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Writing poetry and reading books causes brain damage.
Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
Music could ache and hurt, that beautiful music was a place a suffering man could hide.
A new novel awaits my arrival, prepares for my careful inspection. Yet a novel is always a long dream that lives in me for years before I know where to go to hunt it out.
A woman in Charlotte approached me and said that she’s tired of the dysfunction in my novels. I told her I was sorry, but that is how the world has presented itself to me throughout my life.
The mind is an intricate mechanism that can be run on the fuels of both victory and defeatism.
I have read like a man on fire my whole life because the genius of English teachers touched me with the dazzling beauty of language.
I have yet to meet an English teacher who assigned a book to damage a kid.
Basketball allowed me to revere my father without him knowing what I was up to. I took up basketball as a form of homage and mimicry.
If not for sports, I do not think my father would have ever talked to me.
We had made the error of staying small – and there is no more unforgivable crime in America.
I think I learned about the relationship between books and life from Margaret Mitchell.
It's politics . . . It makes everybody stupid. When you grow up, you'll know what I mean.
A man's only got so many yeses inside him before he uses them all up.
Among the worst things about growing old is the loss of those irreplaceable friends who added richness and depth to your life.
In every southerner, beneath the veneer of clichés lies a much deeper motherlode of cliché. But even cliché is overlaid with enormous power when a child is involved.
Love had always issued out of the places that hurt the most.
I envy the tireless intimacy of women’s friendship, its lastingness, and its unbendable strength.
Generosity is the rarest of qualities in American writers.
I take account of my life and find that I have lived a lot and learned very little.
I was trying to unravel the complicated trigonometry of the radical thought that silence could make up the greatest lie ever told.
I've always admired people who give accurate directions, and the tribe is small.
You're going to act like a happy man. I know, I know. It's the hardest role in the world.
I lived with the terrible knowledge that one day I would be an old man still waiting for my real life to start. Already, I pitied that old man.
She understood the nature of sin and knew that its most volatile form was the kind that did not recognize itself.
The most powerful words in English are, "Tell me a story.
There was always a grandeur and a nobility in my megalomania. And also something cheap and loathsome that I could not help.
Because I’ve gotten older, I worry that there will be a steep decline in my talent, but I promise not to let the same thing happen to my passion for writing.
Wasn't Atlanta the murder capital of the U.S. last year?" "Yes, but the airport's perfectly safe.
Help them, but don't make friends with them.
College was to teach me that I was one of life's journeymen, eager to excel but lacking the requisite gifts.
One can learn anything, anything at all, I thought, if provided by a gifted and passionate teacher.
There is no teacher more discriminating or transforming than loss.
Good coaching is good teaching and nothing else.
The water was pure and cold and came out of the Apennines tasting like snow melted in the hands of a pretty girl.
Read the great books, gentlemen, ” Mr. Monte said one day. “Just the great ones. Ignore the others. There’s not enough time.
You must appreciate beauty for it to endure.
Before I met the Jesuits, I’d never encountered another group who thought that intellect and arrogance were treasures beyond price and necessities in waging wars against blasphemers, heretics.
I can forgive almost any crime if a great story is left in its wake.
I felt the sharp sting of emptiness and solitude that you feel so acutely and with such internal sorrow and wonder whenever music is performed well.
I don’t know when reading books became the most essential thing about me, but it happened over the years and I found myself the most willing servant of what I considered a rich habit.
Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.
Losing well was a gift, but winning well is this stuff of the authentic manhood.
Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.
i was delighted I had offended her upholstered sensibilities.
I have always been attracted to male writers who can demonstrate their love and affection for women with ease, yet not draw attention to themselves.
When mom and dad went to war the only prisoners they took were the children
My father managed to change his entire life after I wrote a novel about his brutal regime as a family man. It took resoluteness and courage for my father to change, and I need to acknowledge that.
It’s the great surprise of my life that I ended up loving [my father] so much.
One must always forgive another's passion.