John D'Agata Quotes

Top 17 wise famous quotes and sayings by John D'Agata

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John D'Agata quotes: In some ways we want definitions that can help protect our own interpretations of the genre. In some ways we want definitions that can help protect our own interpretations of the genre.
John D'Agata quotes: Sometimes the essay is where we end up when everything that we know must change. Sometimes the essay is where we end up when everything that we know must change.
John D'Agata quotes: If Plutarch is the essayist I want to believe he is, he would want us all to sit in his chair. If Plutarch is the essayist I want to believe he is, he would want us all to sit in his chair.
John D'Agata quotes: The intimate and meditative form that Plutarch became known for was completely new in his day. The intimate and meditative form that Plutarch became known for was completely new in his day.
John D'Agata quotes: I look for the kind of text that doesn't look like the writer I'm considering. Plutarch is a great example. I look for the kind of text that doesn't look like the writer I'm considering. Plutarch is a great example.
John D'Agata quotes: As frustrating as my time in grad school felt, it also helped tremendously because it challenged me to figure out what it was I thought I wanted. As frustrating as my time in grad school felt, it also helped tremendously because it challenged me to figure out what it was I thought I wanted.
John D'Agata quotes: A risk is something that feels risky to the person who's taking it. A risk is something that feels risky to the person who's taking it.
John D'Agata quotes: Pedagogically, we need definitions and borders. They help us get our heads around what we're talking about. Pedagogically, we need definitions and borders. They help us get our heads around what we're talking about.
John D'Agata quotes: Inclusiveness isn't what I want to push back against. The obsession with facts is. Inclusiveness isn't what I want to push back against. The obsession with facts is.