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Helen Dunmore Quotes and Sayings

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I concentrate on the lives of individuals whom the
reader comes to know and feel with intimately.
- Helen Dunmore

Those who try to obliterate the past are injuring the present.
- Helen Dunmore

Poets go through a very tough apprenticeship in the use of words.
- Helen Dunmore

I hope that readers will tear through my books because
they can't stop themselves -
and then,
maybe, read them again and find new things there.
- Helen Dunmore

 

Fiction came quite a while later.
I began with short stories and fiction for children.
- Helen Dunmore

However, I began to submit poems to British magazines,
and some were accepted.
It was a great moment to see my first poems published.
It felt like entering a tradition.
- Helen Dunmore

I enjoy research; in fact research is so engaging that
it would be easy to go on for years,
and never write the novel at all.
- Helen Dunmore

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When you are young you don't always realise how full of doubts everybody is.
- Helen Dunmore

My first collection of poems was published by Bloodaxe Books,
which was then a very new imprint.
- Helen Dunmore

Writing poetry makes you intensely conscious of how words sound,
both aloud and inside the head of the reader.
You learn the weight of words and how they sound to the ear.
- Helen Dunmore

A novel, in the end, is a container,
a shape which you are trying to pour your story into.
- Helen Dunmore

If we understand the past, we are more likely to recognise
what is happening around us.
- Helen Dunmore

Writing children's books gives a writer a very strong
sense of narrative drive.
- Helen Dunmore

The poets whom I knew then were all men and all seemed
dauntingly sure of themselves -
although I am sure that really they were as uncertain as I was.
- Helen Dunmore

The language has got to be fully alive -
I can't bear dull,
flaccid writing myself and I don't see why any reader should put up with it.
- Helen Dunmore

I could start with Mandelstam, who was a huge influence on my early writing.
- Helen Dunmore

As individuals, we are shaped by story from the time of birth;
we are formed by what we are told by our parents,
our teachers, our intimates.
- Helen Dunmore

I didn't choose Russia but Russia chose me.
I had been fascinated from an early age by the culture,
the language, the literature and the history to the place.
- Helen Dunmore

It is a violation which has obsessed the tyrants of the twentieth century.
They do not want simply to kill their opponents,
but to liquidate them, to deny that they have ever existed.
- Helen Dunmore

To try to expunge an individual's history is a terrible violation.
- Helen Dunmore

I was always influenced by language.
- Helen Dunmore

I would like people to come into my Dreamworld and then choose to stay.
- Helen Dunmore

Children will not pretend to be enjoying books,
and they will not read books because they have been
told that these books are good.
They are looking for delight.
- Helen Dunmore

However, the difficulties and pleasures of the writing
itself are similar for a novel with a historical setting
and a novel with a contemporary setting,
as far as I'm concerned.
- Helen Dunmore

I can remember being in my pram: children stayed in
their prams much longer then than they do now.
A big bouncy pram with black covers and a hood with
metal clips that could trap your fingers.
I was looking up at my sister who was sitting on the pram seat,
with her back to me.
- Helen Dunmore

Mourning Ruby is not a flat landscape:
it is more like a box with pictures painted on every face.
And each face is also a door which opens,
I hope, to take the reader deep into the book.
- Helen Dunmore

I have learned so much from working with other poets,
travelling and reading with them, spending days discussing poems in progress.
There is the sense that we are all, as writers,
part of something which is more powerful than any of us.
- Helen Dunmore

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks,
that we concentrate only
on what is most significant and important.
- Soren Kierkegaard

I concentrate on exercises from the waist down,
since that is the laziest part of a woman's body.
- Tina Louise

We should concentrate our work not only to a separated
housing problem but housing involved in our daily work
and all the other functions of the city.
- Alvar Aalto

If I was a criminal, stationery stores and bakeries
would be the two kinds of places I would concentrate on.
- John Turturro

Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend,
very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon
a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession.
- Napoleon Hill

