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Tim O'Brien Quotes: "That’s what fiction is for. It’s for getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth."

That’s what fiction is for. It’s for getting at the truth when the truth isn’t sufficient for the truth.




Tim O'Brien Quotes: "Imagination, like reality, has its limits."

Imagination, like reality, has its limits.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "The wars don't end when you sign peace treaties or when the years go by. They will echo on until I'm gone and all the widows and orphans are gone."

The wars don't end when you sign peace treaties or when the years go by. They will echo on until I'm gone and all the widows and orphans are gone.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "What stories can do, I guess, is make things present.I can look at things I never looked at. I can attach faces to grief and love and pity and God. I can be brave. I can make myself feel again."

What stories can do, I guess, is make things present.I can look at things I never looked at. I can attach faces to grief and love and pity and God. I can be brave. I can make myself feel again.




Tim O'Brien Quotes: "Writing doesn’t get easier with experience. The more you know, the harder it is to write."

Writing doesn’t get easier with experience. The more you know, the harder it is to write.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "I hated him for making me stop hating him"

I hated him for making me stop hating him



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "Do we choose sleep? Hell no and bullshit - we fall. We give ourselves over to possibility, to whim and fancy, to the bed, to the pillow, the tiny white tablet. And these choose for us."

Do we choose sleep? Hell no and bullshit - we fall. We give ourselves over to possibility, to whim and fancy, to the bed, to the pillow, the tiny white tablet. And these choose for us.




Tim O'Brien Quotes: "Poetry is not an issue of form and enjambments. Poetry, as the word is classically used, has to do with sound and sense. It can be rhyme. It can be rhythm, pace, breath."

Poetry is not an issue of form and enjambments. Poetry, as the word is classically used, has to do with sound and sense. It can be rhyme. It can be rhythm, pace, breath.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "If you don't care for obscenity, you don't care for the truth."

If you don't care for obscenity, you don't care for the truth.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "He'd been coiled like a snake for years and the tension had gone slack and when he was ready to spring the spring wasn't there, but it could be recoiled."

He'd been coiled like a snake for years and the tension had gone slack and when he was ready to spring the spring wasn't there, but it could be recoiled.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "With a hangover and with fear, it is difficult to put a helmet on your head."

With a hangover and with fear, it is difficult to put a helmet on your head.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "Words, too, have genuine substance -- mass and weight and specific gravity."

Words, too, have genuine substance -- mass and weight and specific gravity.




Tim O'Brien Quotes: "In fiction workshops, we tend to focus on matters of verisimilitude largely because such issues are so much easier to talk about than the failure of imagination."

In fiction workshops, we tend to focus on matters of verisimilitude largely because such issues are so much easier to talk about than the failure of imagination.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "I know what it is to feel unloved, to want revenge, to make mistakes, to suffer disappointment, yet also to find the courage to go forward in life."

I know what it is to feel unloved, to want revenge, to make mistakes, to suffer disappointment, yet also to find the courage to go forward in life.




Tim O'Brien Quotes: "Stories are for joining the past to the future."

Stories are for joining the past to the future.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "On occasions the war was like a Ping-Pong ball. You could put fancy spin on it, you could make it dance."

On occasions the war was like a Ping-Pong ball. You could put fancy spin on it, you could make it dance.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "I learned that moral courage is harder than physical courage."

I learned that moral courage is harder than physical courage.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "What stories can do, I guess, is make things present."

What stories can do, I guess, is make things present.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "Fantasy has a dark side to it. It also has a light hemisphere - the power of the human imagination to keep going, to imagine a better tomorrow."

Fantasy has a dark side to it. It also has a light hemisphere - the power of the human imagination to keep going, to imagine a better tomorrow.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "I survived, but it's not a happy ending."

I survived, but it's not a happy ending.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "And in the end, really, there's nothing much to say about a true war story, except maybe "Oh."

And in the end, really, there's nothing much to say about a true war story, except maybe "Oh.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "Love, as wonderful and horrible as it is, has at its center a kind of pitiful humor."

Love, as wonderful and horrible as it is, has at its center a kind of pitiful humor.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "They would repair the leaks in their eyes."

They would repair the leaks in their eyes.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to."

Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "He wanted to heat up the truth, to make it burn so hot that you would feel exactly what he felt."

He wanted to heat up the truth, to make it burn so hot that you would feel exactly what he felt.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "You can't fix your mistakes. Once people are dead, you can't make them undead."

You can't fix your mistakes. Once people are dead, you can't make them undead.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "Nostalgia-- that's the basic sickness, and I never heard of a doctor who can cure it."

Nostalgia-- that's the basic sickness, and I never heard of a doctor who can cure it.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "I received my draft notice right after graduation from college and had three months before going into the Army in September to think about it."

I received my draft notice right after graduation from college and had three months before going into the Army in September to think about it.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "Each morning, despite the unknowns, they made their legs move."

Each morning, despite the unknowns, they made their legs move.




Tim O'Brien Quotes: "That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth."

That's what fiction is for. It's for getting at the truth when the truth isn't sufficient for the truth.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "Don't throw away luck on little stuff. Save it up."

Don't throw away luck on little stuff. Save it up.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "I was a coward. I went to the war."

I was a coward. I went to the war.



Tim O'Brien Quotes: "But I do like churches. The way it feels inside. It feels good when you just sit there, like you're in a forest and everything's really quiet, except there's still this sound you can't hear."

But I do like churches. The way it feels inside. It feels good when you just sit there, like you're in a forest and everything's really quiet, except there's still this sound you can't hear.