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Patrick DeWitt quotes: and that Eli, is how you got your freckles and that Eli, is how you got your freckles
Patrick DeWitt quotes: You always bring God into arguments you know you're losing, for the liar is lonely, and welcomes all manner of company. You always bring God into arguments you know you're losing, for the liar is lonely, and welcomes all manner of company.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I lay in the dark thinking about the difficulties of family, how crazy and crooked the stories of a bloodline can be. I lay in the dark thinking about the difficulties of family, how crazy and crooked the stories of a bloodline can be.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: This marked the end of our toothbrush conversation. This marked the end of our toothbrush conversation.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: When your protagonist bores you, you're in trouble. When your protagonist bores you, you're in trouble.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: Every industry has slack times, and everyone has bad days at work. Every industry has slack times, and everyone has bad days at work.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: If you're not riddled with doubt, you've probably done something wrong. If you're not riddled with doubt, you've probably done something wrong.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: The hardest thing in the world for a writer is to amass a readership. So many good books come out, and so many good books disappear. The hardest thing in the world for a writer is to amass a readership. So many good books come out, and so many good books disappear.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: His heart was a church of his own choosing,and the lights came throughthe colourful windows. His heart was a church of his own choosing,
and the lights came through
the colourful windows.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I'm done talking about your horse, Eli.' 'If you think it will not come up again, you are mistaken. I'm done talking about your horse, Eli.' 'If you think it will not come up again, you are mistaken.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: It is true, I thought. I am living a life. It is true, I thought. I am living a life.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: All I know, boy, is that life is, on occasion, entirely too vast for my tastes. All I know, boy, is that life is, on occasion, entirely too vast for my tastes.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I don't know that I'd call myself an optimist. I don't know that I'd call myself an optimist.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: The idea is this: It's important to upset one's work habits, to topple the cart for each project. The idea is this: It's important to upset one's work habits, to topple the cart for each project.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I understand the desire to write and read about the death of publishing. It's a perversely and universally appealing topic. I understand the desire to write and read about the death of publishing. It's a perversely and universally appealing topic.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I kept trying to write these books that were sort of outside of my realm, and I kept failing. I kept trying to write these books that were sort of outside of my realm, and I kept failing.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I haven't read hardly any Westerns, to tell you the truth. I haven't read hardly any Westerns, to tell you the truth.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: He makes good time for a hysterical man on foot. He makes good time for a hysterical man on foot.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: It's healthy to have interests besides books. It's healthy to have interests besides books.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I'm either enjoying myself or I'm not. And if I'm not enjoying myself, something's gone terribly wrong. I'm either enjoying myself or I'm not. And if I'm not enjoying myself, something's gone terribly wrong.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: Our blood is the same, we just use it differently. Our blood is the same, we just use it differently.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I almost vomited in the boot! I was just about to vomit in the boot! Can you imagine how upset I would have been? I almost vomited in the boot! I was just about to vomit in the boot! Can you imagine how upset I would have been?
Patrick DeWitt quotes: Where is your mother, Charlie asked. Dead. I'm sorry to hear that Thank you. But she was always dead. Where is your mother, Charlie asked. Dead. I'm sorry to hear that Thank you. But she was always dead.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I've always felt so fortunate to have writing to turn to every day. I'm obsessed with it. I've always felt so fortunate to have writing to turn to every day. I'm obsessed with it.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: Looking around, I saw so many unhappy adults, people who loathed their jobs, and I didn't want to be one of them. Looking around, I saw so many unhappy adults, people who loathed their jobs, and I didn't want to be one of them.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: He wandered here and there over rolling hills.He never saw the ocean butdreamed of it often enough. He wandered here and there over rolling hills.
