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“Humor is almost always anger with its make-up on.”
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“For men, I think, love is a thing formed of equal parts lust and astonishment. The astonishment part women understand. The lust part they only think they understand.”
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“I see things, that's all. Write enough stories and every shadow on the floor looks like a footprint; every line in the dirt like a secret message.”
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“I felt lonely and content at the same time. I believe that is a rare kind of happiness.”
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tags: truth
“The muses are ghosts, and sometimes they come uninvited.”
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“This is how we go on: one day at a time, one meal at a time, one pain at a time, one breath at a time. Dentists go on one root-canal at a time; boat-builders go on one hull at a time. If you write books, you go on one page at a time. We turn from all we know and all we fear. We study catalogues, watch football games, choose Sprint over AT&T. We count the birds in the sky and will not turn from the window when we hear the footsteps behind us as something comes up the hall; we say yes, I agree that clouds often look like other things - fish and unicorns and men on horseback - but they are really only clouds. Even when the lightening flashes inside them we say they are only clouds and turn our attention to the next meal, the next pain, the next breath, the next page. This is how we go on.”
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“A person can go along quite awhile if they get a good day every once and again.”
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tags: truth
“Her body was wrapped in shadows like moth wings, like rose-petals.”
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“I was being paid to do what I loved, and there's no gig on earth better than that; it's like a license to steal.”
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“I think reality is thin, you know, thin as lake ice after a thaw, and we fill our lives with noise and light and motion to hide that thinness from ourselves.”
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“So what, ghosts can't hurt you. That's what I thought then.”
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“Readers have a loyalty that cannot be matched anywhere else in the creative arts, which explains why so many writers who have run out of gas can keep coasting anyway, propelled on to the bestseller lists by the magic words AUTHOR OF on the covers of their books.”
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“The dream didn't fade as dreams usually do upon waking.”
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“the look of the sky as the day's blue blood runs out of its cheek.”
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“The water was glassy and calm, still candy-colored in the afterglow of sunset.”
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“Things conceived by minds and made by hands can never be quite the same, even if they try their best to be identical, because they're never the same from day to day or even moment to moment.”
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tags: truth
“What comes in when daylight leaves is a kind of certainty: that beneath the skin there is a secret, some mystery both black and bright. You feel this mystery in every breath, you see it in every shadow, you expect to plunge into it at every turn of a step.”
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“Grief is like a drunken house guest, always coming back for one more goodbye hug.”
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“...fear is actually an acronym for Fuck Everything And Run.”
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tags: fear
“A writer is a man who has taught his mind to misbehave.”
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“And perhaps the greatest blessing was that we never knew how short the time was.”
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“When one has little faith, one must survive from day to day signs-”
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“The smell of oil in the air was huge and furry.”
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“Murder is the worst kind of pornography, murder is let me do what I want taken to its final extreme.”
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“Why would she do that?"
"Because she's a Yankee - a Maine Yankee, the worst kind. On a given day, they can make the Irish look logical.”
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“Dead people put on weight, it seems to me; both in their flesh and in our minds, they put on weight.”
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tags: death, loss
“I don't call people for help. It's not because of the way I was raised, at least I don't think so; it's the
way I was made. Johanna once said that if I was drowning at Dark Score Lake, where we have a summer home, I would die silently fifty feet out from the public beach rather than yell for help. It's
not a question of love or affection. I can give those and I can take them. I feel pain like anyone else.
I need to touch and be touched. But if someone asks me, 'Are you all right?' I can't answer no. I
can't say help me.”
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“No hay necesidad de ser grosero, señor Noonan.
Yo no estaba siendo grosero. Si hubiera querido ser grosero, le habría dado la bienvenida con una nube de matacucarachas en la cara.”
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tags: humor
“Even when lightning flashes inside them... we say they are only clouds and turn our attention to the next meal, next pain, next breath, the next page. This is how we go on.”
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“When an imaginative person gets into mental trouble, the line between seeming and being has a way of disappearing-”
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