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Michael Cunningham quotes: This, Barrett Meeks, is your work. You witness, and compile. You persevere. This, Barrett Meeks, is your work. You witness, and compile. You persevere.
Michael Cunningham quotes: Sure, go ahead, simulate life, using only ink and paper. Sure, go ahead, simulate life, using only ink and paper.
Michael Cunningham quotes: I was not beautiful, but I believed I had the possibility of beauty in me. I was not beautiful, but I believed I had the possibility of beauty in me.
Michael Cunningham quotes: He felt himself entering a moment so real he could only run toward it, shouting. He felt himself entering a moment so real he could only run toward it, shouting.
Michael Cunningham quotes: The secret of flight is this you have to do it immediately, before your body realizes it is defying the laws. The secret of flight is this
you have to do it immediately, before your body realizes it is defying the laws.
Michael Cunningham quotes: But there are still the hours, aren't there? One and then another, and you get through that one and then, my god, there's another. But there are still the hours, aren't there? One and then another, and you get through that one and then, my god, there's another.
Michael Cunningham quotes: It's remarkable, being alive. It's remarkable, being alive.
Michael Cunningham quotes: That is what we do. That is what people do. They stay alive for each other. That is what we do. That is what people do. They stay alive for each other.
Michael Cunningham quotes: Visions are answers. Answers imply questions. It Visions are answers. Answers imply questions. It
Michael Cunningham quotes: As writers we must, from our very opening sentence, speak with authority to our readers. As writers we must, from our very opening sentence, speak with authority to our readers.
Michael Cunningham quotes: If you live in certain places, in a certain way, you'd better learn to praise the small felicities. If you live in certain places, in a certain way, you'd better learn to praise the small felicities.
Michael Cunningham quotes: People are more than you think they are. And they're less, as well. The trick lies in negotiating your way between the two. People are more than you think they are. And they're less, as well. The trick lies in negotiating your way between the two.
Michael Cunningham quotes: I sometimes wonder how you live with such a modest sense of romance," Barrett says. "Superstition and romance are not the same thing. I sometimes wonder how you live with such a modest sense of romance," Barrett says. "Superstition and romance are not the same thing.
Michael Cunningham quotes: He moved in a world of chaos of self, fearful and astonished to be here, right here, alive in a pine-paneled bedroom. He moved in a world of chaos of self, fearful and astonished to be here, right here, alive in a pine-paneled bedroom.
Michael Cunningham quotes: Take me with you. I want a doomed love. I want streets at night, wind and rain, no one wondering where I am. Take me with you. I want a doomed love. I want streets at night, wind and rain, no one wondering where I am.
Michael Cunningham quotes: That summer when she was eighteen, it seemed anything could happen, anything at all. That summer when she was eighteen, it seemed anything could happen, anything at all.
Michael Cunningham quotes: One of the troubles with love is, you can't talk about it without feeling like you keep cueing old songs. One of the troubles with love is, you can't talk about it without feeling like you keep cueing old songs.
Michael Cunningham quotes: He's filled with a sense of childish release, the old feeling that because you are sick, all your trials and obligations have been suspended. He's filled with a sense of childish release, the old feeling that because you are sick, all your trials and obligations have been suspended.
Michael Cunningham quotes: Isn't the universe full of gaseous elements?"Andrew says, "Yeah, there are gases and neutrinos and this shit they call dark matter. Isn't the universe full of gaseous elements?"
Andrew says, "Yeah, there are gases and neutrinos and this shit they call dark matter.
Michael Cunningham quotes: He seemed to believe that from such humble, inert elements as flour, shortening, and drab little envelopes of yeast, life itself could be produced. He seemed to believe that from such humble, inert elements as flour, shortening, and drab little envelopes of yeast, life itself could be produced.
Michael Cunningham quotes: One of the reasons ordinary people are incapable of magic is simple dearth of conviction. One of the reasons ordinary people are incapable of magic is simple dearth of conviction.
Michael Cunningham quotes: God save us from people who think they're smarter than they actually are. God save us from people who think they're smarter than they actually are.
Michael Cunningham quotes: She could have had a life as potent and dangerous as literature itself. She could have had a life as potent and dangerous as literature itself.
