Barbara W. Tuchman Quotes

 

The writer’s object is – or should be – to hold the reader’s attention.

— Barbara W. Tuchman

If I had taken a doctoral degree, it would have stifled any writing capacity.

— Barbara W. Tuchman

I want the reader to turn the page and keep on turning until the end.

— Barbara W. Tuchman

If a man is a writer, everybody tiptoes around past the locked door of the breadwinner. But if you’re an ordinary female housewife, people say, ‘This is just something Barbara wanted to do; it’s not professional.’

— Barbara W. Tuchman

After the war, when my husband came home, we had two more children, and domesticity for a while prevailed combined with beginning the work I had always wanted to do, which was writing a book.

— Barbara W. Tuchman

When the children were very small, I worked in the morning only, and then gradually, as they spent full days at school, I could spend full days at work.

— Barbara W. Tuchman

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