Happy Birthday, Gillian Flynn, born 24 February 1971.
- The face you give the world tells the world how to treat you.
- I think mystery writers and thriller writers – whatever genre you want to call it – are taking on some of the biggest, most interesting kind of socio-economic issues around in a really interesting, compelling way.
- There’s something disturbing about recalling a warm memory and feeling utterly cold.
- To me, marriage is the ultimate mystery.
- People love talking, and I have never been a huge talker. I carry on an inner monologue, but the words often don’t reach my lips.
- Whenever I kind of have writer’s block, I don’t let myself stop writing, but I’ll back away and kind of approach things differently, like these old-fashioned college-writing-class exercises.
- I’m a true-crime addict. It’s not something I’m particularly proud of, but I can’t stop.
- The stuff I love isn’t about gotcha scares, and gore doesn’t frighten me much either. It’s that sense of dread, and the sense that characters have gotten swept up in a current they can’t control, leading them toward something awful and dark.
- Sleep is like a cat: It only comes to you if you ignore it.
- Read all the time and keep writing. There are a million talented writers out there who are unpublished only because they stop writing when it gets hard. Don’t do that— keep writing.
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