- Name: Annie Dillard
- Born: 04/30/1945 (75 years old)
- Occupation: Writer
Annie Dillard (born April 30, 1945) is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non-fiction. She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir. Her 1974 work Pilgrim at Tinker Creek won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. From 1980, Dillard taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut.
Birth Name: Meta Ann Doak
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 1975 – Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Genre: Nonfiction, fiction, poetry
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Annie Dillard quotes :
It is ironic that the one thing that all religions recognize as separating us from our creator, our very self-consciousness, is also the one thing that divides us from our fellow creatures. It was a bitter birthday present from evolution.Annie Dillard
The notion of the infinite variety of detail and the multiplicity of forms is a pleasing one; in complexity are the fringes of beauty, and in variety are generosity and exuberance.Annie Dillard
As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.Annie Dillard
There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.Annie Dillard
It's a little silly to finally learn how to write at this age. But I long ago realized I was secretly sincere.Annie Dillard
People love pretty much the same things best. A writer looking for subjects inquires not after what he loves best, but after what he alone loves at all.Annie Dillard
Eskimo: 'If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?' Priest: 'No, not if you did not know.' Eskimo: 'Then why did you tell me?'Annie Dillard