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Richard Ford quotes: I don't have a very logical and orderly mind. I don't have a very logical and orderly mind.
Richard Ford quotes: Don't let what your parents do disappoint you. Don't let what your parents do disappoint you.
Richard Ford quotes: If you lose all hope, you can always find it again. If you lose all hope, you can always find it again.
Richard Ford quotes: Cynicism makes you feel smart, I know it, even when you aren't smart. Cynicism makes you feel smart, I know it, even when you aren't smart.
Richard Ford quotes: It's hard to go through life without killing someone. It's hard to go through life without killing someone.
Richard Ford quotes: Things happen when people are not where they belong, and the world moves forward and back by that principle. Things happen when people are not where they belong, and the world moves forward and back by that principle.
Richard Ford quotes: Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known. Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known.
Richard Ford quotes: Writing never came naturally and I still have to force my hand to do it. Writing never came naturally and I still have to force my hand to do it.
Richard Ford quotes: If loneliness is the disease, the story is the cure.
If loneliness is the disease, the story is the cure.
Richard Ford quotes: It was as if I'd already left some time before and was just catching up with myself. It was as if I'd already left some time before and was just catching up with myself.
Richard Ford quotes: The world is a more engaging and less dramatic place than writers ever give it credit for being The world is a more engaging and less dramatic place than writers ever give it credit for being
Richard Ford quotes: It's odd how our fears, the ones we didn't know we had, alter our sight line and make us see things that never were. It's odd how our fears, the ones we didn't know we had, alter our sight line and make us see things that never were.
Richard Ford quotes: I know you can dream your way through an otherwise fine life, and never wake up, which is what I almost did. I know you can dream your way through an otherwise fine life, and never wake up, which is what I almost did.
Richard Ford quotes: The ways in which things are superficially similar but also distinct is interesting to me. The ways in which things are superficially similar but also distinct is interesting to me.
Richard Ford quotes: It was on such a night as this that the unhappy things came about. It was on such a night as this that the unhappy things came about.
Richard Ford quotes: A lot of things seem one way but are another. And how a thing seems is often just the game we play to save ourselves from great, panicking pain. A lot of things seem one way but are another. And how a thing seems is often just the game we play to save ourselves from great, panicking pain.
Richard Ford quotes: When people realize they're being listened to, they tell you things. When people realize they're being listened to, they tell you things.
Richard Ford quotes: To encounter me now at age sixty-six is to be unable to imagine me at fifteen ... To encounter me now at age sixty-six is to be unable to imagine me at fifteen ...
Richard Ford quotes: She was an artist. She held opposites in her mind. She was an artist. She held opposites in her mind.
Richard Ford quotes: This is the only badge of true friendship I'm sure of: not to be curious. This is the only badge of true friendship I'm sure of: not to be curious.
Richard Ford quotes: Unbridled commerce isn't generally pretty, but it's always forward-thinking. Unbridled commerce isn't generally pretty, but it's always forward-thinking.
Richard Ford quotes: I'm an equal opportunity reader - although I don't much read plays. And since I was raised a Presbyterian, pretty much all pleasures are guilty. I'm an equal opportunity reader - although I don't much read plays. And since I was raised a Presbyterian, pretty much all pleasures are guilty.
Richard Ford quotes: I started reading literature at 17 or 18, and I felt this extra beat to life. I started reading literature at 17 or 18, and I felt this extra beat to life.
Richard Ford quotes: She understood perfectly that when the object of anticipation becomes paramount, trouble begins to lurk like a panther. She understood perfectly that when the object of anticipation becomes paramount, trouble begins to lurk like a panther.
Richard Ford quotes: Tweet, tweet, you're alive, you ignorant asshole. Tweet, tweet, you're alive, you ignorant asshole.
Richard Ford quotes: In order to write novels for a living - it's not pathological, but I do think and worry and brood and fidget about stuff that I'm working on. In order to write novels for a living - it's not pathological, but I do think and worry and brood and fidget about stuff that I'm working on.
Richard Ford quotes: Only sometimes you can't feel anything about a subject without hypothesizing its extinction. Only sometimes you can't feel anything about a subject without hypothesizing its extinction.
Richard Ford quotes: I'm a verb, Frank. Verbs don't answer questions. I'm a verb, Frank. Verbs don't answer questions.
Richard Ford quotes: these were days when people still made things and used machines, instead of the opposite). these were days when people still made things and used machines, instead of the opposite).
Richard Ford quotes: Fear and hope are alike underneath. Fear and hope are alike underneath.
Richard Ford quotes: Then nothing was ever again as it had been. You don't think things like that can happen. Then you find out they both can and will. So, Then nothing was ever again as it had been. You don't think things like that can happen. Then you find out they both can and will. So,
Richard Ford quotes: What a person becomes in such a situation is paralyzed - caught in one long, sustained, intolerable present. Who What a person becomes in such a situation is paralyzed - caught in one long, sustained, intolerable present. Who
Richard Ford quotes: For, how else to seize such an instant? How to shout out into the empty air just the right words, and on cue? Frame a moment to last a lifetime? For, how else to seize such an instant? How to shout out into the empty air just the right words, and on cue? Frame a moment to last a lifetime?
Richard Ford quotes: Life's passed along to us empty. We have to make up the happiness part. Life's passed along to us empty. We have to make up the happiness part.
Richard Ford quotes: Someone ... tell us what's important, because we no longer know. Someone ... tell us what's important, because we no longer know.
Richard Ford quotes: That life can't be escaped and must be faced entirely. That life can't be escaped and must be faced entirely.
Richard Ford quotes: I like writing that's smart on the page. I like writing that's smart on the page.
Richard Ford quotes: I work really hard at these books, and when colleagues write nasty reviews of them, I take it very personally. I work really hard at these books, and when colleagues write nasty reviews of them, I take it very personally.
