Quotes by Ruth Ozeki

"Sometimes when she told stories about the past her eyes would get teary from all the memories she had, but they weren't tears. She wasn't crying. They were just the memories, leaking out."

"Am I crazy?" she asked. "I feel like I am sometimes."
"Maybe," he said, rubbing her forehead. "But don't worry about it. You need to be a little bit crazy. Crazy is the price you pay for having an imagination. It's your superpower. Tapping into the dream. It's a good thing not a bad thing."

"Life is fleeting. Don't waste a single moment of your precious life. Wake up now! And now! And now!"

"I am a time being. Do you know what a time being is? Well, if you give me a moment, I will tell you. A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be."

"Print is predictable and impersonal, conveying information in a mechanical transaction with the reader’s eye.

Handwriting, by contrast, resists the eye, reveals its meaning slowly, and is as intimate as skin."

Books by Ruth Ozeki

  • My Year of Meats
  • 14,921 ratings
  • March 1st 1999 by Penguin Books

    (first published June 1st 1998)

  • All Over Creation
  • 5,412 ratings
  • March 30th 2004 by Penguin Books

    (first published January 1st 2003)

  • No-No Boy
  • 4,379 ratings
  • May 29th 2018 by Tantor Audio

    (first published 1956)

  • The Face
  • 778 ratings
  • May 15th 2015 by Restless Books

    (first published May 2015)

Ruth Ozeki
  • Ruth Ozeki

  • Born: in New Haven, Connecticut, The United States.

  • Description: Ruth Ozeki (born in New Haven, Connecticut) is a Japanese American novelist. She is the daughter of anthropologist Floyd Lounsbury.

    Ozeki published her debut novel, My Year of Meats, in 1998. She followed up with All Over Creation in 2003. Her new novel, A Tale for the Time Being, was published on March 12, 2013. She is married to Canadian land artist Oliver Kellhammer, and the couple divides their time between New York City and Vancouver.