Winner of a National Book Award, two O. Henry Awards, and the National Humanities Medal apart from five Pulitzer Prize nominations, Joyce Carol Oates need no introduction. Her brilliant piece of work says much about her acclaimed writing career that has created a niche for her as an American writer, novelist, essayist and playwright. Oates is a prodigious writer and was born with a love for literature and writing. Lewis Carroll’s book, ‘Alice's Adventures in Wonderland’ caused the most profound literary influence that changed the course of her life. And rest as they say is history. Oates began writing when she was 14. She made her debut in 1963 with the short story, ‘By the North Gate’. Ever since then, Oates has penned more than 40 novels, plays, poetry, non-fiction and short stories. Her most famous novel is ‘We Were the Mulvaneys’. Most of her works revolve around the theme of rural poverty, sexual abuse, class tensions, desire for power, female childhood and adolescence, and occasionally supernatural. Violence also features as a constant in her work. These themes are also visible in her quotes that say much of life and living. Go through his section and get inspired with a new perspective of life through some of Joyce Carol Oates’ quotes.