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Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: A book is completed only when it is A book is completed only when it is finished by a reader. Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: What monstrous things, our pasts, especially when they What monstrous things, our pasts, especially when they have been lovely. Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: It's like moving through a delicious fog. It's like moving through a delicious fog. Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: I think we're moving toward moments of grace I think we're moving toward moments of grace and understanding. And I think these things take time. Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: At what whirling moment had she halted and At what whirling moment had she halted and turned, unbeknownst to herself, the other way? Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: The thing about love is that we come The thing about love is that we come alive in bodies not our own. Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: For all its imagined moments, literature works in For all its imagined moments, literature works in unimaginable ways. Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: Stories are the best democracy we have. We Stories are the best democracy we have. We are allowed to become the other we never dreamed we could be. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: I have the most charmed, most - I I have the most charmed, most - I feel entirely blessed and lucky that I have the life that I have. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: If your life doesn't flash in front of If your life doesn't flash in front of your eyes, old boy, does that mean you've had no life at all? — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: It was as if they wanted to take It was as if they wanted to take their older bodies and put their younger hearts inside. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: He was there, he said, to raise just He was there, he said, to raise just a single hat, but eventually that hat would raise the heavens. He would go forth as a slave no more. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: Sometimes, in life, nothing happens. But, sometimes, nothing Sometimes, in life, nothing happens. But, sometimes, nothing happens beautifully. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: The true nature of a democracy is its The true nature of a democracy is its ability to say yes when even the powerful say no — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: He could be in any mood or any He could be in any mood or any place and, unbidden, it returned. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: He might have been naive, but he didn't He might have been naive, but he didn't care; he said he's rather die with his heart on his sleeve than end up another cynic. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: I have different books for different times of I have different books for different times of the day, let alone different seasons of the year! — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: And it strikes her, as she walks, that And it strikes her, as she walks, that borders, like hatred, are exaggerated precisely because otherwise they would cease to exist altogether. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: Oh, the mind itself is a deep, deep Oh, the mind itself is a deep, deep well. Lower me down and let me touch water. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: The point of flight. To get rid of The point of flight. To get rid of oneself. That was reason enough to fly. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: When I sat down beside them, their silence When I sat down beside them, their silence was lined with tenderness. We have to admire the world for not ending on us. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: A bottle of gin sat in the center A bottle of gin sat in the center of the table. More emptiness than gin in the bottle. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: What was life anyway? An accumulation of small What was life anyway? An accumulation of small shelves if incident. Stacked at odd angles to each other. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: They bobbed back and forth, little Halloween apples. They bobbed back and forth, little Halloween apples. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: If you think you know all the secrets, If you think you know all the secrets, you think you know all the cures. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Padraic Colum: O woman shapely as a swan. O woman shapely as a swan. — Padraic Colum
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: Someone was high or brilliant or both. Someone was high or brilliant or both. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: banging saucepans to ring in the new year? banging saucepans to ring in the new year? — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: An optimist is a braver cynic. An optimist is a braver cynic. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: Literature can remind us that not all life Literature can remind us that not all life is already written down: there are still so many stories to be told. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: Literature can stop my heart and execute me Literature can stop my heart and execute me for a moment, allow me to become someone else. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: Their perfect English accents. As if serving all Their perfect English accents. As if serving all their vowels on a fine set of tongs. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: Pain's nothing. Pain's what you give, not what Pain's nothing. Pain's what you give, not what you get. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: It was necessary to love silence, but before It was necessary to love silence, but before you could love silence you had to have noise. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Padraic Colum: To Meath of the pastures,From wet hills by To Meath of the pastures,
From wet hills by the sea,
Through Leitrim and Longford,
Go my cattle and me. — Padraic Colum
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: One look at each other and it was One look at each other and it was immediately understood that they both needed a clean slate,,, The obliteration of memory. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Padraic Colum: He was Loki, a being who only half He was Loki, a being who only half belonged to the Gods; his father was the Wind Giant. — Padraic Colum
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: He was the son of his sonhe was He was the son of his son
