Top 14 Wally Lamb Quotes of 2020

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“Human behavior in the midst of hardship caught my attention very early on, and my first stories were all pictures, no words.”

― Wally Lamb

“Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.”

― Wally Lamb

“I like to write first-person because I like to become the character I’m writing.”

― Wally Lamb

“When I was a kid, I was surrounded by girls: older sisters, older girl cousins just down the street… except for an older boy named Vito who threw rocks. Each year I would wish for a baby brother. It never happened.”

― Wally Lamb

“However far fiction writers stray from their own lives and experiences – and I stray pretty far from mine – I think, ultimately, that we may be writing what we need to write in some way, albeit unconsciously.”

― Wally Lamb

“When I was a kid… I needed to belong.”

― Wally Lamb

“As my early drawings warned me, where humans go, lions and tidal waves follow.”

― Wally Lamb

“Love stories are probably all I’ve ever been able to write or want to write.”

― Wally Lamb

“Love comes in far more shapes and sizes than what the family-values crowd condones, of course.”

― Wally Lamb

“The roundness of life’s design may be a sign that there is a presence beyond ourselves.”

― Wally Lamb

“I like to be surprised. The best writing is when it defies me, when it starts going a different way than I had planned.”

― Wally Lamb

“I wanted to connect a modern story with a myth that I had read.”

― Wally Lamb

“I love the most the students with troubled lives.”

― Wally Lamb

“I think I write fiction for the opportunity to get beyond the limits of my own life.”

― Wally Lamb
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