Top 25 Susan Isaacs Quotes

In this post, you will find great Susan Isaacs Quotes. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

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I like to show ordinary people reacting to extraordinary circumstances. It’s an opportunity for adventure, and I like women to have adventures. There’s been far too little of it with women.
Susan Isaacs
I love being a grandparent. I’m one of those you want to avoid – I pull out the iPhone and say, ‘Hey, wanna see my camera roll?’
Susan Isaacs
As for writing novels – it’s what I’ve done for 30 some-odd years. I can’t suddenly say I’m going to take up golf. I need something in my life. As long as I can write a coherent sentence, I’ll keep at it.
Susan Isaacs
Whether you’re an obstetrician or a third-grade teacher or a real estate agent, you know when you’re doing good work. You’re passionate about it.
Susan Isaacs
Being a novelist is the adult version of a kid creating a make-believe world. But unlike a child, a writer of fiction has to come up with a structured story, one that has as much meaning for others as it has for her.
Susan Isaacs
Could there be a cowgirl in my future? You know, I never know what character is going to come and tap me on the shoulder and say, ‘Hey, tell my story.’ So maybe the next one will have boots.
Susan Isaacs
I hate when people say, ‘Oh, they laughed all the way to the bank.’ That’s nonsense because the most cynical, unhappy people are Hollywood screenwriters. They earn hundreds of thousands of dollars a year for work that’s never made.
Susan Isaacs
I’ve had lots of commercial success. I’ve also had some terrible reviews and some wonderful reviews.
Susan Isaacs
I have such admiration for Whoopi Goldberg as an actress and a general smart person.
Susan Isaacs
There is no ‘right‘ way to begin a novel, but for me, plot has to wait. The character comes first.
Susan Isaacs
I must have been yearning for some Jewish content beyond my genetic makeup because soon after my 21st birthday, I noticed I was no longer dating WASPs.
Susan Isaacs
I was always the weirdo who wanted to have an egalitarian service in synagogue and felt I was always going against the grain.
Susan Isaacs
We joined a Conservative synagogue. I began learning through engagement, rote and reading. Suddenly, I belongedwell, to the extent that a novelist can ever feel she is part of a group; we may be part of a minyan, but we’re not fully merged into the community.
Susan Isaacs
With my middle-class metabolism, the suburbs were where I always wanted to be.
Susan Isaacs
I can only write about two or three pages of fiction a day.
Susan Isaacs
Just as you can accept Miss Marple going to tea with the vicar, there’s no reason why Long Island can’t have a universality to it.
Susan Isaacs
I am married to a happy camper. He’s a criminal lawyer who thinks people are inherently good and will befriend him. His father, at 93, is the same way.
Susan Isaacs
At the beginning, I really wanted to be home with my kid. I was a product of my generation. But in the suburbs, you are very isolated, really alone.
Susan Isaacs
Everyone has early fiction fantasies, but it wasn’t until my second child Betsy was born that I allowed the urge to write a novel bubble up.
Susan Isaacs
Our culture is so celebrity-obsessed that for individuals to show they matter, they need to display their intimacy to fame.
Susan Isaacs
There are days where I lose track of time, of place, of everything else, because I’ve been transported to another universe.
Susan Isaacs
My first novel, ‘Compromising Positions,’ was a whodunit. The protagonist was a Long Island Jewish housewife who turns private investigator. But she was Jewish the way I was: lighting Sabbath candles but envying her Protestant and Catholic friendsDecember decorating options.
Susan Isaacs
Style is not my long suit, but I’m really fascinated by it.
Susan Isaacs
I never failed at anything in fiction.
Susan Isaacs
For a novelist, no matter what, it’s a complete work, even if it’s not published. But if you write a screenplay, and it’s not performed, then it’s a sad and frustrating experience.
Susan Isaacs