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Maybe all wondrous books appea...

Maybe all wondrous books appear in our lives the way Milo's tollbooth appears, an inexplicable gift, cast up by some curious chance that comes to feel, after we have finished and fallen in love with the book, like the workings of a secret purpose. Of all the enchantments of beloved books the most mysterious-the most phantasmal-is the way they always seem to come our way precisely when we need them.

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Nothing that had ever happened...

Nothing that had ever happened to him, not the shooting of Oyster, or the piteous muttering expiration of John Wesley Shannenhouse, or the death of his father, or internment of his mother and grandfather, not even the drowning of his beloved brother, had ever broken his heart quite as terribly as the realization, when he was halfway to the rimed zinc hatch of the German station, that he was hauling a corpse behind him

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Nothing is boring exept to peo...

Nothing is boring exept to people who aren't really paying attention.

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He had no idea of how long his...

He had no idea of how long his life would one day seem to have gone on; how daily present the absence of love would come to feel. ЂњJust watch me,Ђќ he said.

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Art is a form of exploration, ...

Art is a form of exploration, of sailing off into the unknown alone, heading for those unmarked places on the map. If children are not permitted-not taught-to be adventurers and explorers as children, what will become of the world of adventure, of stories, of literature itself?

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It was nice standing out in th...

It was nice standing out in the darkness, in the damp grass, with spring coming on and a feeling in my heart of imminent disaster.

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Novelist time is reptile time;...

Novelist time is reptile time; novelists tend to be ruminant and brooding, nursers of ancient grievances, second-guessers, Tuesday afternoon quarterbacks, retrospectators, endlessly, like slumping hitters, studying the film of their old whiffs.

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That evening I rode downtown o...

That evening I rode downtown on an unaccountably empty bus, sitting in the last row. At the front I saw a thin cloud of smoke rising around the driver's head. Ђ?Hey, bus driver,' I said. Ђ?Can I smoke?' Ђ?May I,' said the bus driver. Ђ?I love you,' I said.

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That's a big trunk,' James sa...

That's a big trunk,' James said, as we jammed in the leathery old case that looked so much like the black heart of some leviathan. 'It fits a tuba, three suitcases, a dead dog, and a garment bag almost perfectly.' 'That's just what they used to say in the ads,' I said...

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Every golden age is as much a ...

Every golden age is as much a matter of disregard as of felicity.

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You need three things to becom...

You need three things to become a successful novelist: talent, luck and discipline. Discipline is the one element of those three things that you can control, and so that is the one that you have to focus on controlling, and you just have to hope and trust in the other two.

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Jerome Charyn is one of the mo...

Jerome Charyn is one of the most important writers in American literature and one of only three now writing whose work makes me truly happy to be a reader.

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The two dozen commonplace chil...

The two dozen commonplace childhood photographs - snowsuit, pony, tennis racket, looming fender of a Dodge - were an inexhaustible source of wonder for him, at her having existed before he met her, and of sadness for his possessing nothing of the ten million minutes of that black-and-white scallop-edged existence save these few proofs.

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That's why school was invented...

That's why school was invented - to give your parents some peace and quiet during the day.

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When I'm writing solitude feel...

When I'm writing solitude feels very good. But when I'm not writing it feels lonely... Having a big family solves that problem.

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I have a good memory for words...

I have a good memory for words, and when I come upon a word I don't know, I remember it, or try to - it's almost like a tic.

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I don't do a lot of foisting, ...

I don't do a lot of foisting, because when it comes to books I don't really like to be foisted upon.

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... and because it was a drunk...

... and because it was a drunken perception, it was perfect, entire, and lasted about half a second.

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There was something unmistakab...

There was something unmistakably exultant about the mess that Rosa had made. Her bedroom-studio was at once the canvas, journal, museum, and midden of her life. She did not ЂњdecorateЂќ it; she infused it.

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A true storyteller is really g...

A true storyteller is really good at writing himself into a corner and then finding a way out of that corner

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