Literary Birthday - 12 April - Scott Turow

Happy Birthday, Scott Turow, born 12 April 1949

Eight Quotes

  1. Who are we but the stories we tell ourselves, about ourselves, and believe?
  2. I adore the company of other writers because they are so often lively minds and, frequently, blazingly funny. And of course, we get each other in a unique way.
  3. The great break of my literary career was going to law school.
  4. If life’s lessons could be reduced to single sentences, there would be no need for fiction.
  5. Life is simply experience; for reasons not readily discerned, we attempt to go on.
  6. The purpose of narrative is to present us with complexity and ambiguity.
  7. The truth of the matter is that the people who succeed in the arts most often are the people who get up again after getting knocked down. Persistence is critical.
  8. Only in the mystery novel are we delivered final and unquestionable solutions. The joke to me is that fiction gives you a truth that reality can’t deliver.

Turow is an American author and lawyer. His books have been translated into over 40 languages and sold over 30 million copies. Several have been adapted for film, including Presumed Innocent.

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