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Roddy Doyle – 3 Quotes


3 Quotes by Roddy Doyle


No matter how close to personal experience a story might be, inevitably you are going to get to a part that isn’t yours and, actually, whether it happened or not becomes irrelevant. It is all about choosing the right words.

– Roddy Doyle

Schools don’t really allow failure and yet it’s a valid part of any endeavour, not just writing.

– Roddy Doyle

When I started writing full time I had not long stopped being a teacher and when at last I had a full day to write, I would put music on and wonder to myself – am I allowed to do this? Then I thought: ‘I am control of this and no one is telling me what I can do.’

– Roddy Doyle