Connie Willis: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Connie Willis Quotes 

Connie Willis, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Connie Willis quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Connie Willis’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Connie Willis made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favorites: 

About Connie Willis

Among other accolades, Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis has won ten HUGO Awards, six NEBULA Awards for her writing, and was most recently named a Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Her husband Courtney Willis, who is a professor of physics at the University of Northern Colorado, lives in Greeley, Colorado with her.

Born: December 31, 1945, The United States
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy

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Popular Quotes

“And kissed her for a hundred and sixty-nine years.”
― Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

 “Actually, writers have no business writing about their own works. They either wax conceited, saying things like: ‘My brilliance is possibly most apparent in my dazzling short story, “The Cookiepants Hypotenuse.”‘ Or else they get unbearably cutesy: ‘My cat Ootsywootums has given me all my best ideas, hasn’t oo, squeezums?”
― Connie Willis, The Winds of Marble Arch and Other Stories

“When you’re a writer, the question people always ask you is, “Where do you get your ideas?” Writers hate this question. It’s like asking Humphrey Bogart in The African Queen, “Where do you get your leeches?” You don’t get ideas. Ideas get you.”
― Connie Willis

 “That’s what literature is. It’s the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, from beyond the grave, trying to tell us about life and death! Listen to them!”
― Connie Willis, Passage

 “I wanted to come, and if I hadn’t, they would have been all alone, and nobody would have ever known how frightened and brave and irreplaceable they were.”
― Connie Willis, Doomsday Book

 “Why do only the awful things become fads? I thought. Eye-rolling and Barbie and bread pudding. Why never chocolate cheesecake or thinking for yourself?”
― Connie Willis, Bellwether

“People will buy anything at jumble sales,’ I said. ‘At the Evacuated Children Charity Fair a woman bought a tree branch that had fallen on the table.”
― Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

 “The reason Victorian society was so restricted and repressed was that it was impossible to move without knocking something over.”
― Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

“One has not lived until one has carried a sixty-pound dog down a sweeping flight of stairs at half-past V in the morning.”
― Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

“Cats, as you know, are quite impervious to threats.”
― Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

10 Famous Quotes by Author Connie Willis

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Connie Willis quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Connie Willis quote below and sharing our favorite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Connie Willis. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Connie Willis quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Connie Willis Quote 

“You’d help if you could, wouldn’t you, boy?” I said. “It’s no wonder they call you man’s best friend. Faithful and loyal and true, you share in our sorrows and rejoice with us in our triumphs, the truest friend we ever have known, a better friend than we deserve. You have thrown in your lot with us, through thick and thin, on battlefield and hearthrug, refusing to leave your master even when death and destruction lie all around. Ah, noble dog, you are the furry mirror in which we see our better selves reflected, man as he could be, unstained by war or ambition, unspoilt by-”
― Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

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