller

Love Mother See

I love my mother so much, because I see the whole of her.

- Alexandra Fuller

Ideas Read I Write

I write and I read, and I write and read my way into and out of ideas and life. And that's what we do. That's what storytellers do.

- Alexandra Fuller

Death Game Part

I have heard over and over again that the drilling business is a dangerous business, and death is an expected part of the game, but I've also heard of the way that safety violations, human and environmental laws, and a concern for the local culture are flaunted in pursuit of money.

- Alexandra Fuller

Southern Shared Hospitals

In southern and central Africa, tragedy roared at us, and we roared back. We shared dramas publicly, bled them on the corridors of hospitals, laid our corpses on the beds of neighbors, held our sorrows up in full light. We were volume ten about our madness and disorder, even if we were also resilient and enduring and tough.

- Alexandra Fuller

Other Putting Maybe

I'm unconventional and eccentric and talk things out, and it seemed that the person I married - maybe in reaction - got quieter and more conventional over time. It felt as if we were putting each other in a straitjacket.

- Alexandra Fuller

Africa Saved Immune

In the West, it was believed that attitude and ambition saved you. In Africa, we had learned that no one was immune to capricious tragedy.

- Alexandra Fuller

Independence Reveal Shop

In retrospect, I have come to recognise just how astounding my mother was during our childhood. She kept a woodwork shop and made beautiful furniture, as well as raising the pair of us in a society dominated by men. There really is nothing like war to reveal the power of patriarchy, but she always retained her independence.

- Alexandra Fuller