Jami Attenberg quotes

  • I'd love to be able to write crazy epic plots. I'm working on it.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Crazy #Writing #Epic

  • Wouldn't that be nice if we could all afford to just freely pursue our dreams?
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Dream #Nice #Being Nice

  • I had always loved life on the road. It was just something that appealed to me very deeply.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Very Deep

  • In its current incarnation in my life touring is a lot of airports and hotels and car services and only OK food.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Airports #Car #Touring

  • Writers have a job to do. Editors do, too. You have to stand ground and cede ground on a case by case basis. When an editor tells me something isn't working and I still believe in it, I tend to think it just isn't working hard enough.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Jobs #Believe #Thinking

  • I wish I had the luxury of time to read and write like grad students do. That sounds pretty awesome. When I was writing my first book one of my friends was going to grad school at the same time and I heard a lot of stories about drinking, too. I feel like everyone was having affairs.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Drinking #Book #Writing

  • Studying writing to me means reading and also rewriting obsessively. That's the best way to learn.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Reading #Writing #Mean

  • I've just always written, and always considered myself a writer. I wrote my first story when I was five. There was nothing else I wanted to do or be.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Stories #Firsts #Wanted

  • The very best parts of me go into my writing, it is the best version of myself, and I don't think it's hubristic to believe that that's worth something, worth someone else's time. It's the most I have to offer the world.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Believe #Writing #Thinking

  • I don't pretend for a second that I'm that great of a person on a day-to-day basis. I'm a deeply flawed human.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Bases #Flawed #Humans

  • I wish I could write while I'm on the road but it never works for me. I need to be sitting still.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Writing #Wish #Needs

  • What's the point of having a book club if you don't get to eat brownies and drink wine?
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Book #Wine #Clubs

  • In 1998, I started a blog, something I could control very easily and update at my own whim.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Updates #Whim

  • Please make me either relatable or terrible.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Terrible #Please #Relatable

  • I find that short stories are almost like palate cleansers or brain cleansers.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Brain #Stories #Palate

  • What I try very hard to do is have an hour or so in the morning when I leave the house and don't have my phone with me. I'll go sit in a cafe and read and handwrite in my notebook and not be facing a screen. My head will be clear. I will be able to hear myself think. Because honestly for the rest of the day it's just screens, screens, screens.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Notebook #Morning #Thinking

  • In the wintertime I like macaroni and cheese.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Cheese #Macaroni And Cheese #Wintertime

  • An ellipsis is a giant ocean of possibilities.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Ocean #Giants #Possibility

  • And we all get mired in the bullshit, the personality quirks, the personality disorders (ours and everyone else's), the jealousy, the disappointment, the blocks, the financial struggle, our egos, I do it too, I do it too, but if you can't remember it is all about the work and nothing else then I can't help you and you can't help yourself and you will lose. I promise you. You will lose.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Disappointment #Block #Struggle

  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry is a breezy, big-hearted treat, especially if you've ever wondered about the inner workings of America's national treasures--neighborhood bookstores.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #America #Treasure #Bookstores

  • Smart, sharp, and hilarious, Slaughterhouse 90210 is the perfect pick-me-up and never-put-me-down book.
    -- Jami Attenberg

    #Smart #Book #Perfect