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    Writing grew out of the pleasure of escape. My novels are very much outside of my personal experience. That is why I love writing fiction. It allows me to leave my existence and inhabit other lives.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    I'm sure that growing up in the Midwest played a role in my chronic escapism. In fact, before I lived in France, I lived in Japan, England, and Bulgaria. I was determined to experience other places and cultures, particularly because I had the perception that I'd been cut off from these experiences as a child.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    Don't stay in a bad situation - whether it is a relationship or a job - out of fear of failure. It's not a failure to walk away and choose to be happy. It takes a lot of courage.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    That's l'amour: we willingly walk into the future blindfolded.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: future 
     
    Finding one's voice - or creating a narrative voice that has the power to carry your story - is the hardest part.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: power  stories 
     
    I taught myself to write in order to understand who I was and so yes, writing was an act of self-actualization in the beginning.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: writing  write 
     
    I understood that the stories we believe have power over us. They work into our bodies and minds and change us from inside out. What if one day these stories become something stronger, more real, than fairy tales?
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: work  power  believe  body  real  mind  stories 
     
    The most obvious difference between writing novels and memoirs is that my memoirs are true stories, and explore certain experiences I've lived, and thus operate within the boundaries of memory and fact.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    I believe a good memoir should have all of the narrative elements of a novel: character development, dialogue, descriptive language, and metaphor.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    Every once in awhile you find a novel so magical that there is no escaping its spell. The Night Circus is one of these rarities - engrossing, beautifully written and utterly enchanting. If you choose to read just one novel this year, this is it
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: night  novel  read  year 
     
    Beautiful music plays, but not everyone with ears can hear it.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: beautiful  music 
     
    I was fifteen then, too young to fall in-love. Or maybe it is only then, with dew of childhood still in my eyes, that I was capable of such love. I will never know, of course.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: young  eyes  childhood 
     
    In terms of style, I think the memoirist should have a novelist's skill and all the elements of a novelist's toolbox. When I read a memoir, I want to really, deeply experience what the author experienced. I want to see the characters and hear the way they speak and understand how they think. And so in that way, writing a memoir feels similar to writing a novel.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    But, most important, we must not become as base and treacherous as our enemies.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: enemies  enemy 
     
    Reckless action is worse than wise restraint.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: action  wise 
     
    Stories of a mythical angel paradise called an Angelopolis are like Peter Pan's Never Never Land.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: angel  stories 
     
    We create an image of happiness and success and then we are beholden to it. We tell ourselves stories and sometimes these stories become so strong as to imprison us. Breaking free from our personal fortresses is a long, hard journey, but ultimately what allows one to grow.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    These moments were wondrous and divine, instances when the gossamer curtain between heaven and earth ripped and all of humanity witnessed the marvel of the ethereal beings.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    As a girl, I used to zip myself into a snowsuit, fall into the deepest snowdrift I could find and sweep my arms and legs into the powder, making snow angels that would crumble within minutes of their genesis. Despite their rapid disappearance, something about these frozen, evanescent angels has stayed with me ever since.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: girls  angel 
     
    I started listening to the Cure around the time I discovered Joy Division and, like Joy Division, they have shaped my taste in all sorts of dark and dreary ways.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: time  joy  dark  listening 
     
    When we are no longer capable of love, we are no longer alive.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    When the time comes, we can only expect that we have learned enough to succeed.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: time 
     
    There are always those who would put on armour and go into battle. but the real genius is in finding a way to get what you desire without dying for it.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: desires  dying  real  battle  genius 
     
    One is but a shade of the other.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    I always knew I wanted to write really imaginative fiction - fiction that was very different from my real life.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: real  write  fiction 
     
    If there are too many cooks in the kitchen, the dish is not going to work out.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: work 
     
    I think angels definitely offer all the imaginative possibilities that vampires do, and I think they've actually been popular in Western culture for longer than vampires have been. I hope they become a part of the culture again in a new way.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    One thing that I don't ever want to do is write something I don't love.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: write 
     
    If people start pulling away the stereotypes of what angels are instead of these fluffy, teddy-bear kinds of angels, then they'll see, historically, that they were terrifying in some depictions. In the Bible, from what I remember, often the reaction to angels is one of terror.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: people  bible  angel 
     
    When I was little, I went to a Catholic school and was required to go to church every morning and with my parents on Sundays, so I spent a lot of time sitting on a wooden pew. Angels are sort of a relief. If you're looking around, the other imagery is so dark and heavy. Looking at the beautifully rendered pictures of angels was more uplifting.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    Even the good angels, I think, would inspire in humans some sort of fear.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: fear  angel  inspire 
     
    People don't actually think there is such a thing out there as angel research.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: people  angel  research 
     
    If I'm not writing, I'm not fully living. It has become the essential element that defines who I am.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: living  writing 
     
    Maybe that is what marriage is: Two people creating a cult together.
    — Danielle Trussoni
    tags: people  marriage 
     
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