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"I thought that that was a really Australian story. And I wasn't mad at Dickens about that at all. I thought that seemed like us, in all sorts of ways." Peter Carey
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"I like how they are. I think they're great. And their communities are communities. I have a greater sense of community in New York than almost anywhere I've ever lived. Really, it's terrific." Peter Carey
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"But I can't bear it when somebody who some man made a pass at - to call that violence seems to me absurd and insulting to women who've really met violence, who've been raped or bashed." Helen Garner
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"I like to stand behind them and give support of the kind I didn't get when I was a young mother because I was estranged from my parents for a very long time.. So I don't know which way to go from here and it does seem a particularly female problem." Helen Garner
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"And I found both literature and the church very dramatic presences in the world of the 1950s." Thomas Keneally
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"And I was very interested in the priesthood." Thomas Keneally
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"And it is a folly to try to craft a novel for the screen, to write a novel with a screen contract in mind." Thomas Keneally
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"And so um, I knew that I really didn't want to be a priest and didn't want to be a celibate, though I could probably manage it. Um, and um, ultimately I left." Thomas Keneally
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"But my mother felt very acutely having been deprived of further education. She felt it very acutely. So there were always books." Thomas Keneally
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"So nonetheless given the importance that was placed on sport in Australia, I wanted to be part of that scene, particularly since I had felt very strongly in my early schooling being marginalised even in the Catholic school." Thomas Keneally
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"Um, what I found though about the Christian Brothers is this: that they were certainly muscular." Thomas Keneally
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"You know, so I was a weird eccentric kid but I did believe in the power of the word and of the word being made flesh I suppose, which again I suppose came from my temperament as well as my upbringing." Thomas Keneally
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"The tragedy is not that love doesn't last. The tragedy is the love that lasts." Shirley Hazzard
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"Americans' great and secret fear is that America may turn out to be a phenomenon rather than a civilization." Shirley Hazzard
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"Sometimes, surely, truth is closer to imagination or to intelligence, to love than to fact? To be accurate is not to be right." Shirley Hazzard
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"At the time it seemed like a natural development of my interest in what was going on around me in society." Helen Garner
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"But I now think what I was doing, in a completely unconscious way, was getting off the turf where my husband and I might be rivals. We were both working in fiction... so I look back and I see that I consciously vacated the contested ground." Helen Garner
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"But there are some wounds that can never be healed." Helen Garner
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"I like poking my nose into other people's lives." Helen Garner
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"I think one thing I've learned not to do from my experience with The First Stone was to pester somebody, to keep insisting that they speak to you." Helen Garner
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"I think some people wished I'd kept myself out of the book. But I kind of insist on it because I want the reader to share my engagement with the material, if you like, not pretend that I'm doing it completely intellectually." Helen Garner
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