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Alice McDermott

  • Guilt is glorious when it's well earned.

  • Enough is as good as a feast.

  • The writing itself is the thing that generates stories for me.

    • Alice McDermott,
    • in Fiction Writer ()
  • When I'm not writing, I can't make sense of out anything. I feel the need to make some sense and find some order, and writing fiction is the only way I've found that seems to begin to do that.

    • Alice McDermott
  • A good writer sells out everybody he knows, sooner or later.

    • Alice McDermott

Alice McDermott, U.S. writer, educator