Quotations by Author

Helen Dunmore

He believes in pleasure, and says that play is the best thing that human beings do. I agree with him on this. Sex is play, food is play, love is play: playing with our children is one of the most profound experiences many of us ever have. And writing fiction is also a form of play.

I was always influenced by language.

Writing poetry makes you intensely conscious of how words sound, both aloud and inside the head of the reader. You learn the weight of words and how they sound to the ear.