Positive Quotes By Barry Unsworth

But whatever the   ramifications, whatever turns the path takes, the beginning is always there,   in a particular moment, a particular point of access.

Burst with Arrow

Writers of   historical fiction are not under the same obligation as historians to find   evidence for the statements they make. For us it is sufficient if what we say   can't be disproved or shown to be false.

Angels are not   complete, they need their counterparts, the dark needs the bright, the hidden   needs the open, and vice versa. Sometimes they meet and recognise each other.   Sometimes, as with Horatio and me, the pairing occurs over spaces of time and   distance.

In my generation,   history was taught in terms of grand figures, men on whom the destiny of the   nation hinged, quintessential heroes.

We are quite at   ease in this no man's land of ignorance and doubt and dispute, absorbed in   the ambiguities of trying to reach truth by mixing fact with invention.

Flight Path

All my fiction   starts from a feeling of unique perception, the pressure of a secret, a story   that needs to be told.

Eudora Welty's 'A   Curtain of Green' had an enormous effect on me. But my early attempts to   graft stories from the Deep South onto North of England provincialism were   not successful. All were rejected.

Dashed Trail

I like the   condition of being an outsider, just passing through.