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Ali Smith quotes: There was once, and there was only once; once was all there was. There was once, and there was only once; once was all there was.
Ali Smith quotes: The proper word for me," Robin Goodman says, "is me. The proper word for me," Robin Goodman says, "is me.
Ali Smith quotes: All we are is eyes looking for the unbroken or the edges where the broken bits might fit each other. All we are is eyes looking for the unbroken or the edges where the broken bits might fit each other.
Ali Smith quotes: Always be reading something, he said. Even when we're not physically reading. How else will we read the world? Think of it as a constant. Always be reading something, he said. Even when we're not physically reading. How else will we read the world? Think of it as a constant.
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. 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: Believe me. Everything is meant. Believe me. Everything is meant.
Ali Smith quotes: (this is before we're living together, before we do the most faithful act of all, mix our separate books into one library) (this is before we're living together, before we do the most faithful act of all, mix our separate books into one library)
Ali Smith quotes: All short stories long. All short stories long.
Ali Smith quotes: She was living in a time when historically it was permissible to smile like that above the face of someone who had died a violent death. She was living in a time when historically it was permissible to smile like that above the face of someone who had died a violent death.
Ali Smith quotes: Every great narrative is at least two narratives, if not more - the thing that is on the surface and then the things underneath which are invisible. Every great narrative is at least two narratives, if not more - the thing that is on the surface and then the things underneath which are invisible.
Ali Smith quotes: I only joke about really serious things, I only joke about really serious things,
Ali Smith quotes: That's the thing about things. They fall apart, always have, always will, it's in their nature. That's the thing about things. They fall apart, always have, always will, it's in their nature.
Ali Smith quotes: Words were stories in themselves. Words were stories in themselves.
Ali Smith quotes: The pauses are a precise language, more a language than actual language is, Elisabeth thinks. The pauses are a precise language, more a language than actual language is, Elisabeth thinks.
Ali Smith quotes: He was the most beautiful boy I had ever seen in my life. But he really looked like a girl. She was the most beautiful boy I'd ever seen in He was the most beautiful boy I had ever seen in my life. But he really looked like a girl. She was the most beautiful boy I'd ever seen in my life.
Ali Smith quotes: Everything, sooner or later, transforms into story. Everything, sooner or later, transforms into story.
Ali Smith quotes: I don't want a tombstone. You could carve on it 'She never actually wanted a tombstone.' I don't want a tombstone. You could carve on it 'She never actually wanted a tombstone.'
Ali Smith quotes: The head has its confines. The head's got those all right, and the heart. The heart has its reasons. The head has its confines. The head's got those all right, and the heart. The heart has its reasons.
Ali Smith quotes: She looked at the girl in the chair and she saw what youth was. It was oblivious, with things in its ears. She looked at the girl in the chair and she saw what youth was. It was oblivious, with things in its ears.
Ali Smith quotes: He had seemed a man with whom the right kind of dialogue would be possible. He had seemed a man with whom the right kind of dialogue would be possible.
Ali Smith quotes: Stella Duffy is a writer who never lets you down. Stella Duffy is a writer who never lets you down.
Ali Smith quotes: She had not expected, out in the world, to find herself quite so much the wrong sort of person. She had not expected, out in the world, to find herself quite so much the wrong sort of person.
Ali Smith quotes: The still-alives. They were all crazy. The still-alives. They were all crazy.
Ali Smith quotes: All we need to do, reader or writer, from first line to final page, is be as open as a book, and be alive to the life in language - All we need to do, reader or writer, from first line to final page, is be as open as a book, and be alive to the life in language - on all its levels.
Ali Smith quotes: I went outside mournful, and I hit pure air. I went outside mournful, and I hit pure air.
Ali Smith quotes: She was working at her computer in her office, doing admin, which is short for administration, which is short for migraine-stimulant. She was working at her computer in her office, doing admin, which is short for administration, which is short for migraine-stimulant.
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.' 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: Winter. It made things visible. But Winter. It made things visible. But
Ali Smith quotes: No art has ever really changed anything. No art has ever really changed anything.
Ali Smith quotes: Words words words. Words Words words. Words words Words. Words words words. Words Words words. Words words Words.
Ali Smith quotes: Got a light? See? Careful. I'm everything you ever dreamed. Got a light? See? Careful. I'm everything you ever dreamed.
Ali Smith quotes: Well, truth's like the sun. Look right at it and that's your eyes ruined for life. Well, truth's like the sun. Look right at it and that's your eyes ruined for life.
Ali Smith quotes: Remember you must live.remember you most love.remainder you mist leaf. Remember you must live.
remember you most love.
remainder you mist leaf.
Ali Smith quotes: There is a kind of poetry, bad and good, in everything, everywhere we look. There is a kind of poetry, bad and good, in everything, everywhere we look.
Ali Smith quotes: Imagine if you made something and then you always had to be seen through what you'd made, as if the thing you'd made became you. Imagine if you made something and then you always had to be seen through what you'd made, as if the thing you'd made became you.
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. 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: Maybe it's easier to talk to someone who won't ever actually hear what you say. Maybe it's easier to talk to someone who won't ever actually hear what you say.
Ali Smith quotes: I have thought for a long time that the way my clothes hang on me is more important than me inside them. I have thought for a long time that the way my clothes hang on me is more important than me inside them.
