Anne Tyler is an acclaimed American novelist, short story writer and literary critic. She is known for the vivid way in which she builds the characters in her stories. Tyler studied Russian at Duke University and then attended Columbia University for her post graduate education. It was during her time as a student at Duke University that her story ‘Paula’ was published in the literary journal at the University. Despite a break in her career as a writer, Tyler has published some of the most well-known works in the English language. Some of her noted novels include ‘Breathing Lessons’, ‘Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant’, ‘Searching for Caleb’ and ‘A Patchwork Planet’. She won the ‘Pulitzer Prize’ for Fiction in 1989 for the novel ‘Breathing Lessons’. She had also been awarded the ‘National Book Critics Circle Award’ for Fiction in 1985 for the novel ‘The Accidental Tourist’ and it remains one of her most widely read books. Anne Tyler is without doubt one of the most influential and important story-tellers of the modern era and here are some of the most famous quotes and sayings from her life and work. Take a look at the most memorable quotations and thoughts by Anne Tyler which have been excerpted from the vast sea of her works.