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Stephenie Meyer, born on December 24, 1973, in Hartford, Connecticut, is the best-selling author of the Twilight book series. Inspired by a dream, she wrote the first book and attracted the attention of agent Jodi Reamer, who secured her a three-book publishing deal.
The books have sold more than 250 million copies, been translated into 37 languages, and adapted for a hit film series that includes five installments.
We have compiled a list of Stephenie Meyer quotes for you to read.
Stephenie Meyer Quotes
I always write things that entertain me, and one of the things that I find really enjoyable to explore is the idea of love. I like looking at my own life and my friends and family and how love changes who you are. It fascinates me.
Being Mormon is a big part of who I am, and I try very hard to live the right way, but I don’t know that I’m an example. I hate to say, ‘Yes, look at me. I’m a good example of being Mormon.’ I want to be the best person I can be, so in that aspect, maybe I’m a good example.
I’d really like having a couple days of being a rock star, although I’d rather be a backup – like maybe the drummer for Muse… It would also be fun to be gorgeous, like be Charlize Theron, just for a couple of days.
With ‘The Host,’ I think the actors could be really big names. That would be cool. I’d love to see Robert Redford put on a beard and be Jeb; he would be amazing… Matt Damon has some very Jared-esque qualities, and then Casey Affleck as Ian and Ben Affleck as Kyle. Imagine the interplay.
Sometimes ideas feel like they were already there, and that you’re just discovering them.
Becoming a vampire is forever. You don’t get to change your mind about it later. For me, I think that’s one of the big drawbacks with anything that’s permanent. How do you know how you’re going to feel in five years or 10 years? Even with a tattoo.
What’s funny about that is when I was writing Twilight just for myself and not thinking of it as a book, I was not thinking about publishing, and yet at the same time I was casting it in my head. Because when I read books, I see them very visually.
All I can guess is that when I write, I forget that it’s not real. I’m living the story, and I think people can read that sincerity about the characters. They are real to me while I’m writing them, and I think that makes them real to the readers as well.
I feel like reading really defined me as a writer because I lived my life outside of my own body for so much of my life and I loved it. I’ve always been a reader. I think living all those stories served me to naturally take that next step to creating.
There was a different ending to ‘New Moon’ originally. It was a much quieter book. It was very much all in Bella’s head.
When I was 8, I was reading ‘Gone with the Wind’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and all that, not knowing it wasn’t my reading level.
It’s easier to come up with new stories than it is to finish the ones you already have. I think every author would feel that way.
I grew up in a community where it was not the exception to be a good girl.
It was sort of expected. And all of my friends were good girls too, and my boyfriends were good boys. Everybody was pretty nice. And that affects how I write my characters. There aren’t very many bad guys in my novels.
Maybe it’s because I’m a little naive, but I do like to think that there aren’t really very many truly bad people in the world. I think that everybody has their reasons for what they do, and if you really look through their eyes, you could probably understand them.
I’ve seen little pieces of ‘Interview with a Vampire’ when it was on TV, but I kind of always go yuck! I don’t watch R-rated movies, so that really cuts down on a lot of the horror.
It’s sad when you can’t make everyone happy, though. It’s impossible but, at the same time, you still hope. You think, ‘Maybe I can do it,’ but you know you can’t. But gosh, if I had to rely on giving people what they wanted, I would have had to write 40 billion different books and even then, I wouldn’t get it right.
I tried, after I wrote ‘Twilight,’ to read ‘The Historian,’ because it was the big thing that summer. But I can’t read other people’s vampires. If it’s too close, I get upset; if it’s too far away, I get upset. It just makes me very neurotic.
If I were to continue on with ‘The Host,’ which is a possibility, there are characters and stories that could continue… If I went ahead with that, it would be two more… Next would be ‘The Soul,’ and then ‘The Seeker.’
It’s important for me to be free and know I’m acting for myself. I do things because I want to, and that’s important. You want to be your own person.
No, actually ‘The Host’ was totally a palate-cleanser for me. I wanted to do something a little bit different than romantic love. Romantic love is in there, obviously, because I enjoy writing about that and living it a lot.
Casting is really exciting. With ‘Twilight,’ I wasn’t involved at all with the casting in the original. They kept me in the loop, which was great. They’d be like, ‘Hey Kristen Stewart’s gonna do it’ and I was like, ‘Really? Awesome.’
Vampirism, for me, was a way to live in fantasy and have superpowers, but not just in a really perfect, happy, everything is great way. It’s superpowers with a cost. It’s having to be the villain, and what do you do about that.
I had the easiest publishing experience in the entire world. I sent out fifteen courier letters to agents, got five no replies, nine rejections and one I want to see it. A month later I had an agent. Another month later I had a three book deal with Little Brown.
I can always make things longer than I intend for them to be, but cutting things down is just brutal. It’s like cutting off your fingers every time you lose a word.
As far as expense, I think if ‘Twilight’ does well enough, then we should be able to do the big expensive stuff for the sequels. I mean, we have to have werewolves, there’s no way around it. They have to be there.
I just know I’m too much of a wuss for Stephen King’s books. I’m way too chicken to read horror.
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