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Steve Almond Quotes: "We need books...because we are all, in the private kingdoms of our hearts, desperate for the company of a wise, true friend."

We need books...because we are all, in the private kingdoms of our hearts, desperate for the company of a wise, true friend.




Steve Almond Quotes: "Misery loves another idiot with a jukebox where his soul should be."

Misery loves another idiot with a jukebox where his soul should be.




Steve Almond Quotes: "Nothing on Earth is so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night."

Nothing on Earth is so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.



Steve Almond Quotes: "At the end of night, before you close your eyes, be content with what you've done and be proud of who you are."

At the end of night, before you close your eyes, be content with what you've done and be proud of who you are.




Steve Almond Quotes: "I have a hard time defending the production of candy, given that it is basically crack for children and makes them dependent in unwholesome ways."

I have a hard time defending the production of candy, given that it is basically crack for children and makes them dependent in unwholesome ways.



Steve Almond Quotes: "At about the age of ten, during a late summer visit to Sears to buy school clothes, I became aware of the concept of candy by the pound."

At about the age of ten, during a late summer visit to Sears to buy school clothes, I became aware of the concept of candy by the pound.



Steve Almond Quotes: "The answer is that we don't choose our freaks, they choose us."

The answer is that we don't choose our freaks, they choose us.




Steve Almond Quotes: "If you want to fight a cult, you've got to form a cult."

If you want to fight a cult, you've got to form a cult.



Steve Almond Quotes: "The single biggest reason I got my stories taken in various literary magazines - and I want to stress this - is because I refused to give up. Period."

The single biggest reason I got my stories taken in various literary magazines - and I want to stress this - is because I refused to give up. Period.




Steve Almond Quotes: "To look at the work of your peers, and learn how to explain with kindness and precision, the nature of their mistakes is, in fact, how you learn to diagnose your own work."

To look at the work of your peers, and learn how to explain with kindness and precision, the nature of their mistakes is, in fact, how you learn to diagnose your own work.



Steve Almond Quotes: "A lot of what I'm having to do to get myself weaned from football is really limit what media I allow myself to consume. And it's a big drag. But it's also the only way to kick the habit."

A lot of what I'm having to do to get myself weaned from football is really limit what media I allow myself to consume. And it's a big drag. But it's also the only way to kick the habit.




Steve Almond Quotes: "It is in these moments of tender and ridiculous nostalgia that I know something inside me is still broken."

It is in these moments of tender and ridiculous nostalgia that I know something inside me is still broken.



Steve Almond Quotes: "I love men, the restlessness of their corrupted souls, the way they hide their heavy, murderous hearts, their sudden delicacies and small shocking acts of tenderness."

I love men, the restlessness of their corrupted souls, the way they hide their heavy, murderous hearts, their sudden delicacies and small shocking acts of tenderness.



Steve Almond Quotes: "There's something incredibly liberating about a holiday that encourages children to take candy from strangers"

There's something incredibly liberating about a holiday that encourages children to take candy from strangers



Steve Almond Quotes: "Football is Lotto for kids from economically vulnerable neighborhoods."

Football is Lotto for kids from economically vulnerable neighborhoods.



Steve Almond Quotes: "I happen to love football so much and hate myself for loving it."

I happen to love football so much and hate myself for loving it.



Steve Almond Quotes: "Football offers us a sanitized spectacle of combat that has a clear resolution, which we need more and more today given our incoherent overseas "wars.""

Football offers us a sanitized spectacle of combat that has a clear resolution, which we need more and more today given our incoherent overseas "wars."



Steve Almond Quotes: "Capitalism doesn't consider morality. It considers profitability."

Capitalism doesn't consider morality. It considers profitability.



Steve Almond Quotes: "I do think, as crazy as it sounds, that sports is an addiction and that it should be accorded some of the same supports as any other addiction."

I do think, as crazy as it sounds, that sports is an addiction and that it should be accorded some of the same supports as any other addiction.



Steve Almond Quotes: "Most forms of rage, after all, are only sloppy cloaks for grief."

Most forms of rage, after all, are only sloppy cloaks for grief.



Steve Almond Quotes: "There's an invisible army of woman and men who really don't get why we give so much of ourselves to football. And they need to SPEAK UP."

There's an invisible army of woman and men who really don't get why we give so much of ourselves to football. And they need to SPEAK UP.



Steve Almond Quotes: "The truth is, every sport has been turned into a huge, nihilistic business."

The truth is, every sport has been turned into a huge, nihilistic business.



Steve Almond Quotes: "Football is the most successful cult, in terms of members and profits, in human history. Oh wait, there's also religion."

Football is the most successful cult, in terms of members and profits, in human history. Oh wait, there's also religion.



Steve Almond Quotes: "In practice, the Internet functions more frequently as a hive of distraction, a simulated world through which most of us flit from one context to the next . . ."

In practice, the Internet functions more frequently as a hive of distraction, a simulated world through which most of us flit from one context to the next . . .



Steve Almond Quotes: "This was one of those mid-thirties moments when you take a look at the stale, half-chewed bagel your life has become and kiss jealousy on its smokey mouth."

This was one of those mid-thirties moments when you take a look at the stale, half-chewed bagel your life has become and kiss jealousy on its smokey mouth.



Steve Almond Quotes: "There is a point you reach, I mean, when you are just something bad that happened to someone else."

There is a point you reach, I mean, when you are just something bad that happened to someone else.



Steve Almond Quotes: "This, it would turn out, is the main thing we had in common: a susceptibility to the brassy escapism of myth."

This, it would turn out, is the main thing we had in common: a susceptibility to the brassy escapism of myth.