he was here, he was left behind. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: Nobody falls halfway Nobody falls halfway — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Padraic Colum: I would change the knowledge I have into I would change the knowledge I have into wisdom, so that the things that are to happen will be changed into the best that may be. — Padraic Colum
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: He was holding the image of his own He was holding the image of his own people up: sometimes it was weight enough to stagger under. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: I suppose one finally learns, after much searching, I suppose one finally learns, after much searching, that we really only belong to ourselves. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: At a certain stage every single thing can At a certain stage every single thing can be a sign. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: There is always room for at least two There is always room for at least two truths. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: The smallest moments: they return, dwell, endure. The smallest moments: they return, dwell, endure. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: All this miraculous hatred. Christ, a man can't All this miraculous hatred. Christ, a man can't eat his breakfast for filling his belly full of it. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: So you want to be a dancer? I So you want to be a dancer? I asked. I want to dance better than I already do, he said. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: He felt for a moment uncreated. Another kind He felt for a moment uncreated. Another kind of awake. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: The disconnect between his mouth and his mind. The disconnect between his mouth and his mind. That's where the camera came in. It was the unspoken thing between him and the others. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: So, leave the cynics be. Out-cynic them. Step So, leave the cynics be. Out-cynic them. Step into that elsewhere. Believe that your story is bigger than yourself. In — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: I'm much more interested in allowing a story I'm much more interested in allowing a story to happen, and people find whatever meaning is in there. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: I was a raw, quiet child, and God I was a raw, quiet child, and God was already a bore to me. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: He realized that he had thought only about He realized that he had thought only about the first step, never imagined the last. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: The world does not turn without moments of The world does not turn without moments of grace. Who cares how small. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: There comes a point when, tired of losing, There comes a point when, tired of losing, you decide to stop failing yourself, or at least to try, or to send up the final flare, one last chance. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: In another life I would have liked to In another life I would have liked to be a poet, I just can't stop the lines in time, so I'm a novelist. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: The person we know at first, she thinks, The person we know at first, she thinks, is not the one we know at last. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: One goes up in a plane knowing, sometimes, One goes up in a plane knowing, sometimes, that not all of you is going to come down. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: And what is it we give our children And what is it we give our children anyway, except the ability to not become us? — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: She had told Jaslyn once that everyone knows She had told Jaslyn once that everyone knows where they are from when they know where it is they want to be buried. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: Words are good for saying what things are, Words are good for saying what things are, but sometimes they don't function for what things aren't. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: Then the clouds curtsy in, the rain kneels Then the clouds curtsy in, the rain kneels upon the land, and the weather knocks them back a whole day and a half. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: Part of the beauty of fiction is that Part of the beauty of fiction is that we come alive in a body that we don't own. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: He caught a glimpse in the mirror the He caught a glimpse in the mirror the other day, and how in tarnation did I acquire the face of my father's father? — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: That's what I like about God. You get That's what I like about God. You get to know Him by His occasional absence. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: A single man, he said he loved women A single man, he said he loved women but preferred engines. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: The overexamined life... It's not worth living. The overexamined life... It's not worth living. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: Memory has a heavy backspin, yet it's still Memory has a heavy backspin, yet it's still impossible to land exactly where we took off. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: I don't believe the world's a particularly beautiful I don't believe the world's a particularly beautiful place, but I do believe in redemption. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: Sooner or later they all turn their backs. Sooner or later they all turn their backs. They all leave. That's gospel. I've been there. I've seen it. They all do. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Padraic Colum: It is more important to let a child's It is more important to let a child's imagination develop than it is to labor to inculcate in him or her some correct ethical point of view. — Padraic Colum
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: The essence of intelligence was to know when, The essence of intelligence was to know when, or if, to expose even the heart's deep need for instruction. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: There's a part of me that thinks perhaps There's a part of me that thinks perhaps we go on existing in a place even after we've left it. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: The over examined life, Claire, it's not worth The over examined life, Claire, it's not worth living. — Colum McCann
Colum's Quotes By Colum McCann: I suppose I've always known that it's hard I suppose I've always known that it's hard to be just one person. the key is in the door and it can always be opened. — Colum McCann