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Lynn Coady

Canadian,  Novelist
Total Quotes : 26
Love Flowers Inadequate

Flowers are an easy, eloquent expression of love at a time when words can seem clumsy and inadequate.

- Lynn Coady

Law Emotions Before

Anger is one of those emotions that doesn't follow the letter of the law. It speaks before it thinks. It rears up on its hind legs and charges.

- Lynn Coady

Long Next Deal

Considerations of plot do a great deal of heavy lifting when it comes to long-form narrative - readers will overlook the most ham-fisted prose if only a writer can make them long to know what happens next.

- Lynn Coady

Own Lingerie Here

Here's the thing about lingerie: The only time we see it outside our own bedrooms, it is on women who are gloriously freakish in their physical perfection.

- Lynn Coady

Participation Average

Audience participation can often inject a dose of adrenalin into your average dial-tone literary reading, especially if a handful of audience-members are mentally unhinged, and let's face it - you can always depend on at least one crackpot at these things.

- Lynn Coady

Treat Loved Ones Minor

I've never understood people who treat their loved ones worse and with less respect than they would a total stranger or minor acquaintance.

- Lynn Coady

Raining Like Umbrella

I would just randomly blurt out things like, 'What if a man showed up today and was carrying an umbrella, but it wasn't raining?' Eventually, people started to call me weird.

- Lynn Coady

Mental Fiction Considered

The novel, as a genre, was once considered a diversion every bit as frivolous as Facebook, but over the years, we've managed to convince ourselves that reading fiction is as important to our mental digestion as fresh fruits and vegetables are to the processes that take place a little further down.

- Lynn Coady

Love Fig Truest

One day it hit me: Truest friends, God bless their hearts, could not care less. They love you, they're pleased you're getting married and, ultimately, they don't give a fig how you get it done.

- Lynn Coady

Love Sucks Feels

Loneliness sucks. It's a slog. It feels wonderful and exhilarating when someone makes it go away. But love is a whole different ball game.

- Lynn Coady

Thought Back University

It's the typical mid-life crisis kind of thing, where you just stop and wonder, 'Should I go back to university and get a law degree?' I kind of looked around me and thought, 'What kind of idiot am I that I've just spent the last 10 years writing novels? Financially, I'm pretty much where I was when I was 28.'

- Lynn Coady

Down Own Shake

No one expects the doormat to stand upright, shake itself off, and amble down the street to seek its own happiness.

- Lynn Coady

Training Confident Irish

I went into the world confident my tea training would open many doors. And I did particularly well with the Irish and fellow Nova Scotians over 60. But this only got me so far. It took a long time to cultivate the tricks of easy social interaction.

- Lynn Coady

Whole Thrilling Before

Now, as a writer, the whole world is your nail polish display, and what's more, you can help yourself. A thrilling, colourful array of gorgeous human peculiarity revolves before your eyes, and you still can't quite believe it's all yours for the taking.

- Lynn Coady

Preference Tell Over

Readers who claim a preference for short-form over long often tell me it's because they don't have time to commit to a book-length chunk of writing.

- Lynn Coady

Love Occurs Our

True adulthood occurs the moment we grasp that the people who raised us do not exist solely for our comfort and reassurance. From that point on, the steady stream of unconditional love and support we've expected from them all our lives has to flow both ways.

- Lynn Coady

Innocent Some Scenarios

Occasionally, chewing over some random letter writer's dilemma, I'll find myself imagining scenarios where the problem could be sidestepped by an innocent fib or series of evasive manoeuvres. Then, I slap myself on the wrist.

- Lynn Coady

Need Wheels Grease

You don't need to have Asperger's to feel bewildered in a culture that relies so heavily on inconsequential chit-chat to grease the wheels of day-to-day life.

- Lynn Coady

Kind Like Stories

We like long-form narrative journalism, and we feel there aren't enough high-profile outlets in Canada running the kind of stories we want to showcase - long, meaty, thoughtful, investigative.

- Lynn Coady

Reading Fiction Been

It's doubtful that any fiction worth reading has been produced on a computer running Windows Vista.

- Lynn Coady