Helen Garner Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Helen Garner Quotes and Sayings

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    At the time it seemed like a natural development of my interest in what was going on around me in society. Helen Garner | Refcard PDF
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    But I can't bear it when somebody who some man made a pass at - to call that violence seems to me absurd and insulting to women who've really met violence, who've been raped or bashed. Helen Garner | Refcard PDF
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    But I now think what I was doing, in a completely unconscious way, was getting off the turf where my husband and I might be rivals. We were both working in fiction... so I look back and I see that I consciously vacated the contested ground. Helen Garner | Refcard PDF
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    But there are some wounds that can never be healed. Helen Garner | Refcard PDF
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    I like poking my nose into other people's lives. Helen Garner | Refcard PDF
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    I think some people wished I'd kept myself out of the book. But I kind of insist on it because I want the reader to share my engagement with the material, if you like, not pretend that I'm doing it completely intellectually. Helen Garner | Refcard PDF
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    I think writers are very anxious. Helen Garner | Refcard PDF
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    I'm very disturbed by violence against women when it is violence. Helen Garner | Refcard PDF
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    It's a terrific privilege to be able to see into somebody else's life. Helen Garner | Refcard PDF
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    It's disturbing at my age to look at a young woman's destructive behaviour and hear the echoes of it, of one's own destructiveness in youth. Helen Garner | Refcard PDF
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    Now, I - for several years while I was researching this book, I felt quite obsessed by thoughts about sentencing, punishment, how judges arrive at their decisions. Helen Garner | Refcard PDF
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    People demand a lot of the justice system and they demand things that it can't deliver. Helen Garner | Refcard PDF
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    That's one of the things I hope that the book can do, is to restore some dignity to Joe Cinque. Helen Garner | Refcard PDF
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    The only thing that I was equipped for with my very mediocre college Arts degree was to get a job in teaching. Helen Garner | Refcard PDF
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    The rain began again. It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention but the fulfilment of its own nature, which was to fall and fall. Helen Garner | Refcard PDF
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    We were in a great, seething moment in the 1970s. There was a new Labour government and everything seemed full of hope... But, as we got older and we saw how much women's behaviour contributed to what was wrong, we stopped being able to see ourselves purely as. Helen Garner | Refcard PDF
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    Well, I'm at some kind of crossroads in my life and I don't know which way to take. It's not about money, I mean, because I'm established enough now as a writer to get a reasonable advance if I wanted to do fiction. Helen Garner | Refcard PDF
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    Writers seem to me to be people who need to retire from social life and do a lot of thinking about what's happened - almost to calm themselves. Helen Garner | Refcard PDF






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