W. P. Kinsella was born 25 May 1935 and died 16 September 2016.
- Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.
- I have no interest in non-fiction. I don’t read it and don’t watch it and don’t write it, other than a little journalistic column.
- Hardly anybody recognises the most significant moments of their life at the time they happen.
- Heroes don’t need to talk about what they did.
- If I have a choice between looking something up and making it up, I’ll make it up every time.
- Find something that thrills you, and when you finish reading it for enjoyment, read it again line by line, paragraph by paragraph to see what you liked about it.
- Read, read, read, read and then read some more.
- I am an old-fashioned storyteller. I try to make people laugh and cry. A fiction writer’s duty is to entertain. If you can sneak in something profound or symbolic, so much the better.
- Use your imagination. Trust me, your lives are not interesting. Don’t write them down.
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