Quotations by Edna O'Brien
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Born: Thursday, December 15, 1932
Countries are either mothers or fathers, and engender the emotional bristle secretly reserved for either sire.
(Keywords: Countries, Fathers, Mothers)
I am obsessive, also I am industrious. Besides, the time when you are most alive and most aware is in childhood and one is trying to recapture that heightened awareness.
(Keywords: Time, Awareness, Childhood, Trying)
I have some women friends but I prefer men. Don't trust women. There is a built-in competition between women.
(Keywords: Trust, Women, Competition, Friends)
I'm an Irish Catholic and I have a long iceberg of guilt.
(Keywords: Guilt, Irish)
In every question and every remark tossed back and forth between lovers who have not played out the last fugue, there is one question and it is this: 'Is there someone new?'
(Keywords: Lovers, Question)
My hand does the work and I don't have to think; in fact, were I to think, it would stop the flow. It's like a dam in the brain that bursts.
(Keywords: Work, Fact)
Recollection is not something that I can summon up, it simply comes and I am the servant of it.
The vote means nothing to women. We should be armed.
(Keywords: Women, Nothing, Vote)
Writers really live in the mind and in hotels of the soul.
(Keywords: Soul, Mind, Writers)
Writing is like carrying a fetus.