Amy Bloom

Literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness.
– Amy Bloom

Everyone has two memories. The one you can tell and the one that is stuck to the underside of that, the dark, tarry smear of what happened.
– Amy Bloom

The past is a candle at great distance: too close to let you quit, too far to comfort you.
– Amy Bloom

My ideal meal varies, depending on the time of year. Lobster on a deck overlooking a beach at sunset is one – but all my kids have to be there, because they are all lobster-lovers. Making a bolognese sauce over pappardelle for my husband on a winter evening, because he loves my bolognese sauce and it’s his comfort food.

– Amy Bloom