Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Mary Stewart on success

"I can sit and talk happily to people about books and authors without realizing that I am myself the author of nine books... As a matter of fact, it still startles me to see my name on books, or to realize that it means anything to anyone. Yet, judging by the letters I receive from readers, it does."

Quoted in:
Smaridge, Norah. Famous British Women Novelists. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1967. Page 122.


Some Birds said...

I like this quote very much as it confirms the sort of person I think I hope she is. (Does that make any sense?) Thanks for posting it.

Thyme2Be said...

Thanks for sharing this quote! This illustrates to me the sort of modest type of person I imagine Mary Stewart to be.

jwade19 said...

She seems like such a lovely person. Thanks for finding that quote - it made me smile.