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    Alice Hoffman
    “Books may well be the only true magic.”
    Alice Hoffman

  • #2
    Alice Hoffman
    “It doesn't matter what people tell you. It doesn't matter what they might say. Sometimes you have to leave home. Sometimes, running away means you're headed in the exact right direction.”
    Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic

  • #3
    Alice Hoffman
    “People hide their truest nature. I understood that; I even applauded it. What sort of world would it be if people bled all over the sidewalks, if they wept under trees, smacked whomever they despised, kissed strangers, revealed themselves?”
    Alice Hoffman, The Ice Queen

  • #4
    Alice Hoffman
    “The moon is always jealous of the heat of the day, just as the sun always longs for something dark and deep.”
    Alice Hoffman, Practical Magic

  • #5
    Alice Hoffman
    “Every fairy tale had a bloody lining. Every one had teeth and claws.”
    Alice Hoffman, The Ice Queen

  • #6
    Alice Hoffman
    “That is the joy of reading fiction: when all is said and done, the novel belongs to the reader and his or her imagination.”
    Alice Hoffman

  • #7
    Alice Hoffman
    “I wrote to find beauty and purpose, to know that love is possible and lasting and real, to see day lilies and swimming pools, loyalty and devotion, even though my eyes were closed, and all that surrounded me was a darkened room. I wrote because that was who I was at the core, and if I was too damaged to walk around the block, I was lucky all the same. Once I got to my desk, once I started writing, I still believed anything was possible.”
    Alice Hoffman

  • #8
    Alice Hoffman
    “I didn’t want to be prideful anymore. I wanted to be as hard as and brittle as the stones I carted into the woods. Stones that could not feel or cry or see. I wished not to feel anything at all.

    In no time, what I wished for, I became.”
    Alice Hoffman, Green Angel

  • #9
    John Irving
    “Religious freedom should work two ways: we should be free to practice the religion of our choice, but we must also be free from having someone else's religion practiced on us.”
    John Irving, My Movie Business: A Memoir

  • #10
    John Irving
    “The only way you get Americans to notice anything is to tax them or draft them or kill them.”
    John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

  • #11
    John Irving
    “The desire to never leave your side, the desire to never see you again. The desire to see your face asleep on the pillow beside my face and to see your eyes open in the morning when I lie next to you—just watching you, waiting for you to wake up.”
    John Irving, Until I Find You

  • #12
    John Irving
    “I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice. Not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God. I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.”
    John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

  • #13
    John Irving
    “If watching television doesn't hasten death, it surely manages to make death very inviting; for television so shamelessly sentimentalizes and romanticizes death that it makes the living feel they have missed something - just by staying alive.”
    John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

  • #14
    John Irving
    “I will tell you what is my overriding perception of the last twenty years: that we are a civilization careening toward a succession of anticlimaxes – toward an infinity of unsatisfying, and disagreeable endings. ”
    John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

  • #15
    John Irving
    “it's not god who's fucked up, it's the screamers who say they believe in him and who claim to pursue their ends in his holy name.”
    John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

  • #16
    Joyce Carol Oates
    “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.”
    Joyce Carol Oates



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