Words matter. These are the best Adriana Trigiani Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I fell in love with reading when I was allowed to choose whatever books I wanted to check out of the library.
I live in the greatest city in the world for research.
When I was young, I was stupid, and I thought maybe I would write the fancy stuff.
Motherhood changes everything.
Koverman is one of my favorite Hollywood characters because she was the brains of MGM, and not many people know about her.
I have to work hard. I’m not naturally great at anything. I have to work really, really hard.
I care what my reader thinks. There is no fancy recommendation you can give me that would matter to me as much as Mary Jane from Youngstown writing me a letter. There is not one. Don’t need it, don’t want it, don’t require it, does not fill up my soul. It’s about her, not about the rest of it.
I get very attached to places.
Work and love – this is interesting to me.
I always think the most important thing for a writer is a deadline, and it’s the same with a house. They say you shouldn’t make an emotional decision with a house, but I think it is the only decision you can make.
Everything I’ve done in my life has been dictated by the fact that I like to be home at night and in bed.
There is no one on earth who knew you from the day you were born; who knew why you cried, or when you’d had enough food; who knew exactly what to say when you were hurting; and who encouraged you to grow a good heart. When that layer goes, whatever is left of your childhood goes with her.
I used to walk to Altman’s on Saturdays for lunch at the Charleston Garden, which had a coconut cake that is still my favorite food in the world.
We hang out, we help one another, we tell one another our worst fears and biggest secrets, and then, just like real sisters, we listen and don’t judge.
But the most precious research to me came from the paperwork filed on behalf of my grandparents and great-grandfather. The ship’s manifest showed that they could read and write. I am still emotional when I look at those boxes checked yes.
I’m always fascinated by why a person becomes a writer.
The Hudson River lay flat and black like a lost evening glove. The clouds parted overhead as the distant moon threw a single, bright beam over lower Manhattan as though it were looking for its other half.
I come from hardworking, determined people on both sides of my family… the kind who live with a hard reality from which much strength comes.
I understand how a first impression is often just that: a quick snapshot that, on its own merit, is meaningless.
We have a million ways to get ahold of people, and we’re the loneliest we’ve ever been.
Book clubs are the best thing that has happened to the world of publishing.
I don’t like any art form barraged in violence or hurt.
I write novels about women, except for one: ‘Rococo’, about a man, a New Jersey decorator. But even that book had a woman on the cover.
Writing is writing. It’s an abiding, wonderful talent, craft, gift that stays with you your whole life. And you can go in different forms, and you can try them. Look at me: I’m writing novels because I found something I love because I tried it.
I have a new book coming out, so I do movie, book, movie, book, movie, book, every place we go.
I fell in love with reading when I was allowed to choose whatever books I wanted to check out of the library. I was around nine years old when I began choosing my own books in earnest.
I loved to read, still do, and it seemed that the writing was a result of the love of books and reading and libraries.
I’m very organized – and the best thing – when you love your work, you don’t mind putting in 15 hour days. It’s joyful.
Mostly I sit alone in a room and cry and do my job – so when they let me out of my cave to go on tour, I really listen to my readers.
You never know when some small thing will lead to a big idea. Travel is very inspirational – but it’s in the ordinary that I find my themes of love and work and family.
I can’t take just one book with me anywhere.
I love rhinestones, faux jewelry.
There are two phone calls parents don’t ever want to get from their children. No. 1 is, ‘I’m in prison. Come fetch me.’ And No. 2 is, ‘I’ve written a novel… and it’s set in your hometown.’
I think the book business is really sitting on the greatest moment in the history of time. We are providing the stories to the hungry public. We have more avenues to do it than ever before.
And so, when I was a young writer I always worked hard on imagery, and I knew that the roots of imagery were the senses – and that if my readers could feel, taste and see what I was talking about, I would be able to tell them a story.
I am in total silence when I write – I don’t even like the sound of the dryer going – I like the quiet.
The ‘Story of Silent Night’, which was given to me one Christmas when I was six – it was the story of a down and out composer who had no ideas left, and it was Christmas, and he came up with the hymn ‘Silent Night.’
I care about the box office, so that’s why I go from town to town: because I want people to see it. I would give it for free; I just want those houses full of people watching it.
Be in community, go out to dinner together, do things together. We lose that, we lose a lot. It’s important to come together.
If there is one thing I hope my books do always and forever, it’s that they honor working people.