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Karen Joy Fowler quotes: My sister, Fern. In the whole wide world, my only red poker chip. My sister, Fern. In the whole wide world, my only red poker chip.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Whoever I was before is no one I ever got to know. Whoever I was before is no one I ever got to know.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Let us never underestimate the power of a well-written letter. Let us never underestimate the power of a well-written letter.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: I admired her choices though I wouldn't have made them. I admired her choices though I wouldn't have made them.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Arriving late was a way of saying that your own time was more valuable than the time of the person who waited for you. Arriving late was a way of saying that your own time was more valuable than the time of the person who waited for you.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: I can't say that winning the Pen/Faulkner was a dream come true because I would never have dared to dream it. I can't say that winning the Pen/Faulkner was a dream come true because I would never have dared to dream it.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: The value of money is a scam perpetrated by those who have it over those who don't The value of money is a scam perpetrated by those who have it over those who don't
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: I'm unclear on the definition of person the courts have been using. Something that sieves out dolphins but lets corporations slide on through. I'm unclear on the definition of person the courts have been using. Something that sieves out dolphins but lets corporations slide on through.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: There's no data to suggest that I can make you love me whatever I do. There's no data to suggest that I can make you love me whatever I do.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: A night that began with mind-reading a grateful crustacean and ended with drunken elves would be a night to remember. A night that began with mind-reading a grateful crustacean and ended with drunken elves would be a night to remember.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Over the years i've come to feel that the way people respond to us has less to do with what we've done and more to do with who they are. Over the years i've come to feel that the way people respond to us has less to do with what we've done and more to do with who they are.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: It was one of those subjects to which everything that slithers across your brain seems relevant. I find this to be true of most topics. It was one of those subjects to which everything that slithers across your brain seems relevant. I find this to be true of most topics.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: If stupid were fuel, we would never run out. If stupid were fuel, we would never run out.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: ...the world runs on the fuel of an endless, fathomless animal misery. ...the world runs on the fuel of an endless, fathomless animal misery.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Without our listening, all the stories are the same story. Without our listening, all the stories are the same story.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: who knows you better than your own brother? who knows you better than your own brother?
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Ipecac syrup of happiness. There Lowell would be. With Harlow. Ipecac syrup of happiness. There Lowell would be. With Harlow.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Where you succeed will never so much matter as where you fail.-We Are All Beside Ourselves Where you succeed will never so much matter as where you fail.
-We Are All Beside Ourselves
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Scully was appallingly gregarious - so outgoing she was practically incoming. Scully was appallingly gregarious - so outgoing she was practically incoming.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: I still haven't found the place where I can be my true self. But maybe you never get to be your true self, either. I still haven't found the place where I can be my true self. But maybe you never get to be your true self, either.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Don't side with assholes, she said. Her voice was very not chill. Don't side with assholes, she said. Her voice was very not chill.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: The only way to make any sense of the United States Congress, our father told me once, is to view it as a two-hundred-year-long primate study. The only way to make any sense of the United States Congress, our father told me once, is to view it as a two-hundred-year-long primate study.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Octavia Butler was more interested in writing a good story than in worrying about where to slot it. Octavia Butler was more interested in writing a good story than in worrying about where to slot it.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Maybe anosognosia, the inability to see your own disability, is the human condition and I'm the only one who doesn't suffer from it. Maybe anosognosia, the inability to see your own disability, is the human condition and I'm the only one who doesn't suffer from it.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: But I knew that, both in fairyland and the real world, too, wishes were a slipperier things. But I knew that, both in fairyland and the real world, too, wishes were a slipperier things.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: I am shaking it, popping it, laying it down and working it out I am shaking it, popping it, laying it down and working it out
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: A man says something. Sometimes it turns out to be the truth, but this has nothing to do with the man who says it. A man says something. Sometimes it turns out to be the truth, but this has nothing to do with the man who says it.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Reading Austen is a frickin' mine field. Reading Austen is a frickin' mine field.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Trees are as close to immortality as the rest of us ever come. Trees are as close to immortality as the rest of us ever come.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: At twenty-two, I had the callowest possible definition of interesting and, by the measure of my own calipers, was far from interesting myself. At twenty-two, I had the callowest possible definition of interesting and, by the measure of my own calipers, was far from interesting myself.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Fair warning, as it turned out - kindergarten is all about learning which parts of you are welcome at school and which are not. Fair warning, as it turned out - kindergarten is all about learning which parts of you are welcome at school and which are not.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: The dog show emphasizes bloodline, appearance, and comportment, but money and breeding are never far from anyone's mind. The dog show emphasizes bloodline, appearance, and comportment, but money and breeding are never far from anyone's mind.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Apparently, all you needed to be considered normal was no evidence to the contrary. Apparently, all you needed to be considered normal was no evidence to the contrary.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: We sat around our own table, an island of sad reflection in an ocean of merry din. We sat around our own table, an island of sad reflection in an ocean of merry din.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: We call them feelings because we feel them. They don't start in our minds, they arise in our bodies, We call them feelings because we feel them. They don't start in our minds, they arise in our bodies,
