9 Total Quotes

William Trevor Quotes

There is an element of autobiography in all fiction in that pain or distress, or pleasure, is based on the author's own. But in my case that is as far as it goes.
William Trevor
#Irish Writer #Autobiography

The Irish delight in stories, of whatever kind, because their telling and their reception are by now instinctive.
William Trevor
#Irish

He traveled in order to come home.
William Trevor
#Irish Writer #Home

The capacity you're thinking of is imagination; without it there can be no understanding, indeed no fiction.
William Trevor
#Irish Writer #Fiction

I value mothers and motherhood enormously. For every inattentive or abusive mother in my fiction I think you'll find a dozen or so who are neither.
William Trevor
#Irish Writer #Fiction