Michael Cunningham quotes: He knows about damage the way a woman does. He knows, the way a woman knows, how to carry on as if nothing's wrong. He knows about damage the way a woman does. He knows, the way a woman knows, how to carry on as if nothing's wrong.
Michael Cunningham quotes: Mizzy has, again, wandered into the garden, like a child who feels no fealty to adult conversation. Mizzy has, again, wandered into the garden, like a child who feels no fealty to adult conversation.
Michael Cunningham quotes: I used to want to be a cheerleader," I told them. "Before I decided to just go to hell. I used to want to be a cheerleader," I told them. "Before I decided to just go to hell.
Michael Cunningham quotes: You cannot find peace by avoiding life, Leonard. You cannot find peace by avoiding life, Leonard.
Michael Cunningham quotes: I seem to produce a novel approximately once every three years. I seem to produce a novel approximately once every three years.
Michael Cunningham quotes: Here, then, is the last moment of true perception, a man fishing in a red jacket and a cloudy sky reflected on opaque water. Here, then, is the last moment of true perception, a man fishing in a red jacket and a cloudy sky reflected on opaque water.
Michael Cunningham quotes: Youth is the only sexy tragedy. Youth is the only sexy tragedy.
Michael Cunningham quotes: Dead, we are revealed in our true dimensions, and they are surprisingly modest. Dead, we are revealed in our true dimensions, and they are surprisingly modest.
Michael Cunningham quotes: But magic is sometimes all about knowing where the secret door is, and how to open it. With that, you're gone But magic is sometimes all about knowing where the secret door is, and how to open it. With that, you're gone
Michael Cunningham quotes: What did Shakespeare say? Or little lives are rounded with a sleep. What did Shakespeare say? Or little lives are rounded with a sleep.
Michael Cunningham quotes: She is not a writer at all, really; she is merely a gifted eccentric. She is not a writer at all, really; she is merely a gifted eccentric.
Michael Cunningham quotes: I think pretty much everybody who says he needs money really and truly needs money. I think pretty much everybody who says he needs money really and truly needs money.
Michael Cunningham quotes: Who has more power than a child? She can be as cruel as she wants to be. He can't. Who has more power than a child? She can be as cruel as she wants to be. He can't.
Michael Cunningham quotes: What does it mean to regret when you have no choice? It's what you can bear. And there it is ... It was death. I chose life. What does it mean to regret when you have no choice? It's what you can bear. And there it is ... It was death. I chose life.
Michael Cunningham quotes: This is a Southern gift, isn't it - tremendous self-regard diluted with humor and modesty. That's what they mean by Southern charm, right? This is a Southern gift, isn't it - tremendous self-regard diluted with humor and modesty. That's what they mean by Southern charm, right?
Michael Cunningham quotes: One always has a better book in one's mind than one can manage to get onto paper. One always has a better book in one's mind than one can manage to get onto paper.
Michael Cunningham quotes: She wants to have baked a cake that banishes sorrow, even if only for a little while. She wants to have baked a cake that banishes sorrow, even if only for a little while.
Michael Cunningham quotes: You don't have to matter any more than you do right now. You don't have to matter any more than you do right now.
Michael Cunningham quotes: Beauty is a whore. I prefer money. Beauty is a whore. I prefer money.
Michael Cunningham quotes: My little girl, oh, the daughter I never had. Now tell me, angel, are you fucking anybody new? My little girl, oh, the daughter I never had. Now tell me, angel, are you fucking anybody new?
Michael Cunningham quotes: we become the stories we tell ourselves we become the stories we tell ourselves
Michael Cunningham quotes: Silly humans. Banging on a tub to make a bear dance when we would move the stars to pity. Silly humans. Banging on a tub to make a bear dance when we would move the stars to pity.
Michael Cunningham quotes: He is still, at times, astonished by her. She may be the most intelligent woman in England, he thinks. Her books may be read for centuries. He is still, at times, astonished by her. She may be the most intelligent woman in England, he thinks. Her books may be read for centuries.
Michael Cunningham quotes: I know you. I've seen it. And, knowing all, I release you. I know you. I've seen it. And, knowing all, I release you.
Michael Cunningham quotes: He makes her think sometimes of a mouse singing amorous ballads under the window of a giantess. He makes her think sometimes of a mouse singing amorous ballads under the window of a giantess.
