Quotes by: J. Courtney Sullivan

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J. Courtney Sullivan
Occupation Writer, novelist
Nationality American
Period 2007–present
Website
www.jcourtneysullivan.com

I sometimes read on the subway, but I'm a hopeless eavesdropper and get easily distracted by strangers' conversations.
J. Courtney Sullivan
For whatever reason, various outlets and individuals are committed to making the world think that young girls don't talk or care about feminism anymore, that it's totally over. But it's not.
J. Courtney Sullivan
I know a lot of women who embody what it means to be a feminist but do not want to use that word. The misperceptions about what it's all about have gotten into their heads.
J. Courtney Sullivan
In high school, during marathon phone conversations, cheap pizza dinners and long suburban car rides, I began to fall for boys because of who they actually were, or at least who I thought they might become.
J. Courtney Sullivan
I read as much poetry as time allows and circumstance dictates: No heartache can pass without a little Dorothy Parker, no thunderstorm without W. H. Auden, no sleepless night without W. B. Yeats.
J. Courtney Sullivan
When I was in fourth grade, a novelist came to talk to my English class. She told us that being an author meant sitting at the kitchen table in pajamas, drinking tea with the dogs at your feet.
J. Courtney Sullivan
I like dressing up for dates and dissecting a dinner conversation with a new guy to determine if he might be The One.
J. Courtney Sullivan
Character development is what I value most as a reader of fiction. If an author can manage to create the sort of characters who feel fully real, who I find myself worrying about while I'm walking through the grocery store aisles a week later, that to me is as close to perfection as it gets.
J. Courtney Sullivan
The hardest part about writing fiction is finding long stretches of time to do it: for me, this means writing mostly on Saturdays and Sundays. But I am always thinking about my characters, jotting down ideas in stolen moments and hoping I'll be able to make sense of them when the weekend rolls around.
J. Courtney Sullivan
Reading poetry gives me a sense of calm, well-being, and love for humanity - the same stuff more flexible women get from yoga.
J. Courtney Sullivan
I admire the linear and decisive way a certain kind of man thinks, to my curlicue boundless overthinking.
J. Courtney Sullivan
A glimpse at my night stand gives the mostly true impression that I am a book hoarder.
J. Courtney Sullivan
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