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Dorothy Allison Quotes

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results - Albert Einstein Quotes
I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure - Funny Quotes
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain Quotes
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work - Fail Quotes
If cats could talk, they wouldn't - Cat Quotes
I like me a little bit more when i'm with you - Love Quotes
And then you meet one person and your life changes forever - Love Quotes
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary - Work Quotes
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Things come apart so easily when they have been held together with lies  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) It’s fun to tease people about where fiction and life intersect  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) Life ain’t the movies  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) ... survival is the least of my desires  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) I wanted her to to go on talking and understand without me saying anything. I wanted her to love me enough to leave him, to pack us up and take us away from him, to kill him if need be. (107)  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) Hunger makes you restless. you dream about food - not just any food, but perfect food, the best food, magical meals, famous and awe-inspiring, the one piece of meat, the exact taste of buttery corn, tomatoes so ripe they split and sweeten the air, beans so crisp they snap between the teeth, gravy like mother’s milk singing to your bloodstream  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) Two or three things I know, two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is that to go on living I have to tell stories, that stories are the one sure way I know to touch the heart and change the world  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) What’s the best thing you can do for your writing? Construct a boring life.  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) The bottom line is I’m writing to save the dead. I’m writing to save the people I have lost, some of whose bodies are still walking around  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) I think I would have died if there hadn’t been the women’s movement. It gave me a vision that I could do something different, and it gave me an understanding that I wasn’t a monster, or sport, or a betrayer of my family.  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) My son, Wolf, was born when I was past 40 and the author of a best-selling novel. That means he has grown up a middle-class child - one who sometimes asks me for stories of my childhood but knows nothing of what it means to grow up poor and afraid. I have worked to make sure of that.  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) The hardest thing to teach young writers is that it’s wonderful to tell your truth. And that’s what you should do. But it damn well better be beautiful.  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) I was born in 1949, and by the time I was 10, I figured out that my hope chest was not aimed in the same direction everybody else’s was. And that life was going to be very, very complicated. And that I could either be provocative and declamatory, or shy, retiring and scared.  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) I think it’s wonderful that people in pickup trucks are buying two flats of dog food and a copy of ‘Bastard.’ I want my view of the world to be right up there next to gallon boxes of Tide.  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) My sisters, we didn’t like each other as kids. We were scared of each other, I think, but we’ve grown to love each other. It was fun to write about these sisters who were supposed to hate each other but really don’t.  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) Teenagers are free verse walking around on two legs  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) I was born trash in a land where the people all believe themselves natural aristocrats  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) I claimed myself and remade my life  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) I can’t write what I don’t believe in  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) It’s fun to tease people about where fiction and life intersect  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) Writing is the only way I know to demand justice from an uncaring universe  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) Piece by piece, my mother is being stolen from me  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) Why write stories? To join the conversation  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) Change, when it comes, cracks everything open  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) I do not write about nice people. I am not nice people  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) Fiction is the great lie that tells the truth  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) I need you to do more than survive. As writers, as revolutionaries, tell the truth, your truth in your own way. Do not buy into their system of censorship, imagining that if you drop this character or hide that emotion, you can slide through their blockades. Do not eat your heart out in the hope of pleasing them  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) I think I would have died if there hadn't been the women's movement  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) Fiction is a piece of truth that turns lies to meaning  (Dorothy Allison Quotes) I did not begin with craft, I began with strong feelings and worked toward craft  (Dorothy Allison Quotes)
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