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  • #1
    Salman Rushdie
    “A poet's work . . . to name the unnamable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world and stop it from going to sleep.”
    Salman Rushdie

  • #2
    Leonard Cohen
    “Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.”
    Leonard Cohen

  • #3
    Sharon Olds
    “I was a late bloomer. But anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky. ”
    Sharon Olds

  • #4
    Zora Neale Hurston
    “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
    Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

  • #5
    Pat Conroy
    “My wound is geography. It is also my anchorage, my port of call.”
    Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides

  • #6
    Willa Cather
    “There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.”
    Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark

  • #7
    Willa Cather
    “People live through such pain only once. Pain comes again—but it finds a tougher surface.”
    Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark

  • #8
    Willa Cather
    “The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one’s own.”
    Willa Cather

  • #9
    Willa Cather
    “Let your fiction grow out of the land beneath your feet.”
    Willa Cather

  • #10
    Willa Cather
    “Success is never so interesting as struggle”
    Willa Cather

  • #11
    Willa Cather
    “Look at my papa here; he's been dead all these years, and yet he is more real to me than almost anybody else. He never goes out of my life. I talk to him and consult him all the time. The older I grow, the better I know him and the more I understand him.”
    Willa Cather

  • #12
    Willa Cather
    “The more observing ones may have seen, but discerning people are usually discreet and often kind, for we usually bleed a little before we begin to discern.”
    Willa Cather

  • #13
    Willa Cather
    “Paris is a hard place to leave, even when it rains incessantly and one coughs continually from the dampness.”
    Willa Cather
    tags: paris

  • #14
    Willa Cather
    “The wild roses were wide open and brilliant, the blue-eyed grass was in purple flower, and the silvery milkweed was just coming on.”
    Willa Cather

  • #15
    Willa Cather
    “Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.”
    Willa Cather, My Ántonia

  • #16
    Amy Tan
    “Everyone must dream. We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming - well, that's like saying you can never change your fate. Isn't that true?”
    Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses

  • #17
    Amy Tan
    “Then you must teach my daughter this same lesson. How to lose your innocence but not your hope. How to laugh forever.”
    Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club
    tags: hope

  • #18
    Amy Tan
    “Because sometimes that is the only way to remember what is in your bones. You must peel off your skin, and that of your mother, and her mother. Until there is nothing. No scar, no skin, no flesh.
    -An-mei”
    Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

  • #19
    Amy Tan
    “I had on a beautiful red dress, but what I saw was even more valuable. I was strong. I was pure. I had genuine thoughts inside that no one could see, that no one could ever take away from me. I was like the wind.
    -Lindo”
    Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

  • #20
    Amy Tan
    “I did not lose myself all at once. I rubbed out my face over the years washing away my pain, the same way carvings on stone are worn down by water. ”
    Amy Tan

  • #21
    Amy Tan
    “We all had our miseries. But to despair was to wish back for something already lost. Or to prolong what was already unbearable.
    -Suyuan”
    Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

  • #22
    Amy Tan
    “Sure I loved him - too much. And he loved me, only not enough. I just want someone who thinks I'm number one in his life. I'm not willing to accept emotional scraps anymore.”
    Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses

  • #23
    Amy Tan
    “But she never looked back with regret. There were so many ways for things to get better.
    -Jing-mei”
    Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

  • #24
    Amy Tan
    “Your life is what you see in front of you.
    -An-mei”
    Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

  • #25
    Amy Tan
    “Words to me were magic. You could say a word and it could conjure up all kinds of images or feelings or a chilly sensation or whatever. It was amazing to me that words had this power.”
    Amy Tan

  • #26
    Margaret Drabble
    “When nothing is sure, everything is possible.”
    Margaret Drabble
    tags: life

  • #27
    Pat Conroy
    “A story untold could be the one that kills you.”
    Pat Conroy

  • #28
    Pat Conroy
    “No story is a straight line. The geometry of a human life is too imperfect and complex, too distorted by the laughter of time and the bewildering intricacies of fate to admit the straight line into its system of laws.”
    Pat Conroy, Beach Music

  • #29
    Pat Conroy
    “She had awakened something in him that had slumbered far too long. Not only did he feel passion, he felt the return of hope.”
    Pat Conroy

  • #30
    Gwendolyn Brooks
    “Live not for Battles Won.
    Live not for The-End-of-the-Song.
    Live in the along.”
    Gwendolyn Brooks, Report from Part One



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