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Ruth Ozeki

  • ... language is magical — it's a form of conjuring. If you do it convincingly, readers will follow you.

    • Ruth Ozeki,
    • in Rain Taxi ()
  • Writing a book is a way of thinking to me, the only way of thinking that I have found successful.

    • Ruth Ozeki,
    • in Rain Taxi ()
  • It takes a long time to write a book. I'm not going to spend that much time trying to deliver a message. The reason I do it is because I want to understand something myself. It's not a delivery device, it's an inquiry device. Didactic fiction to my mind never works. It backfires.

    • Ruth Ozeki,
    • in Rain Taxi ()

Ruth Ozeki, Canadian-U.S. novelist, filmmaker, Zen Buddhist priest