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: It was one of her delightful qualities; she wept with those who wept. It was one of her delightful qualities; she wept with those who wept.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: I read my books to writing workshops and friends, and I'm often focussed just on keeping them entertained. I never think about marketing at all. I read my books to writing workshops and friends, and I'm often focussed just on keeping them entertained. I never think about marketing at all.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: The storm which blew me out of my past eased off. The storm which blew me out of my past eased off.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: You learn as much from failure as from success, Dad always says. Though no one admires you for it. You learn as much from failure as from success, Dad always says. Though no one admires you for it.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: I once broke up with a boy because he wrote me an awful poem. I once broke up with a boy because he wrote me an awful poem.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: I'd no particular ambitions beyond being either widely admired or stealthily influential - I was torn between the two. I'd no particular ambitions beyond being either widely admired or stealthily influential - I was torn between the two.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Tryptophan: a chemical in turkey meat rumored to make you sleepy and careless. One of the many minefields in the landscape of the family Thanksgiving. Tryptophan: a chemical in turkey meat rumored to make you sleepy and careless. One of the many minefields in the landscape of the family Thanksgiving.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Let the wild ruckus commence. Let the wild ruckus commence.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: It kept Mom on high alert and I worried sometimes that their marriage had become the sort Inspector Javert might have had with Jean Valjean. It kept Mom on high alert and I worried sometimes that their marriage had become the sort Inspector Javert might have had with Jean Valjean.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: It was always her failure for not being able to talk to us, never ours for not being able to understand her. It was always her failure for not being able to talk to us, never ours for not being able to understand her.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: There are moments when history and memory seem like a mist, as if what really happened matters less than what should have happened. There are moments when history and memory seem like a mist, as if what really happened matters less than what should have happened.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: But a story never told is also a danger, particularly to the people in it. But a story never told is also a danger, particularly to the people in it.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: You can't imagine the white-hot fury someone who can't sleep has toward the beautiful dreamer beside him. You can't imagine the white-hot fury someone who can't sleep has toward the beautiful dreamer beside him.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: When I run the world, librarians will be exempt from tragedy. Even their smaller sorrows will last only for as long as you can take out a book. When I run the world, librarians will be exempt from tragedy. Even their smaller sorrows will last only for as long as you can take out a book.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: When a portent repeats itself three times, like something out of Julius Caesar, even Caliban, a couple of plays over, is bound to notice. When a portent repeats itself three times, like something out of Julius Caesar, even Caliban, a couple of plays over, is bound to notice.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Life is all arrivals and departures. Life is all arrivals and departures.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: My education, my father liked to point out, was wider than it was deep. My education, my father liked to point out, was wider than it was deep.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Each of us has a private Austen. Each of us has a private Austen.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: No Utopia is Utopia for everyone No Utopia is Utopia for everyone
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Airports and train stations are where you get to cry Airports and train stations are where you get to cry
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: Like they say, you never know a person till you've done time with them. Like they say, you never know a person till you've done time with them.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: I'm red as a berry, shiny from the pickling of the womb, and squinting at the world through suspicious, slitted eyes. I'm red as a berry, shiny from the pickling of the womb, and squinting at the world through suspicious, slitted eyes.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: All best-of lists should close with the amazing Kelly Link. All best-of lists should close with the amazing Kelly Link.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: When there is an invisible elephant in the room, one is from time to time bound to trip over a trunk. When there is an invisible elephant in the room, one is from time to time bound to trip over a trunk.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: I thought there were moments to complain about your parents and moments to be grateful, and it was a shame to mix those moments up. I thought there were moments to complain about your parents and moments to be grateful, and it was a shame to mix those moments up.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: I had a very loyal cult-like following, I feel. And I don't mean to complain about that. I had a very loyal cult-like following, I feel. And I don't mean to complain about that.
Karen Joy Fowler quotes: I wasn't happy, exactly, but I was remembering how happiness felt. I wasn't happy, exactly, but I was remembering how happiness felt.