Also, if we take back our schools and concentrate on
improving them so our children get a better education,
they will be better trained to compete for a job locally.
- Vincent Frank

The important thing is to concentrate upon what you can do -
by yourself,
upon your own initiative.
- Harry Browne

I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality,
order, and diligence, without the determination to
concentrate myself on one subject at a time.
- Charles Dickens

The best way of forgetting how you think you feel is
to concentrate on what you know you know.
- Mary Stewart

It is much easier to try one's hand at many things
than to concentrate one's powers on one thing.
- Quintilian

You don't concentrate on risks.
You concentrate on results.
No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done.
- Chuck Yeager

Concentrate, don't embroider.
- Spencer Tracy

Zoos should concentrate more on the preservation side of things.
- Gerald Durrell

The end of the trial and the 'not guilty' verdicts on all counts,
clearing Michael of all charges, mean that he can now
concentrate on the future and his art.
- LaToya Jackson

It was my study of the two Corinthian letters that
first caused me to concentrate my attention more directly
on the relation of the apostle Paul to the older apostles.
- Ferdinand Christian Baur

I had too many big passions in life and it gets in the way of work.
You can't concentrate properly on the one thing.
- Omar Sharif

Concentrate, play your game, and don't be afraid to win.
- Amy Alcott

When you realize the value of all life,
you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more
on the preservation of the future.
- Dian Fossey

Correct one fault at a time.
Concentrate on the one fault you want to overcome.
- Sam Snead

A proof tells us where to concentrate our doubts.
- Morris Kline

So during those first moments of the day,
which are yours and yours alone, you can circumvent
these boundaries and concentrate fully on spiritual matters.
And this gives you the opportunity to plan the time
management of the entire day.
- Menachem Mendel Schneerson

I had therefore, no hesitation in giving all the information I had,
even though occasionally I tried to concentrate mainly
on giving information about the results of my own work.
- Klaus Fuchs

I think I would have been so much in awe of the movie set,
the people and what everybody's job was,
that I don't know if I would be able to concentrate on the character.
- Daisy Fuentes

I think life is far too short to concentrate on your past.
I rather look into the future.
- Lou Reed

To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on
our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
- Denis Waitley

I was born with an ability to concentrate very hard
on a job for a long time.
- Lord Mountbatten

Concentrate your strengths against your competitor's relative weaknesses.
- Paul Gauguin

But I think technology advertising will have to stop
addressing how products are made and concentrate more
on what a product will do for the consumer.
- Jay Chiat

Good performance is about the capacity to focus and concentrate.
- Betty Buckley

People whose sensibility is destroyed by music in trains,
airports, lifts, cannot concentrate on a Beethoven Quartet.
- Witold Lutoslawski

The best that an individual can do is to concentrate
on what he or she can do,
in the course of a burning effort to do it better.
- Elizabeth Bowen

While you're writing, you can't concentrate nearly
as well on what the speaker is saying.
- Marilyn vos Savant

We must concentrate not merely on
the negative expulsion of war
but the positive affirmation of peace.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Also, for a team as strong as like ours,
the Tour will always remain the biggest goal of the whole year,
and personally I will certainly concentrate most of my energy on this race.
- Laurent Jalabert

The Cosby years were a major part of my life,
but it is the past; I don't really concentrate on it.
- Lisa Bonet

Every great player has learned the two Cs:
how to concentrate and how to maintain composure.
- Byron Nelson

All I have to concentrate on is my performing.
- Mickey Gilley

Acting is like going to the gym.
You have to keep yourself in shape and concentrate on your core.
- Anthony Rapp

I had one companion.
He was a teacher from the Ukraine who spoke English
so we could communicate a bit.
I learnt a few Russian words, but it was hard to concentrate.
- Mathias Rust

My concentration level blocks out everything.
Concentration is why some athletes are better than others.
You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet.
- Edwin Moses

I've reached a place with my work where I'm ready to
concentrate more on life.
- Dana Delany

You can fool some of the people all the time,
and those are the ones you want to concentrate on.
- George W. Bush


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