Inspirational Quotes from Chris Adrian

I was told by my mother at the age of five that I was going to be a doctor, and that was the end of the conversation. I was presented with a toy stethoscope and told to learn how to use it.

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The stories that engaged me as a kid were all science fiction. Later, it turned out that I didn’t have the language to talk about what was bothering me in a way that was straightforward.

Chris Adrian

My natural tendency is to write about zombie bunnies, but one of my first writing teachers got incorporated into my writing superego, and I keep hearing his admonition to make things feel more real the weirder they get.

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After a few drinks, my mom would recite her lines as Portia in ‘The Merchant of Venice’ from her high school play. But I first discovered Shakespeare properly when I was about five. I used to look for the most complicated books I could find and pretend to be reading them. I wanted people to think I was smart.

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I had always wanted to retell a Shakespeare play. It was an ambition from college days. But in order to be able to do it… the circumstances in my life didn’t come together for a long time.

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Shakespeare shows you what it is possible to do in English as a writer – but also shows you that you might as well give up. As it’s all been done before and hundreds of years ago. So I have had that long-standing relationship of oppression and inspiration.

Chris Adrian

There are reasons to go on living despite what horrors may come in your life. And love informs those reasons.

Chris Adrian