Quotes from The Princesses of Iowa

M. Molly Backes ·  464 pages

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“How the hell do you sum up your sister in three minutes? She's your twin and your polar opposite. She's your constant companion and your competition. She's your best friend and the biggest bitch in the world. She's everything you wish you could be and everything you wish you weren't.”
― M. Molly Backes, quote from The Princesses of Iowa


“I've never felt a connection like this with anyone else... I don't even know how to explain it. I feel like I already knew you before I met you, and the first time I saw you, the first time I talked to you, was incidental, because the connection was already there --.”
― M. Molly Backes, quote from The Princesses of Iowa


“None of us is delicate enough to touch anyone else without hurting them a little bit.”
― M. Molly Backes, quote from The Princesses of Iowa


“If you are here because you think writing will always be fun, you're in for a disappointment. Writing -- real writing -- is among the most difficult work you will ever face in your life. The irony is that the harder you work at it, the harder it gets.”
― M. Molly Backes, quote from The Princesses of Iowa


“If you're not scared when you are writing you're not working hard enough. You'll be afraid but you have to keep going.”
― M. Molly Backes, quote from The Princesses of Iowa



“It's your writing you guys. Follow it wherever it takes you. All you need to do is tell your truth.”
― M. Molly Backes, quote from The Princesses of Iowa


“The point of freewriting is to get past the voice inside your head that tells you your ideas aren't good enough, your words aren't good enough, you're no writer and so forth.”
― M. Molly Backes, quote from The Princesses of Iowa


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