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Roy Blount Jr Quotes

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work
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Dogs teach us a lot of things but none more important than to love unconditionally
Don't look back you're not going that way
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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken
Having you in my life made everything better
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The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me
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The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary
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I do some eccentric dancing  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) A good book holds you down. It’s an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic.  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo Clinic  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) The last time somebody said, ‘I find I can write much better with a word processor’, I replied, ‘They used to say the same thing about drugs’  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) When I was a little kid, of course, I was brown all summer. That’s because I was free as a bird- nothing to do but catch bugs all day  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) I always wanted to win the Super Bowl so I could take it and hold it and see what lies beyond it. I think it may be the sun  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) Being president of too many well-meaning organizations put my father into an early grave. The lesson in this was not lost on me  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) I studied French in high school and German in college and I once took a 24-hour Italian crash course. English has by far the most words in it of any other language. Our money might not be worth anything anymore, but the language is  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) I heard on public radio recently, there’s a thing called Weed Dating. Singles get together in a garden and weed and then they take turns, they keep matching up with other people. Two people will weed down one row and switch over with two other people. It’s in Vermont. I don’t think I’d be very good at Weed Dating  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) A good heavy book holds you down. It’s an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic.  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) I think a writer is not an ideal husband... Writers tend to get off into their own heads and not notice the people that they’re living with, or they get irritable with the people that they’re living with when the people insist on being noticed.  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) Twiddle-twiddle away at my softly clicky keyboard for a while, making twiddly adjustments all along- and then print what I have twiddled. Glare at the printout and snarl and curse and scribble almost illegibly all over it with a ballpoint pen. Go back to the machine and enter the scribbles. Repeat this procedure until I hate the very meaning of every word I know.  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) Vincent van Gogh’s mother painted all of his best things. The famous mailed decapitated ear was a figment of the public relations firm engaged by Van Gogh’s dealer.  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) There will be birthdays in the next twelve months; books keep well; they’re easy to wrap: buy those books now. Buy replacements for any books looking raggedy on your shelves.  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) Going to Vanderbilt did a lot of things for me, and one of the things it cured me of was the need to follow college football.  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) Think about scary movies: There’s a fine line between horror and humor  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) When money gets too far away from actual, physical, real equity and property it gets too abstract and too distantly derived and then suddenly it’s not worth anything anymore. And the same is true of language.  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) Doctors and lawyers must go to school for years and years, often with little sleep and with great sacrifice to their first wives.  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) Usage ain’t always a matter of ought  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) I prefer my oysters fried; that way I know my oysters died  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) Think about scary movies: There’s a fine line between horror and humor  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) I like weeding, but I tend to think of it as a solitary activity  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) Anyone who undertakes the literary grind had better like playing around with words  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) According to scholars of linguistics, the relation between a word and its meaning is arbitrary  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) A picture’s worth a thousand words? A library card’s worth millions  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) Cats have intercepted my footsteps at the ankle for so long that my gait, both at home and on tour, has been compared to that of a man wading through low surf  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) An author is a person who can never take innocent pleasure in visiting a bookstore again  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) It’s my belief that sanity lies in realizing that reality is not exactly what we had in mind  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) Even intellectuals should have learned by now that objective rationality is not the default position of the human mind, much less the bedrock of human affairs  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes) A good book holds you down. It’s an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic  (Roy Blount Jr Quotes)
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