Quotables: Ann Patchett

"Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it... It's kind of a talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are a spectator in the gallery or you are listing to the voice of the world's greatest soprano. Not everyone can be an artist. There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see."

-Ann Patchett, Bel Canto


  1. me likey! One of my favorite books. I just bought The Patron Saint of Liars, I hope its as good.

  2. me too! i am halfway through Bel Canto right now and it is quickly becoming one of my new favorites! let me know how The Patron Saint of Liars turns out!