Susan Wiggs Quotes.
She watched the gap between ship and shore grow to a huge gulf. Perhaps this was a little like dying, the departed no longer visible to the others, yet both still existed, only in different worlds.
Writing is a struggle no matter what the genre.
Here’s the thing about broken hearts. You can always survive them. Always. No matter how deep the hurt, the capacity to heal and move on is even stronger.
There’s a kind of love that has the power to save you, to get you through life. It’s like breathing. You have to do it or you’ll die. And when it’s over, your soul starts to bleed. There’s no pain in the world like it, I swear.
Kids aren’t supposed to have to figure out how to be happy. They just are.
You’re never alone when you’re reading a book.
Fear and love were sometimes the same thing both necessary unavoidable. Now she understood that it was okay to bleed if you know how to heal.
I never felt I was incapable of succeeding because I felt confident I could always learn what I needed to know.
Teachers are by nature idealists, and they believe anything can be learned.
It is a great virtue to be needed. Greater, even, than being liked
There is something about losing your mother that is permanent and inexpressable – a wound that will never quite heal.
Talent is required, but much of writing is a matter of craft, which develops with time, attention, patience and practice, like playing an instrument or learning to dance.
At the centre of every fairy tale lay a truth that gave the story its power
Tell the story that’s in your heart, and don’t hold back. Write a book the reader will want to melt into.
When you’re with the person you love, you’re home.
Insults sting but a little when they stem from a man’s ignorance.
What’s difficult to understand about German opera? It’s always the same. Boy meets girl, boy falls in love, girl gets devoured by horrible winged creature with claws.
Everybody’s in love when they’re eighteen. And everybody gets dumped.
You are TSTL. I beg your pardon. Too stupid to live.
I’ve always loved writing emotionally rich, character-driven novels that explore the way people fall in love and deal with life’s triumphs and tragedies. I enjoy writing the contemporary and historical books equally, though perhaps ‘enjoy’ is the wrong word.
Scary thought – what if I get to know myself and I’m someone I don’t want to be?
An event in the present evokes past sensations. But science couldn’t explain how a foolish heart had the power to overrule common sense.