You never know if you’re a writer. You can’t trust it. If you woke up and said ‘I’m a writer’ it would be gone. You wouldn’t see anything for miles – even the dust would be running away.

Ali Smith Trust Quote

A game one of my sisters will play with me in my first year of being alive is called Good Baby Bad Baby. This consists of being told I am a good baby until I smile and laugh then being told I am a bad baby until I burst into tears. This training will stand me in good stead all through my life.

Ali Smith Smile Quote