Ali Smith quotes: Before she had died she had been young, like him, and not yet been onced by life. Today Before she had died she had been young, like him, and not yet been onced by life. Today
Ali Smith quotes: Think how quiet a book is on a shelf, he said, just sitting there, unopened. Then think what happens when you open it. Think how quiet a book is on a shelf, he said, just sitting there, unopened. Then think what happens when you open it.
Ali Smith quotes: But, of course, memory and responsibility are strangers. They're foreign to each other. Memory always goes its own way quite regardless. But, of course, memory and responsibility are strangers. They're foreign to each other. Memory always goes its own way quite regardless.
Ali Smith quotes: I'm tired of lying governments. I'm tired of people not caring whether they're being lied to any more. I'm tired of being made to feel this fearful. I I'm tired of lying governments. I'm tired of people not caring whether they're being lied to any more. I'm tired of being made to feel this fearful. I
Ali Smith quotes: To be noticed is to be loved. To be noticed is to be loved.
Ali Smith quotes: This story is true and happened once in the future long ago. This story is true and happened once in the future long ago.
Ali Smith quotes: I fall in love. More figuratively speaking, I am walking along the road one day when out of nowhere I am struck by lightning. I fall in love. More figuratively speaking, I am walking along the road one day when out of nowhere I am struck by lightning.
Ali Smith quotes: One day instead the old woman said kind words to her and gave her an awning on a stick to keep rain off (there has been much rain in purgatorium) One day instead the old woman said kind words to her and gave her an awning on a stick to keep rain off (there has been much rain in purgatorium)
Ali Smith quotes: And they all lived happily ever after, until they died. And they all lived happily ever after, until they died.
Ali Smith quotes: Giving is fraught with danger - as is taking. Giving is fraught with danger - as is taking.
Ali Smith quotes: Winter. It made things visible. Winter. It made things visible.
Ali Smith quotes: [ ... ] its small squares of fast-passing light, the early evening windows of the lives of hundreds of others. [ ... ] its small squares of fast-passing light, the early evening windows of the lives of hundreds of others.
Ali Smith quotes: (they were always, she was always, gloriously, just a little late, it made everything worth hurrying for), (they were always, she was always, gloriously, just a little late, it made everything worth hurrying for),
Ali Smith quotes: No one remembering that old man.Except, I just did, there No one remembering that old man.
Except, I just did, there
Ali Smith quotes: Gold mould as if blisters of the body can become precious metals. Gold mould as if blisters of the body can become precious metals.
Ali Smith quotes: Art makes nothing happen in a way that makes something happen. Art makes nothing happen in a way that makes something happen.
Ali Smith quotes: It is important to know the stories and histories of things, even if all we know is that we don't know. It is important to know the stories and histories of things, even if all we know is that we don't know.
Ali Smith quotes: Here was all about the visible-invisible borders, the thin lines between here and gone, then and now, here and there, random and meant, big and small. Here was all about the visible-invisible borders, the thin lines between here and gone, then and now, here and there, random and meant, big and small.
Ali Smith quotes: Words are like untying a corset - you can move into this great space with them. Words are like untying a corset - you can move into this great space with them.
Ali Smith quotes: Whole worlds open up when we start a conversation. Whole worlds open up when we start a conversation.
Ali Smith quotes: Everybody turns to look at him. It is quite frightening. Everybody turns to look at him. It is quite frightening.
Ali Smith quotes: A great many men don't understand a woman full of joy, even more don't understand paintings full of joy by a woman. A great many men don't understand a woman full of joy, even more don't understand paintings full of joy by a woman.
Ali Smith quotes: There are things that can't be said, because it's hard to have to know them. There are things that can't be said, because it's hard to have to know them.
Ali Smith quotes: Happy is what you realize you are a fraction of a second before it's too late. Happy is what you realize you are a fraction of a second before it's too late.
Ali Smith quotes: Animals, Mark, have no use for nostalgia, Aunt Kenna says. It is not a tool for survival, my darling. But Animals, Mark, have no use for nostalgia, Aunt Kenna says. It is not a tool for survival, my darling. But
Ali Smith quotes: It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times.
Ali Smith quotes: When you've nothing, at least you've all of it. When you've nothing, at least you've all of it.
Ali Smith quotes: Fashion is fickle, and I was published because I was fashionable. Because I was gay. Fashion is fickle, and I was published because I was fashionable. Because I was gay.
Ali Smith quotes: Do you come to art to be comforted, or do you come to art to be re-skinned? Do you come to art to be comforted, or do you come to art to be re-skinned?
Ali Smith quotes: And they all died happily ever after.A very happy ending, the littlest one said. And they all died happily ever after.
A very happy ending, the littlest one said.
Ali Smith quotes: It's what we do with the myths we grow up with that matters. It's what we do with the myths we grow up with that matters.
Ali Smith quotes: That there can still be as-yet untranslated fiction by [Tove] Jansson is simultaneously an aberration and a delight, like finding buried treasure. That there can still be as-yet untranslated fiction by [Tove] Jansson is simultaneously an aberration and a delight, like finding buried treasure.
Ali Smith quotes: Mark, shaken, realizes he has just made the terrible mistake of not just seeming to be but actually being sincere. Mark, shaken, realizes he has just made the terrible mistake of not just seeming to be but actually being sincere.
Ali Smith quotes: Friends are always pretty, even when they're not. Friends are always pretty, even when they're not.
Ali Smith quotes: It was all : it was nothing : it was more than enough. It was all : it was nothing : it was more than enough.