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Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner
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Wallace Stegner
“You can plan all you want to. You can lie in your morning bed and fill whole notebooks with schemes and intentions. But within a single afternoon, within hours or minutes, everything you plan and everything you have fought to make yourself can be undone as a slug is undone when salt is poured on him. And right up to the moment when you find yourself dissolving into foam you can still believe you are doing fine.”
Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety

Wallace Stegner
“Is that the basis of friendship? Is it as reactive as that? Do we respond only to people who seem to find us interesting?... Do we all buzz or ring or light up when people press our vanity buttons, and only then? Can I think of anyone in my whole life whom I have liked without his first showing signs of liking me?”
Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety

Wallace Stegner
“He used to tell me, 'Do what you like to do. It'll probably turn out to be what you do best.”
Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety

Wallace Stegner
“Nothing is so safe as habit, even when habit is faked.”
Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety

Wallace Stegner
“Are writers reporters, prophets, crazies, entertainers, preachers, judges, what?”
Wallace Stegner, Crossing to Safety


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