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Karen Thompson Walker Quotes: I first started writing fiction in college because I was attracted to beautiful sentences. I loved to read them. I wanted to write them.
         

I first started writing fiction in college because I was attracted to beautiful sentences. I loved to read them. I wanted to write them.


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How much sweeter life would be if it all happened in reverse, if, after decades of disappointments, you finally arrived at an age when you had conceded nothing, when everything was possible.

How much sweeter life would be if it all happened in reverse, if, after decades of disappointments, you finally arrived at an age when you had conceded nothing, when everything was possible.



Fear is ... a kind of unintentional storytelling that we are all born knowing how to do.

Fear is ... a kind of unintentional storytelling that we are all born knowing how to do.



Just like all great stories, our fears focus our attention on a question that is as important in life as it is in literature: What will happen next?

Just like all great stories, our fears focus our attention on a question that is as important in life as it is in literature: What will happen next?



But the past is long, and the future is short.

But the past is long, and the future is short.



It requires a certain kind of bravery, I suppose, to choose the status quo. There's a certain boldness to inaction.

It requires a certain kind of bravery, I suppose, to choose the status quo. There's a certain boldness to inaction.



We were a different kind of Christian, the quiet, reasonable kind, a breed embarrassed by the mention of miracles.

We were a different kind of Christian, the quiet, reasonable kind, a breed embarrassed by the mention of miracles.



I can write all the way through the morning, when my mind is clear, and there are no distractions.

I can write all the way through the morning, when my mind is clear, and there are no distractions.



To some degree we all live with uncertainty. We have no control over the future. Yet we carry on, we persevere, because, I guess, it's the way we're made.

To some degree we all live with uncertainty. We have no control over the future. Yet we carry on, we persevere, because, I guess, it's the way we're made.



My goal was just to tell the unlikely story in a way that would feel as convincing as possible.

My goal was just to tell the unlikely story in a way that would feel as convincing as possible.



I guess it never is what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophes are always different—unimagined, unprepared for, unknown.

I guess it never is what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophes are always different—unimagined, unprepared for, unknown.





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Okay, I cannot say this without being very direct. If you are looking for a spouse or even a romance through social media, you are looking for trouble.



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