Amy Hempel Quotes

Top 44 wise famous quotes and sayings by Amy Hempel

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Amy Hempel quotes: I moved through the days like a severed head that finishes a sentence. I moved through the days like a severed head that finishes a sentence.
Amy Hempel quotes: I get rational when I panic. I get rational when I panic.
Amy Hempel quotes: Consolation is a beautiful word. everyone skins his knee-that doesnt make yours hurt anyless. Consolation is a beautiful word. everyone skins his knee-that doesnt make yours hurt anyless.
Amy Hempel quotes: Just because you have stopped sinking doesn't mean you're not still underwater. Just because you have stopped sinking doesn't mean you're not still underwater.
Amy Hempel quotes: There's no such thing as luck. Luck is where preparation meets opportunity. There's no such thing as luck. Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.
Amy Hempel quotes: When the beer is gone, so are they flexing their cars on up the boulevard. When the beer is gone, so are they
flexing their cars on up the boulevard.
Amy Hempel quotes: Since his mother died I have seen him steam a cucumber thinking it was zucchini. That's the kind of thing that turns my heart right over. Since his mother died I have seen him steam a cucumber thinking it was zucchini. That's the kind of thing that turns my heart right over.
Amy Hempel quotes: My job ... I do nothing, it pays nothing, but - you guessed it - it's better than nothing. My job ... I do nothing, it pays nothing, but - you guessed it - it's better than nothing.
Amy Hempel quotes: I often feel the effects of people only after they leave me. I often feel the effects of people only after they leave me.
Amy Hempel quotes: I believe that 99 percent of what anyone does can effectively be postponed. I believe that 99 percent of what anyone does can effectively be postponed.
Amy Hempel quotes: I assemble stories-me and a hundred million other people-at the sentence level. Not by coming up with a sweeping story line. I assemble stories-me and a hundred million other people-at the sentence level. Not by coming up with a sweeping story line.
Amy Hempel quotes: Tell me things I won't mind forgetting, she said. 'Make it useless stuff or skip it. Tell me things I won't mind forgetting, she said. 'Make it useless stuff or skip it.
Amy Hempel quotes: I sleep with a glass of water on the nightstand so I can see by its level if the coastal earth is trembling or if the shaking is still me. I sleep with a glass of water on the nightstand so I can see by its level if the coastal earth is trembling or if the shaking is still me.
Amy Hempel quotes: An idea might spark an essay, but never a story. An idea might spark an essay, but never a story.
Amy Hempel quotes: What I think," Chatty says, "is that if a man loves a woman more than a woman loves a man, then they're even. What I think," Chatty says, "is that if a man loves a woman more than a woman loves a man, then they're even.
Amy Hempel quotes: I am not quite myself, I think.But who here is quite himself? And yet there is a way in which we are all more ourselves than ever, I suppose. I am not quite myself, I think.
But who here is quite himself? And yet there is a way in which we are all more ourselves than ever, I suppose.
Amy Hempel quotes: Good leaders being scarce, following yourself is allowed. Good leaders being scarce, following yourself is allowed.
Amy Hempel quotes: Just once in my lifeoh, when have I ever wanted anything just once in my life? Just once in my life
oh, when have I ever wanted anything just once in my life?
Amy Hempel quotes: And it was the first time that I believed the claim that you can help a person more by asking them the right question than by giving them the answer. And it was the first time that I believed the claim that you can help a person more by asking them the right question than by giving them the answer.
Amy Hempel quotes: We can only die in the future, I thought; right now we are always alive. We can only die in the future, I thought; right now we are always alive.
Amy Hempel quotes: Wear your heart on the page, and people will read to find out how you solved being alive. Wear your heart on the page, and people will read to find out how you solved being alive.
Amy Hempel quotes: It's the natural trajectory of a writing career that a writer becomes better at being herself. It's the natural trajectory of a writing career that a writer becomes better at being herself.
Amy Hempel quotes: It is possible to imagine a person so entirely that the image resists attempts to dislodge it. It is possible to imagine a person so entirely that the image resists attempts to dislodge it.
Amy Hempel quotes: I'm not good at small talk; I'm not good at big talk; and medium talk just doesn't come up. I'm not good at small talk; I'm not good at big talk; and medium talk just doesn't come up.
Amy Hempel quotes: I wanted to be a veterinarian, but slipped up when I hit organic chemistry. I wanted to be a veterinarian, but slipped up when I hit organic chemistry.
Amy Hempel quotes: I leave a lot out when I tell the truth. The same when I write a story. I leave a lot out when I tell the truth. The same when I write a story.
Amy Hempel quotes: And I see that not touching for so long was a drive to the beach with the windows rolled up so the waves feel that much colder. And I see that not touching for so long was a drive to the beach with the windows rolled up so the waves feel that much colder.
Amy Hempel quotes: I want to know everything about you, so I tell you everything about myself. I want to know everything about you, so I tell you everything about myself.
Amy Hempel quotes: The year I began to say vahz instead of vase, a man I barely knew nearly accidentally killed me. The year I began to say vahz instead of vase, a man I barely knew nearly accidentally killed me.
Amy Hempel quotes: Sometimes a flat-footed sentence is what serves, so you don't get all writerly: 'He opened the door.' There, it's open. Sometimes a flat-footed sentence is what serves, so you don't get all writerly: 'He opened the door.' There, it's open.