Michael Cunningham quotes: What a thrill, what a shock, to be alive on a morning in June, prosperous, almost scandalously privileged, with a simple errand to run. What a thrill, what a shock, to be alive on a morning in June, prosperous, almost scandalously privileged, with a simple errand to run.
Michael Cunningham quotes: Most of us can be counted on to manage our own undoings. Most of us can be counted on to manage our own undoings.
Michael Cunningham quotes: A celestial light appeared to Barrett Meeks in the sky over Central Park, four days after Barrett had been mauled, once again, by love. A celestial light appeared to Barrett Meeks in the sky over Central Park, four days after Barrett had been mauled, once again, by love.
Michael Cunningham quotes: I have heard what the talkers were talking, the talk of the beginning and the end. But I do not talk of the beginning or the end. I have heard what the talkers were talking, the talk of the beginning and the end. But I do not talk of the beginning or the end.
Michael Cunningham quotes: Oh, all you immigrants and visionaries, what do you hope to find here, who do you hope to become? Oh, all you immigrants and visionaries, what do you hope to find here, who do you hope to become?
Michael Cunningham quotes: Venture too far for love ... and you renounce citizenship in the country you've made for yourself. You end up just sailing from port to port. Venture too far for love ... and you renounce citizenship in the country you've made for yourself. You end up just sailing from port to port.
Michael Cunningham quotes: Insomniacs know better than anyone how it would be to haunt a house. Insomniacs know better than anyone how it would be to haunt a house.
Michael Cunningham quotes: Zoe loved Trancas's mother. She respected her exhausted and ironic hope for rebirth. Zoe loved Trancas's mother. She respected her exhausted and ironic hope for rebirth.
Michael Cunningham quotes: I'm just a child who's learned to impersonate an adult. I'm just a child who's learned to impersonate an adult.
Michael Cunningham quotes: She is overtaken by a sensation of unbeing. There is no other word for it. She is overtaken by a sensation of unbeing. There is no other word for it.
Michael Cunningham quotes: What she wants to say has to do not only with joy but with the penetrating, constant fear that is joy's other half. What she wants to say has to do not only with joy but with the penetrating, constant fear that is joy's other half.
Michael Cunningham quotes: You have failed in the most base and human of waysyou have not imagined the lives of others. You have failed in the most base and human of ways
you have not imagined the lives of others.
Michael Cunningham quotes: Here is the world, and you live in it, and are grateful. You try to be grateful. Here is the world, and you live in it, and are grateful. You try to be grateful.
Michael Cunningham quotes: Accept that, like many men, you have a streak of the homoerotic in you. Why would you, why would anyone, want to be that straight? Accept that, like many men, you have a streak of the homoerotic in you. Why would you, why would anyone, want to be that straight?
Michael Cunningham quotes: Who was it who said, the worst thing you can imagine is probably what's already happening? Shrink phrase. Not untrue, though. Who was it who said, the worst thing you can imagine is probably what's already happening? Shrink phrase. Not untrue, though.
Michael Cunningham quotes: Fearlessness in the face of your own ineptitude is a useful tool to have. Fearlessness in the face of your own ineptitude is a useful tool to have.
Michael Cunningham quotes: Please, God, send me something to adore. Please, God, send me something to adore.
Michael Cunningham quotes: What do you do when you're no longer the hero of your own story? What do you do when you're no longer the hero of your own story?
Michael Cunningham quotes: You want to give him the book of his own life, the book that will locate him, parent him, arm him for the changes. You want to give him the book of his own life, the book that will locate him, parent him, arm him for the changes.
Michael Cunningham quotes: A full week of their mother's quiet fury over the fun they don't seem to be having and their father's dogged attempts to provide it ... A full week of their mother's quiet fury over the fun they don't seem to be having and their father's dogged attempts to provide it ...
Michael Cunningham quotes: We always worry about the wrong things, don't we? We always worry about the wrong things, don't we?
Michael Cunningham quotes: Remember, Peter: you are some hybrid of friend and hired help. You have latitude, but you can't get uppity. Remember, Peter: you are some hybrid of friend and hired help. You have latitude, but you can't get uppity.
Michael Cunningham quotes: End of story. 'Happily ever after' fell on everyone like a guillotine's blade. End of story. 'Happily ever after' fell on everyone like a guillotine's blade.