Karen Joy Fowler Quotes

Karen Joy Fowler Quotes

A man says something. Sometimes it turns out to be the truth, but this has nothing to do with the man who says it.

I once broke up with a boy because he wrote me an awful poem.

I didn't want a world in which I had to choose between blind human babies and tortured monkey ones. To be frank, that's the sort of choice I expect science to protect me from, not give me.

There's no data to suggest that I can make you love me whatever I do.

There was something appealing in thinking of a character with a secret life that her author knew nothing about. Slipping off while the author's back was turned, to find love in her own way. Showing up just in time to deliver the next bit of dialogue with an innocent face.

Allegra's Austen wrote about the impact of financial need on the intimate lives of women. If she'd worked in a bookstore, Allegra would have shelved Austen in the horror section.

who knows you better than your own brother?

The Indians did not like to see anything odd - a white squirrel, for instance. . . . They thought such oddities were messages, were omens of evil. . . . And the Indians put a great deal of faith in dreams.

Owls hoot in B flat, cuckoos in D, but the water ousel sings in the voice of the stream. She builds her nest back of the waterfalls so the water is a lullaby to the little ones. Must be where they learn it.

I want a normal girlfriend. Someone restful. You know anyone like that?"

"I'd volunteer if you were rich," I told him. "Like hugely rich. I could be restful for massive sums of money."

"Flattered. But no.

So many problems, however infinitely varied they first appear, turn out to be matters of money. I can't tell you how much this offends me.

I am the daughter of a psychologist. I know that the thing ostensibly being studied is rarely the thing being studied. (We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, p. 99)

Maybe anosognosia, the inability to see your own disability, is the human condition and I'm the only one who doesn't suffer from it.

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