Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Quotation of the Week: Anne Rice

I've subscribed to The Southeast Review's Writing Regimen for the month of December, and one benefit that I'm really appreciating is the receipt of a literary quotation each morning. Here's one--sad but true--that I received over the weekend.
"Writers write about what obsesses them. You draw those cards. I lost my mother when I was 14. My daughter died at the age of 6. I lost my faith as a Catholic. When I'm writing, the darkness is always there. I go where the pain is."
--Anne Rice


margosita said...

Wow- sad and true and quietly powerful.

thanks for passing it on!

Anonymous said...

No wonder her subject matter is so dark.

Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" came from a rare dark place in her, and even though she never wrote from that place again, it was what she'd become known for.