Words matter. These are the best Lynne Truss Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
After university, I got a job sub-editing and for years I was a literary editor.
Texting is a supremely secretive medium of communication – it’s like passing a note – and this means we should be very careful what we use it for.
In my worst moments, I think the biggest effect of ‘Eats, Shoots & Leaves’ was to kill the happiness of people who had previously skipped through life, unaware of all the atrocities lurking in the world around them.
My favorite thing in the world is a quiz show, ‘University Challenge,’ so you can see what kind of sad person I am.
I used to help my dad with a stall selling eggs when I was about 12. People were so hard up they would ask for one egg. But mostly no one came by at all. It was very demoralising.
As with email, the recipient of a texted question seems to have the option to ignore it, while nevertheless saying, ‘Hello, lovely day,’ and so on.
Do you lend books and DVDs to people? If so, don’t you always regret it? All my life I have forced books on to people who have subsequently forgotten all about it. Meanwhile, on my shelves sit many orphaned books loaned to me over the years by trusting, innocent souls – some as long ago as the Seventies.
I do needlepoint from kits. I give them as gifts to people in the form of cushion covers and they are often speechless with horror.
What I have always liked about Brighton is its impersonality. Since the 18th century, people have come, used the place and gone home again.
To some people, the fact that I am not married, or don’t have children, would be the reason I have written a book on punctuation.
I am not against marriage. I lived with someone for 11 years. But we weren’t in love, and I thought that was quite important.
All writers learn this, in time: don’t show your work to other people until it’s safely finished. Even discussing your unborn book in quite general terms can be such an undermining experience that, afterwards, you give it up and go to live in Guatemala.
Nice clothes fall apart. Nice clocks don’t work. Bits fall off the nice cooker. It is hard to accept that pricing is unrelated to quality, but it’s plainly true. Nowadays, we pay the price that satisfies our particular personality type; and then we live with the painful consequences.
Old radio comedy makes me laugh, as well as ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue’ and comedians like Paul Merton.