Deborah Levy

Born: 1959

Occupation: Playwright

Quotes of Deborah Levy

Deborah Levy

Be sure to enjoy language, experiment with ways of talking, be exuberant even when you don't feel like it because language can make your world a better place to live.

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Deborah Levy

To become a WRITER I had to learn to INTERRUPT, to speak up, to speak a little louder, and then LOUDER, and then to just speak in my own voice which is NOT LOUD AT ALL.

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Deborah Levy

I have never got a grip on when the past begins or where it ends, but if cities map the past with statues made from bronze forever frozen in one dignified position, as much as I try to make the past keep...

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Deborah Levy

When happiness is happening it feels as if nothing else happened before it, it is a sensation that happens only in the present tense.

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Deborah Levy

I realised that the question I had asked myself while writing this book [Swimming Home] was (as surgeons say) very close to the bone: 'What do we do with knowledge that we cannot bear to live with? What...

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Deborah Levy

It was impossible to believe that someone did not want to be saved from their incoherence.

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Deborah Levy

She was not a poet. She was a poem.

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Deborah Levy

Life is only worth living because we hope it will get better and we'll all get home safely. But you tried and you did not get home safely. You did not get home at all.

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss