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Daniel Woodrell quotes: I don't want to be callous about it, but we all seemed to get over the Oklahoma bombing pretty quickly, and we're never going to get over 9/11. I don't want to be callous about it, but we all seemed to get over the Oklahoma bombing pretty quickly, and we're never going to get over 9/11.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: The opening novel of the 'Bayou Trilogy' was the first one I finished. The opening novel of the 'Bayou Trilogy' was the first one I finished.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I'm always writing about character first. Plot, such as it is, comes from the characters. I'm always writing about character first. Plot, such as it is, comes from the characters.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: You want to hear an agent scream, say, 'I'm thinking about doing a collection of short stories set in the Ozarks.' You want to hear an agent scream, say, 'I'm thinking about doing a collection of short stories set in the Ozarks.'
Daniel Woodrell quotes: Pine trees with low limbs spread over fresh snow made a stronger vault for the spirit than pews and pulpits ever could. Pine trees with low limbs spread over fresh snow made a stronger vault for the spirit than pews and pulpits ever could.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I love Shakespeare and the Greeks - learned a lot studying them at one time. I love Shakespeare and the Greeks - learned a lot studying them at one time.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: This happens to me all the time: I think I'm working on one thing, but this other thing, whether I want it to or not, keeps coming through. This happens to me all the time: I think I'm working on one thing, but this other thing, whether I want it to or not, keeps coming through.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: You know, I'm very near to bein' normal, but I just can't get over the hump. You know, I'm very near to bein' normal, but I just can't get over the hump.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: My father was a salesman, and I always said I wouldn't be one. My father was a salesman, and I always said I wouldn't be one.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I had been born shoved to the margins of the world, sure, but I had volunteered for the pits. I had been born shoved to the margins of the world, sure, but I had volunteered for the pits.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I'd get lost without the weight of you two on my shoulders. I'd get lost without the weight of you two on my shoulders.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: It's not always to the benefit of the story to have it so preordained. It's not always to the benefit of the story to have it so preordained.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: A person has to show some spiritfate just about never shines kindly on chickenshits. A person has to show some spirit
fate just about never shines kindly on chickenshits.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I felt like a number of things in me as a writer just clicked. I felt like a number of things in me as a writer just clicked.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I can't say that dropping out of school at 16 to join the Marines was my best idea. On the other hand, maybe it was. Who knows? I can't say that dropping out of school at 16 to join the Marines was my best idea. On the other hand, maybe it was. Who knows?
Daniel Woodrell quotes: When poetry is on the money, 12 words can slay you. I admire that greatly. When poetry is on the money, 12 words can slay you. I admire that greatly.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: When I started to be a writer, I was not going to run the risk of boring you. When I started to be a writer, I was not going to run the risk of boring you.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: But I've been at writing long enough now to know that every three or four books I have to start a new direction. But I've been at writing long enough now to know that every three or four books I have to start a new direction.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I had gone to enlist in the Navy, but they had a long waiting list and no need for high-school dropouts. I had gone to enlist in the Navy, but they had a long waiting list and no need for high-school dropouts.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: The World Ain't No Day-care Center. The World Ain't No Day-care Center.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I said shut up once already, with my mouth. I said shut up once already, with my mouth.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: She would never cry where her tears might be seen and counted against her. She would never cry where her tears might be seen and counted against her.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I came back when I'd had a taste of other places and realized that I would never feel the same sense of connection to any place other than the Ozarks. I came back when I'd had a taste of other places and realized that I would never feel the same sense of connection to any place other than the Ozarks.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I joined the Marines the week I turned 17, and that led to a few experiences that might qualify as adventure - eye of the beholder. I joined the Marines the week I turned 17, and that led to a few experiences that might qualify as adventure - eye of the beholder.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: No god craves weaklings. No god craves weaklings.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: Never. Never ask for what ought to be offered. Never. Never ask for what ought to be offered.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I think there are some folks who don't particularly like what I have to say, but on the whole, the reaction has been very positive. I think there are some folks who don't particularly like what I have to say, but on the whole, the reaction has been very positive.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I have always loved short stories. I have been at least as influenced by the short story masters as I have been by novelists. I have always loved short stories. I have been at least as influenced by the short story masters as I have been by novelists.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: You got to be ready to die every day - then you got a chance. You got to be ready to die every day - then you got a chance.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I guess it's ridiculously romantic, but I wanted to be a full tilt, sink-or-swim writer. I guess it's ridiculously romantic, but I wanted to be a full tilt, sink-or-swim writer.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I was basically raised to look for chances to get even with several families for stuff that happened 30 or 40 years before I was born. I was basically raised to look for chances to get even with several families for stuff that happened 30 or 40 years before I was born.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: Grunt work is my main calling, but I like to be dead when I do it. Grunt work is my main calling, but I like to be dead when I do it.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I think all regions have had their peculiarities of speech rounded off by television, radio, and people travel so much more now. I think all regions have had their peculiarities of speech rounded off by television, radio, and people travel so much more now.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: The town of St. Charles near St. Louis was founded by a trapper named Blanchette. There is a section that's called Frenchtown on historical markers. The town of St. Charles near St. Louis was founded by a trapper named Blanchette. There is a section that's called Frenchtown on historical markers.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: It was in a grim room on Eddy Street that I finally opened 'A Moveable Feast.' I read it all overnight. I read it again the next day. It was in a grim room on Eddy Street that I finally opened 'A Moveable Feast.' I read it all overnight. I read it again the next day.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I've bumped into at least three people in town who all insist 'Winter's Bone' is about them. I've bumped into at least three people in town who all insist 'Winter's Bone' is about them.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I, myself, often wished to be spared the expectation of better days ahead or such. I, myself, often wished to be spared the expectation of better days ahead or such.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: So much death and no coffee to be had. So much death and no coffee to be had.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: She dressed to cast her daughter in a frumpy light. She dressed to cast her daughter in a frumpy light.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: He's got that 'born to lose and lose violently' air about him. That's good. He's got that 'born to lose and lose violently' air about him. That's good.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: You realize you're alive while you're alive, and you better notice it then, because later, it's hard to see. You realize you're alive while you're alive, and you better notice it then, because later, it's hard to see.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I pulled the rearview down and looked at myself in the mirror for a spell, trying to spot virtues. I pulled the rearview down and looked at myself in the mirror for a spell, trying to spot virtues.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I'd met some awfully tough gals in my life, and I find them compelling, if I don't have to socialize with them too much. I'd met some awfully tough gals in my life, and I find them compelling, if I don't have to socialize with them too much.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: I slept for over a full day, as you know, but I won't say I rested. I slept for over a full day, as you know, but I won't say I rested.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: Stained raincoats, I reckon." "And shitpaper stuck to their shoes. Stained raincoats, I reckon." "And shitpaper stuck to their shoes.
Daniel Woodrell quotes: The heart's in it then, spinning dreams, and torment is on the way. The heart makes dreams seem like ideas. The heart's in it then, spinning dreams, and torment is on the way. The heart makes dreams seem like ideas.