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#1. Open adoption, when it works, is fabulous. But when it goes wrong, it's so traumatizing for everybody. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#2. I write about the things that haunt or obsess me. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#3. Everyone thinks that a new place or a new identity will jumpstart a new life. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#4. I tell myself that some names can be mistakes, like Mxyplyzyk, a store in New York that lost customers because few could spell its name to look up the address. I tell myself that lots of writers agonize over titles, and often get them wrong at first. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#5. I always write about the things that haunt me, the questions I have. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#6. I always think that in a big city, anything is possible, including reinventing yourself. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#7. While some of the big publishers might give out 200,000 advances, if your book does not hit some of the lists in the second week, they stop paying attention to you. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#8. I cried to my mother that I wanted to go to Hebrew school; I wanted Jewish friends. But when my mother took me, the kids there all knew each other, and somehow I was even more of an outcast. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#9. I think it's crucial to live, play and work passionately. I'm inspired by my husband, my son and the sense of possibility in the world. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#10. You could love many people in your life. Maybe love didn't die even when a person did, but that didn't mean there might not be room for someone else in your heart. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#11. I love real books, paper books, but I also love buying online, and I think that people are more willing to take a chance to read something if it's cheaper - sometimes books on the Kindle are $6. A hardback book is $25. For $25, it better be a really great book. Or you're going to be mad. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#12. When self-publishing started, it was mostly people who really couldn't write. And they just wanted to get their book out, and they couldn't get traditional deals. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#13. L.A. is a place people come to for all sorts of reasons, often to reinvent themselves, and that fascinates me. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#14. A lot of people hurl themselves into relationships to lose themselves, but I think the best relationships help us to be more ourselves, to bring forth our best selves. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#15. I am totally and completely addicted to movies. Jeff, my husband and I, watch movies every night and go out to the movies constantly. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#16. Writing is really hard, and it's really a skill. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#17. By the time I was 5, I was already an outcast. It was the early 1960s, and I was part of the only Jewish family in a decidedly Christian suburb of Waltham, Mass. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#18. I really want to go into the future 500 years and be a quantum physicist. Not only would I get to see all the incredible inventions I know will be out there, but I'd be able to understand the science behind them! - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#19. I had always known that I was Jewish - we celebrated the holidays, we went to a synagogue - but I had never known that I was supposed to feel ashamed about it. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#20. I've always had a clear sense that time is short and we need to live as fully as we can in every moment. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#21. I had a nervous breakdown at 17 when my first love left me, and he was a typical bad boy, albeit a charismatic one, with a string of broken hearts trailing behind him. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#22. I just love that feeling of being in another world, of creating characters and watching where they go. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#23. People love stories. They need stories. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#24. I know another New York Times bestselling author - Beth Kephart - she self-published one of her books. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#25. A product name has to be specific. You know that Tasty Soup is tasty - that Hot Chips will burn off the roof of your mouth. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#26. Oh, I've had terrible, terrible relationships! The fact that I ever got happily married to a great, normal man is kind of a miracle. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#27. I have to admit that many of the relationships I write about are destructive, but that's the yin to the yang of a good relationship. Maybe you have to experience the terrible ones to appreciate the good unions! - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#28. My dirty little secret is I don't drive at all, though I have my license and I renew it every five years. I'm phobic. I keep worrying if I drive, I'll end up killing someone. I hoped that by writing about a car crash, I might understand and heal this phobia, but I didn't! I'm still phobic. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#29. I am an indifferent cook, but I can make pie. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#30. I had a writing professor at Brandeis who told me I'd never make it - and when I sold my first novel a few years later, I sent him a copy! - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#31. When you love what you do, it stops seeming like work and instead becomes necessity. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#32. Do what you love. Live fearlessly and take risks. Don't take no for an answer from anyone - go ahead and prove the naysayers wrong. Believe that anything can be possible. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#33. Is there nothing the prodigiously talented Ann Patchett can't do? She's channeled the world of opera, Boston politics, magic, unwed motherhood, and race relations, creating scenarios so indelible, you swear they are right outside your door. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#34. I'm a big believer in quantum physics, which says that the universe is more incredible and mysterious than any of us can imagine, which is my way of saying, 'Anything is possible, including angels.' - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#35. I think I became a writer because of my love of stories and an inability to stop asking, 'What if?' - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#36. I think my stubbornness has served me well. I just knew at an early age what I wanted to do and I was determined to be able to make it happen, no matter how long it took. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#37. Never be with anyone you couldn't imagine yourself being able to live without. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#38. Housewives of the 1950s were supposed to create show-stopping meals every night for their hard-working husbands. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#39. All you had of a person was what they showed you. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#40. A haunting, harrowing punch to the heart, Among the Missing is flat-out brilliant. About the secrets we keep, the lives we are desperate to live, and the chances we miss, it's a psychological dazzler. Truly, one of my favorite books of this year-or any year. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#41. I'm big on story structure. I studied with John Truby, who mapped out story by means of moral wants and needs, and that's what I do. Hey, so does John Irving. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#42. I love rewriting because that is where and how you discover the story. It's like you have this skeleton, and you get to put flesh on it and hair and clothes and really wonderful jewelry. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#43. Which is worse, she thinks, waiting for the sting, or the sting itself? - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#44. If a kid disappears, now there's Amber Alerts: they know this-this-this. In the '50s, we kids wandered around. Nobody knew what you were doing. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#45. My first husband was a serial cheater. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#46. Indie bookstores love writers as much as they love readers, and there is something about a community store, where you walk in, you feel known, and the delight in books is just infectious. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#47. Literature can allow us to experience the best side of humankind, where instead of giving up, we struggle desperately in the ruins for love, connection and hope. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#48. There have been years where I've had to take a real job and I wrote during slow times and lunches. I think never forgetting how lucky I am to be able to do something I love has really fueled me. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#49. The dead can't change, but you can. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#50. I think the Internet has made things a lot easier. Twitter and Facebook let you really connect to your readers effortlessly! - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#51. I absolutely want and prize and love and revere every single media review I get, but if I got 50 reviews from major newspapers and one review from Amazon, I still would feel a little weird: 'What's going on? Why aren't people responding?' - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#52. I was a bookworm who aced every test - until third grade, when my teacher handed out a pop quiz about Jesus and the Apostles. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#53. I call Algonquin Books 'the gods and goddesses of publishing.' Not only did they give me a career, they care deeply about every writer in their flock. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#54. Writers are magpies, and we collect details about people and we use them for fictional characters. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#55. E-readers are changing the way we read, and the author is now required to get out there and be a kind of showman, an unlikely role for introspective people used to working in their pajamas! - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#56. A title means marketing. It means that company's coming soon, and you'd better get out the Christmas lights so they don't miss your house. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#57. I write about what haunts me, and I write the books I myself am dying to read. I love it. I can't think of anything I'd rather do. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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#58. All writers know how important a good title is. It's the first thing readers see, along with a knock-your-socks-off cover - a seductive 'come hither' for the story within. - Author: Caroline Leavitt
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