Ben Fountain Quotes

Top 43 wise famous quotes and sayings by Ben Fountain

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Ben Fountain quotes: America is one big maill with a country attached to it. America is one big maill with a country attached to it.
Ben Fountain quotes: What might be merely embarrassing in real life is made obscene and hostile by TV. What might be merely embarrassing in real life is made obscene and hostile by TV.
Ben Fountain quotes: The gentle Kathryn thumps the engagement ring in his face, thumps it as you'd thump a spider The gentle Kathryn thumps the engagement ring in his face, thumps it as you'd thump a spider
Ben Fountain quotes: Maybe the light's at the other end of the tunnel. Maybe the light's at the other end of the tunnel.
Ben Fountain quotes: It is sort of weird being honored for the worst day of your life. It is sort of weird being honored for the worst day of your life.
Ben Fountain quotes: It's going to be a long, lonesome eleven months in Iraq, long and lonesome being the best-case scenario It's going to be a long, lonesome eleven months in Iraq, long and lonesome being the best-case scenario
Ben Fountain quotes: Society may not need you, strictly speaking, but some sort of use can usually be found. Society may not need you, strictly speaking, but some sort of use can usually be found.
Ben Fountain quotes: Let me just say, we call Iraq the abnormal normal, 'cause over there the weirdest stuff is just everyday life. Let me just say, we call Iraq the abnormal normal, 'cause over there the weirdest stuff is just everyday life.
Ben Fountain quotes: have you not had your morning glass of shut up? have you not had your morning glass of shut up?
Ben Fountain quotes: Eruptions of talent continue to happen in Haiti, in spite of everything. Eruptions of talent continue to happen in Haiti, in spite of everything.
Ben Fountain quotes: The main thing about writing is ... writing. Sitting your butt down in the chair and doing the work. The main thing about writing is ... writing. Sitting your butt down in the chair and doing the work.
Ben Fountain quotes: By the end of the first decade of writing, I considered myself a confirmed failure in the eyes of the world. By the end of the first decade of writing, I considered myself a confirmed failure in the eyes of the world.
Ben Fountain quotes: Maybe we need a war now and then to get our priorities straight, a second man says. Maybe we need a war now and then to get our priorities straight, a second man says.
Ben Fountain quotes: It's been hard times in America - how did we get this way? So scared all the time, It's been hard times in America - how did we get this way? So scared all the time,
Ben Fountain quotes: If a bullet's going to get you, it's already been fired. If a bullet's going to get you, it's already been fired.
Ben Fountain quotes: Americans are incredibly polite as long as they get what they want. Americans are incredibly polite as long as they get what they want.
Ben Fountain quotes: If you could figure out how to live with family then you'd gone a long way toward finding your peace. If you could figure out how to live with family then you'd gone a long way toward finding your peace.
Ben Fountain quotes: The Kessler Theater is one such gem, an Art Deco beauty ... for a slice of real life, there's always the Kessler. The Kessler Theater is one such gem, an Art Deco beauty ... for a slice of real life, there's always the Kessler.
Ben Fountain quotes: I think sometimes nothing is better than something. I mean, I'd rather have nothing than let this guy use me like his bitch. I think sometimes nothing is better than something. I mean, I'd rather have nothing than let this guy use me like his bitch.
Ben Fountain quotes: It's amazing what happens when you stick yourself in a place and let things take their more or less natural course. It's amazing what happens when you stick yourself in a place and let things take their more or less natural course.
Ben Fountain quotes: There is a vast asymmetry in the dynamic here that Billy can't quite put his finger on, even though it's the elephant shitting all over the room. There is a vast asymmetry in the dynamic here that Billy can't quite put his finger on, even though it's the elephant shitting all over the room.
Ben Fountain quotes: I like to kill my enemies and listen to the lamentations of their women I like to kill my enemies and listen to the lamentations of their women
Ben Fountain quotes: It took me 10 years to write a story that pleased me - that I could look at after it was published and not cringe. It took me 10 years to write a story that pleased me - that I could look at after it was published and not cringe.
Ben Fountain quotes: The Revolution had reached that classic mature stage where it existed only for its own sake. The Revolution had reached that classic mature stage where it existed only for its own sake.
Ben Fountain quotes: Next thing she knows she's lying flat on her back and three grizzled Mexicans are standing over her, trying Next thing she knows she's lying flat on her back and three grizzled Mexicans are standing over her, trying
Ben Fountain quotes: Mortal fear is the ghetto of the human soul, to be free of it something like the psychic equivalent of inheriting a hundred million dollars. Mortal fear is the ghetto of the human soul, to be free of it something like the psychic equivalent of inheriting a hundred million dollars.
Ben Fountain quotes: As if sorrow is the true reality? Without ever putting his mind to it, he's come to believe that loss is the standard trajectory. As if sorrow is the true reality? Without ever putting his mind to it, he's come to believe that loss is the standard trajectory.