Ann-Marie MacDonald Quotes

 

‘Fall on Your Knees’ is really a story about secrets and family, and the idea that there are some stories or truths that need to be expressed.

— Ann-Marie MacDonald

Some people talk about children wanting to be born as though somewhere out there in the collective unconscious there’s a spirit, or a thought or an idea that wants to be born. And I sometimes feel that way about stories… that they’re there and they want to be told.

— Ann-Marie MacDonald

In terms of the secrets that imbue and underlie ‘Fall on Your Knees’, they were as much of a mystery to me as I was creating the story as they are to the readers.

— Ann-Marie MacDonald

I grew up in a family where the love of stories is very strong. And there’s also a love of performance. I think one reason stories were so important in my family was that we moved around a lot.

— Ann-Marie MacDonald

Reading was such a formative part of my childhood (along with ‘Loony Tunes’), that it is difficult to pin point the most influential book. But, under an interrogation light I would probably have to say ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte.

— Ann-Marie MacDonald

I started my career as an actor, then morphed into a playwright who accidentally became a novelist with my first book ‘Fall On Your Knees.’

— Ann-Marie MacDonald

I grew up moving around because my dad was in the Air Force – I think this has carried over into my work in that I like to hop around from one medium to another.

— Ann-Marie MacDonald

You can tell a lot about a person by the people who work for them.

— Ann-Marie MacDonald

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