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Ali Smith Quotes

What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs - Dog Quotes
I told you I'll be ready in FIVE minutes, stop calling me every half hour - Funny Quotes
Dogs teach us a lot of things but none more important than to love unconditionally - Dog Quotes
When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew - William Shakespeare Quotes
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me - Love Quotes
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results - Albert Einstein Quotes
A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future - Friend Quotes
And then you meet one person and your life changes forever - Love Quotes
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A good argument, like a good dialogue, is always a proof of life, but I’d much rather go and read a book.  (Ali Smith Quotes) I wouldn’t call my work Modernist. I would rust if I try to think about labels. I’d feel like the Tin Man in ‘The Wizard of Oz  (Ali Smith Quotes) A game one of my sisters will play with me in my first year of being alive is called Good Baby, Bad Baby. This consists of being told I am a good baby until I smile and laugh, then being told I am a bad baby until I burst into tears. This training will stand me in good stead all through my life  (Ali Smith Quotes) But everything written has style. The list of ingredients on the side of a cornflakes box has style. And everything literary has literary style. And style is integral to a work. How something is told correlates with - more - makes what’s being told. A story is its style  (Ali Smith Quotes) We’re well past the end of the century when time, for the first time, curved, bent, slipped, flash forwarded, and flashed back yet still kept rolling along. We know it all now, with our thoughts traveling at the speed of a tweet, our 140 characters in search of a paragraph. We’re post-history. We’re post-mystery  (Ali Smith Quotes) It’s the word ‘artful’ it’s such a great word, with its dark and its light side, its art and its cunning, the craft and the crafty of it - I’ve been preoccupied with the word ‘artful’ and the twin notions of ‘cornucopia’ and ‘pickpocket’ it suggests for quite some time.  (Ali Smith Quotes) There is a kind of poetry, bad and good, in evrything, everywhere we look  (Ali Smith Quotes) I want to be bored. But I can’t. But I really don’t want to be this thing that I’m having to be instead of being bored.  (Ali Smith Quotes) Happy is what you realize you are a fraction of a second before it’s too late  (Ali Smith Quotes) We’d never expect to understand a piece of music on one listen, but we tend to believe we’ve read a book after reading it just once.  (Ali Smith Quotes) How could 30 years be the blink-of-the-eye it felt? It was the difference between black-and-white footage of the Second World War and David Bowie on ‘Top of the Pops’ singing ‘Life on Mars.’  (Ali Smith Quotes) [...] its small squares of fast-passing light, the early evening windows of the lives of hundreds of others.  (Ali Smith Quotes) I’m blessed in my good friends, and some of them happen to be writers, though that’s almost never what our friendships are about. And every writer I’ve ever read, living or dead, has in one way or another helped and inspired. I have a feeling it’s important not to mix the two up.  (Ali Smith Quotes) Fashion is fickle, and I was published because I was fashionable. Because I was gay  (Ali Smith Quotes) Art makes nothing happen in a way that makes something happen  (Ali Smith Quotes) Remember you must live. remember you most love. remainder you mist leaf  (Ali Smith Quotes) I want to be bored. But I can’t. But I really don’t want to be this thing that I’m having to be instead of being bored  (Ali Smith Quotes) Nothing is harmful to literature except censorship, and that almost never stops literature going where it wants to go either, because literature has a way of surpassing everything that blocks it and growing stronger for the exercise  (Ali Smith Quotes) I’m blessed in my good friends, and some of them happen to be writers, though that’s almost never what our friendships are about. And every writer I’ve ever read, living or dead, has in one way or another helped and inspired. I have a feeling it’s important not to mix the two up  (Ali Smith Quotes) I was at the tail end of the family. The next brother along was already seven years older than me. I remember growing up by myself, playing games by myself  (Ali Smith Quotes) I had a job, I got ill, I left the job to get better, and while I was getting better, I wrote some stories. I sent them to some publishers and the fifth one who replied said they’d take them. Then they went bankrupt. Then that bankrupt publisher got bought by a bigger firm. Story: in the end is the beginning, and in the beginning is the end  (Ali Smith Quotes) We’d never expect to understand a piece of music on one listen, but we tend to believe we’ve read a book after reading it just once  (Ali Smith Quotes) Happy is what you realize you are a fraction of a second before it’s too late  (Ali Smith Quotes) We all know our dates of birth but... every year there is another date that we pass over without knowing what it is but it is just as important it is the other date the death date  (Ali Smith Quotes) Books mean all possibilities. They mean moving out of yourself, losing yourself, dying of thirst and living to your full. They mean everything  (Ali Smith Quotes) There are things that can’t be said, because it’s hard to have to know them  (Ali Smith Quotes) Tonight I can smell the season the way it’s usually only possible to at the very first moments of its return, before you’re used to it, when you’ve forgotten its smell, then there it is back in the air and the flow of things shifting and resettling again  (Ali Smith Quotes) To be known so well by someone is an unimaginable gift. But to be imagined so well by someone is even better  (Ali Smith Quotes) The whole point is, we can forget. It’s important that we forget some things. Otherwise we’d go round the world carrying a hodload of stuff we just don’t need  (Ali Smith Quotes) Oh. To be filled with goodness then shattered by goodness, so beautifully mosaically fragmented by such shocking goodness  (Ali Smith Quotes)
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