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I'm intrigued by the way in which physical appearance
by Penelope Lively

I'm intrigued by the way in which physical appearance
can often direct a person's life;
things happen differently for a beautiful woman than for a plain one.
- Penelope Lively

The consideration of change over the century is about loss,
though I think that social change is gain rather than loss.
- Penelope Lively

The Photograph is concerned with the power that the
past has to interfere with the present:
the time bomb in the cupboard.
- Penelope Lively

There's a preoccupation with memory and the operation
of memory and a rather rapacious interest in history.
- Penelope Lively

 

Getting to know someone else involves curiosity about
where they have come from,
who they are.
- Penelope Lively

It seems to me that everything that happens to us is
a disconcerting mix of choice and contingency.
- Penelope Lively

I didn't write anything until I was well over 30.
- Penelope Lively

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We read Greek and Norse mythology until it came out of our ears.
And the Bible.
- Penelope Lively

Deep down I have this atavistic feeling that really
I should be in the country.
- Penelope Lively

Every novel generates its own climate,
when you get going.
- Penelope Lively

The present hardly exists, after all-it becomes the past even as it happens.
A tricky medium, time - and central to the concerns of fiction.
- Penelope Lively

Equally, we require a collective past -
hence the endless reinterpretations of history,
frequently to suit the perceptions of the present.
- Penelope Lively

I rather like getting away from fiction.
- Penelope Lively

I've always been fascinated by the operation of memory -
the way in which it is not linear but fragmented,
and its ambivalence.
- Penelope Lively

We make choices but are constantly foiled by happenstance.
- Penelope Lively

We all need a past - that's where our sense of identity comes from.
- Penelope Lively

I'm writing another novel and I know what I'm going to do after,
which may be something more like this again,
maybe some strange mixture of fiction and non-fiction.
- Penelope Lively

It was a combination of an intense interest in children's literature,
which I've always had, and the feeling that I'd just
have a go and see if I could do it.
- Penelope Lively

I'm not an historian but I can get interested -
obsessively interested -
with any aspect of the past,
whether it's palaeontology or archaeology or the very recent past.
- Penelope Lively

You learn a lot, writing fiction.
- Penelope Lively

I do like to embed a fictional character firmly in an occupation.
- Penelope Lively

I didn't want it to be a book that made pronouncements.
- Penelope Lively

I'm now an agnostic but I grew up on the King James version,
which I'm eternally grateful for.
- Penelope Lively

I didn't think I had anything particular to say,
but I thought I might have something to say to children.
- Penelope Lively

All I know for certain is that reading is of the most
intense importance to me;
if I were not able to read,
to revisit old favorites and experiment with names new to me,
I would be starved - probably too starved to go on writing myself.
- Penelope Lively

Conventional forms of narrative allow for different points of view,
but for this book I wanted a structure whereby each
of the main characters contributed a distinctive version of the story.
- Penelope Lively

The pleasure of writing fiction is that you are always
spotting some new approach,
an alternative way of telling a story and manipulating characters;
the novel is such a wonderfully flexible form.
- Penelope Lively

Since then, I have just read and read -
but,
that said, I suppose there is a raft of writers to
whom I return again and again,
not so much because I want to write like them,
even if I were capable of it, but simply for a sort
of stylistic shot in the arm.
- Penelope Lively

I have had to empty two family homes during the last few years -
first,
the house that had been my grandmother's since 1923,
and then my own country home, which we had lived in for over twenty years.
- Penelope Lively

I have long been interested in landscape history,
and when younger and more robust I used to do much
tramping of the English landscape in search of ancient field systems,
drove roads, indications of prehistoric settlement.
- Penelope Lively

I can walk about London and see a society that seems
an absolutely revolutionary change from the 1950s,
that seems completely and utterly different,
and then I can pick up on something where you suddenly see that it's not.
- Penelope Lively

I'm not an historian and I'm not wanting to write about
how I perceive the social change over the century as a historian,
but as somebody who's walked through it and whose life
has been dictated by it too,
as all our lives are.
- Penelope Lively

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

I had always been intrigued by the emotional aspect
of adventure gaming-the fact that people get so personally involved.
- Roberta Williams

I read somewhere that 77 per cent of all the mentally ill live in poverty.
Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23 per cent who
are apparently doing quite well for themselves.
- Jerry Garcia

I'm not wedded to covering the markets.
I'm intrigued by the markets.
If I can connect Main Street with Wall Street,
then I've succeeded.
- Neil Cavuto

Obviously, in dealing with a relationship,
sexuality has to be involved, and jealousy and emotions like that.
And I don't know, I've always been intrigued by those emotions.
- Adrian Lyne

Most people - and particularly people whose lives have
nothing to do with books at all -
are intrigued by the idea that somebody wants to listen
to them and get it right.
- Martin C. Smith

With the situation now, people might be intrigued to
see how a country coped with war all those years ago.
- Dougray Scott

I like films, or some films, and would be intrigued
to see my work on screen.
- Tanith Lee

I became intrigued with colour theory.
The absurd pronouncements of the Colour Institute,
a group that decides what colours are hot each year or season,
amused me.
- John Barton

People are intrigued by fame, power and wealth and
I think Hollywood is the only place where you get all three together.
- Jackie Collins

I have always been intrigued with singing and I actually
started my career in musical comedies.
- Janine Turner

I am intrigued enough to want to continue,
and also to try and work with companies like Sony on
modifying the cameras and making them more user-friendly and efficient.
- Mike Figgis

It is a sure sign that a culture has reached a dead
end when it is no longer intrigued by its myths.
- Greil Marcus

People are intrigued and fascinated,
almost obsessed with the private lives of great public personalities.
- Geoffrey Rush

I have become intrigued with the combining of seemingly
unrelated ideas or images,
or the drawing upon the many, sometimes dissimilar,
meanings a word might have.
- John Barton

I started using film as part of live theatre performance -
what used to be called performance art -
and I became intrigued by film.
- Mike Figgis

The danger of that - and there's a grave danger that I,
myself, have to be very aware of - is that you become
so involved and intrigued in the language that sometimes
you lose track that that is only a means to an aesthetic
experience that the listener has to get.
- Leo Ornstein

I guess I feel that I was following my instincts,
and at the same time being guided by the best.
I became totally intrigued with Louisiana -
the people,
the food.
It is a part of my life.
Everything that has happened for me since moving here
has just been icing on the cake.
- Emeril Lagasse

I always enjoyed art history because,
growing up in California, my exposure was limited,
and it was a new experience.
To learn the history of art opened up certain things to me,
made me see.
It intrigued me.
- Herb Ritts

At 10, I was intrigued by surgery, I wanted to be a surgeon for a long time.
I love doctor shows and surgery shows.
Blood is not an issue for me.
I even took pictures once of me getting my blood taken.
- Jessica Biel

Specifically, we talked about making the character
of the prince not so charming,
at least in the beginning, and I'm playing around with
the preconceptions attached to a character.
That's really what intrigued me as well because I thought
it would be fun to do it.
- Hugh Dancy

Now, Venus is an extremely hostile environment,
and as such presents a lot of challenges for a science
fiction author who wants to create life there.
However, as I began to research it more thoroughly,
I found myself intrigued by the possibilities the world offers.
- Sarah Zettel

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Simple living is the way to happy living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger? perhaps there is a better way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there is a will, there is a way.
- Anonymous

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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