Quote by Martin Amis
People ask me if I ever thought of writing a children's book. I say, 'If I had a serious brain injury I might well write a children's book', but otherwise the idea of being conscious of who you're directing the story to is anathema to me, because, in my view, fiction is freedom and any restraints on that are intolerable.
In this quote, the author expresses their opposition to the idea of intentionally writing a children's book. They humorously suggest that only a significant brain injury would prompt them to consider it. The author views fiction as a form of creative freedom and believes that consciously restricting the audience or catering to a specific group, such as children, goes against this principle. They consider any limitations or restraints on their storytelling to be intolerable, preferring to write without conscious direction towards a particular audience.