Accidental Quotes

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Isobelle Carmody
“Maruman does not loll.”
Isobelle Carmody, The Keeping Place

Liane Moriarty
“And maybe it was more than that.

Maybe it was actually an unspoken instant agreement between the four women on the balcony: No woman should pay for the accidental death of this particular man. Maybe it was an involuntary, atavistic response to thousands of years of violence against women. Maybe it was for every rape, every brutal backhanded slap, every other Perry that had come before this one.”
Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies

“I think if a story has a message it should be incidental and accidental, otherwise it leans too close to indoctrination.”
Karen Lord

James          Anderson
“When someone says we need to talk, what he or she usually means is you will listen. Any conversation that takes place will be accidental.”
James Anderson, The Never-Open Desert Diner

Julia Glass
“Americans refused to see accidents as accidental. They did not comprehend they while tragedy always exacts a formidable price, it rarely incurs a debt.”
Julia Glass, And the Dark Sacred Night

Amit Kalantri
“Faster is fatal, slower is safe.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Steven Millhauser
“He sank back into his black-and-white world, his immobile world of inanimate drawings that had been granted the secret of motion, his death-world with its hidden gift of life. But that life was a deeply ambiguous life, a conjurer's trick, a crafty illusion based on an accidental property of the retina, which retained an image for a fraction of a second after the image was no longer present. On this frail fact was erected the entire structure of the cinema, that colossal confidence game. The animated cartoon was a far more honest expression of the cinematic illusion than the so-called realistic film, because the cartoon reveled in its own illusory nature, exulted in the impossible--indeed it claimed the impossible as its own, exalted it as its own highest end, found in impossibility, in the negation of the actual, its profoundest reason for being. The animated cartoon was nothing but the poetry of the impossible--therein lay its exhilaration and its secret melancholy. For this willful violation of the actual, while it was an intoxicating release from the constriction of things, was at the same time nothing but a delusion, an attempt to outwit mortality. As such it was doomed to failure. And yet it was desperately important to smash through the constriction of the actual, to unhinge the universe and let the impossible stream in, because otherwise--well, otherwise the world was nothing but an editorial cartoon.”
Steven Millhauser, Little Kingdoms

Christina Engela
“Damage report, sir?” Skotchdopole asked, climbing off his console into his seat.
“To hell with that!” he roared, this was no accidental side-effect of arriving – it was clear they were under attack by hostile aliens. “Fire! Shoot the crap outta them!”
Christina Engela

“Don’t just remain an accidental being.”
Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are you wasting time, spending time or investing time?