He never saw the ocean but
dreamed of it often enough.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: She wasn't precisely sure what she was walking toward but she wouldn't have turned around for the world. She wasn't precisely sure what she was walking toward but she wouldn't have turned around for the world.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: It is hard to find a friend,' I said. 'It is the hardest thing in this world,' he agreed. It is hard to find a friend,' I said. 'It is the hardest thing in this world,' he agreed.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: He only wished to fight and cultivate an anger toward me, thus alleviating his guilt, but I would not abet him in this. He only wished to fight and cultivate an anger toward me, thus alleviating his guilt, but I would not abet him in this.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: We can all of us be hurt, and no one is exclusively safe from worry and sadness. We can all of us be hurt, and no one is exclusively safe from worry and sadness.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: My instinct is to write under the cloak of an opaque historical setting. My instinct is to write under the cloak of an opaque historical setting.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I don't necessarily want to make people stomp and clap. I simply want to engage people. I don't necessarily want to make people stomp and clap. I simply want to engage people.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: 'The Sisters Brothers' has endeared so many prize juries because the Western format has more of a broad appeal and is familiar to readers. 'The Sisters Brothers' has endeared so many prize juries because the Western format has more of a broad appeal and is familiar to readers.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I do not know what it was about that boy but just looking at him, even I wanted to clout him on the head. It was a head that invited I do not know what it was about that boy but just looking at him, even I wanted to clout him on the head. It was a head that invited violence.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: Certain writers look down their noses at plot, and I think I might have been one of them until I tried it. Certain writers look down their noses at plot, and I think I might have been one of them until I tried it.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I know a lot of people who use the Internet really wisely. It enriches their lives in some way. I know a lot of people who use the Internet really wisely. It enriches their lives in some way.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: Just your everyday grouping of civilized gentlemen, sitting in a round robin to discuss the events of the day with quivering erections. Just your everyday grouping of civilized gentlemen, sitting in a round robin to discuss the events of the day with quivering erections.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I don't know that happy people are interesting to write about - or to read about. I don't know that happy people are interesting to write about - or to read about.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I will never be a leader of men, and neither do I want to be one, and neither do I want to be led. I thought: I want to lead I will never be a leader of men, and neither do I want to be one, and neither do I want to be led. I thought: I want to lead only myself.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: Here is another miserable mental image I will have to catalog and make room for. Here is another miserable mental image I will have to catalog and make room for.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I wouldn't want to write a biography of anyone. I'd feel too inhibited by the facts and too much pressure to do the subject's life justice. I wouldn't want to write a biography of anyone. I'd feel too inhibited by the facts and too much pressure to do the subject's life justice.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: when I see you, I feel the same. It is when I am away that I lose myself. when I see you, I feel the same. It is when I am away that I lose myself.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: My first book didn't even have a Canadian publisher. And that upset me, because I so wanted a readership up there. My first book didn't even have a Canadian publisher. And that upset me, because I so wanted a readership up there.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: It would seem to me that the solitude of working in the wilds is not healthy for a man. It would seem to me that the solitude of working in the wilds is not healthy for a man.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: The creak of bed springs suffering under the weight of a restless man is as lonely a sound as I know. The creak of bed springs suffering under the weight of a restless man is as lonely a sound as I know.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: Why were you feeling low?' 'Why does anyone? It creeps up on you from time to time. Why were you feeling low?' 'Why does anyone? It creeps up on you from time to time.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I thought, Perhaps a man is never meant to be truly happy. Perhaps there is no such a thing in our world, after all. As I thought, Perhaps a man is never meant to be truly happy. Perhaps there is no such a thing in our world, after all. As
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I had no plan to write a western novel, and when I realized it was happening, I was pretty surprised by it. But you have to go with what feels I had no plan to write a western novel, and when I realized it was happening, I was pretty surprised by it. But you have to go with what feels right.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: Feeling my middle section, which is and always has been bountiful, I said I did not think I would fit in the small Feeling my middle section, which is and always has been bountiful, I said I did not think I would fit in the small
Patrick DeWitt quotes: The impetus for 'The Sisters Brothers' was it occurred to me that there was no neurosis in westerns, or there's a minimal amount of it. The impetus for 'The Sisters Brothers' was it occurred to me that there was no neurosis in westerns, or there's a minimal amount of it.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: He is not bad, I don't think. Perhaps he is simply too lazy to be good. He is not bad, I don't think. Perhaps he is simply too lazy to be good.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: 'The Sisters Brothers' started out as a little bit of dialogue between these two men who became Eli and Charlie Sisters. 'The Sisters Brothers' started out as a little bit of dialogue between these two men who became Eli and Charlie Sisters.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I have a paranoia that 'Ablutions' is the best thing I'll ever do. I have a paranoia that 'Ablutions' is the best thing I'll ever do.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I felt a premonitory concern they would never revisit it. I felt a premonitory concern they would never revisit it.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: It is a glory and a torment. It is a glory and a torment.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: Do you know how much a hundred dollars is?' he asked. I said that I did not and he answered, 'It is a hundred dollars. Do you know how much a hundred dollars is?' he asked. I said that I did not and he answered, 'It is a hundred dollars.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: I'm not an enormous proponent of plot as a reader. It's about other things; my reading has become specialized over the years. I'm not an enormous proponent of plot as a reader. It's about other things; my reading has become specialized over the years.
Patrick DeWitt quotes: That is to say, nine dead beavers in a line on the sand. There was something decorative about this, but also ominous or forbidding. That is to say, nine dead beavers in a line on the sand. There was something decorative about this, but also ominous or forbidding.