Richard Ford quotes: It was striking, the character of destruction. It was always diverse It was striking, the character of destruction. It was always diverse
Richard Ford quotes: It's shocking to note how close we play to unwelcome realizations, and yet how our ongoing ignorance makes so much of life possible. It's shocking to note how close we play to unwelcome realizations, and yet how our ongoing ignorance makes so much of life possible.
Richard Ford quotes: I have a theory ... that someplace at the heart of most compelling stories is something that doesn't make sense. I have a theory ... that someplace at the heart of most compelling stories is something that doesn't make sense.
Richard Ford quotes: Reading is probably what leads most writers to writing. Reading is probably what leads most writers to writing.
Richard Ford quotes: For writers - even sportswriters - bad news is always easier than good, since it is, after all, more familiar. For writers - even sportswriters - bad news is always easier than good, since it is, after all, more familiar.
Richard Ford quotes: Writing is the only thing I've ever done with persistence, except for being married. Writing is the only thing I've ever done with persistence, except for being married.
Richard Ford quotes: Marry somebody you love and who thinks you being a writer's a good idea. Marry somebody you love and who thinks you being a writer's a good idea.
Richard Ford quotes: I haven't scoured Dixie out of my voice. But I don't think that the books that I have written ... have really in any way been Southern in character. I haven't scoured Dixie out of my voice. But I don't think that the books that I have written ... have really in any way been Southern in character.
Richard Ford quotes: I think once you love somebody, you love somebody; that's just how it is. I think once you love somebody, you love somebody; that's just how it is.
Richard Ford quotes: I had a Tourette's period. And obsessive compulsive disorder. Things would get in my brain that I couldn't get out of my brain. I had a Tourette's period. And obsessive compulsive disorder. Things would get in my brain that I couldn't get out of my brain.
Richard Ford quotes: With imagination, you can put something where nothing was. With imagination, you can put something where nothing was.
Richard Ford quotes: No words came out of me. Words can also be the feeblest emissaries for our feelings. No words came out of me. Words can also be the feeblest emissaries for our feelings.
Richard Ford quotes: That said, being dyslexic, I wasn't a great reader when I was kid. That said, being dyslexic, I wasn't a great reader when I was kid.
Richard Ford quotes: Life is full of surprises, a wise man said, and would not be worth having if it were not. Life is full of surprises, a wise man said, and would not be worth having if it were not.
Richard Ford quotes: Stop searching. Face the earth where you can. Literally speaking, it's all you have to go on. Stop searching. Face the earth where you can. Literally speaking, it's all you have to go on.
Richard Ford quotes: The saved moment is the true art of love. The saved moment is the true art of love.
Richard Ford quotes: What was our life like? I almost don't remember now. Though I remember it, the space of time it occupied. And I remember it fondly. What was our life like? I almost don't remember now. Though I remember it, the space of time it occupied. And I remember it fondly.
Richard Ford quotes: Men are a strange breed. Men are a strange breed.
Richard Ford quotes: Maybe I'm a serial regional writer. First here, then there, across the map. Maybe I'm a serial regional writer. First here, then there, across the map.
Richard Ford quotes: There's no right way to plan a life and no right way to live one - only plenty of wrong ways. There's no right way to plan a life and no right way to live one - only plenty of wrong ways.
Richard Ford quotes: I didn't feel up to writing about 9/11. If I were to write about it, it would take me years. I didn't feel up to writing about 9/11. If I were to write about it, it would take me years.
Richard Ford quotes: I think I am a verb instead of a personal pronoun. A verb signifies to be; to do; to suffer. I signify all three. I think I am a verb instead of a personal pronoun. A verb signifies to be; to do; to suffer. I signify all three.
Richard Ford quotes: Something draws you ... An impatience with your own ignorance. Something draws you ... An impatience with your own ignorance.
Richard Ford quotes: On writing: I don't like doing this, but it feels so good when I stop. On writing: I don't like doing this, but it feels so good when I stop.
Richard Ford quotes: an infinite remoteness underlies us all. an infinite remoteness underlies us all.
Richard Ford quotes: Our sympathies are most required when they seem least due. Our sympathies are most required when they seem least due.
Richard Ford quotes: People surprise you, Frank, with just how fuckin stupid they are. People surprise you, Frank, with just how fuckin stupid they are.
Richard Ford quotes: You're only good if you can do bad and decide not to. You're only good if you can do bad and decide not to.
Richard Ford quotes: All we really want is to get to the point where the past can explain nothing about us and we can get on with life. All we really want is to get to the point where the past can explain nothing about us and we can get on with life.
Richard Ford quotes: What's friendship's realest measure?I'll tell you. The amount of precious time you'll squander on someone else's calamities and fuck-ups. What's friendship's realest measure?
I'll tell you. The amount of precious time you'll squander on someone else's calamities and fuck-ups.
Richard Ford quotes: Very early you come to the realization that nothing will ever take you away from yourself. Very early you come to the realization that nothing will ever take you away from yourself.
Richard Ford quotes: For the two of us, ours was just a version of life briefly perfected (though in a way that showed me something) and that ended. For the two of us, ours was just a version of life briefly perfected (though in a way that showed me something) and that ended.
Richard Ford quotes: I realized I loved you, and I didn't want to be married to somebody I didn't love. I wanted to be married to you. It isn't all that complicated. I realized I loved you, and I didn't want to be married to somebody I didn't love. I wanted to be married to you. It isn't all that complicated.
Richard Ford quotes: He was like my father. They each wanted me to be their audience, to hear the things they needed to express. He was like my father. They each wanted me to be their audience, to hear the things they needed to express.
Richard Ford quotes: I'm intrigued by how ordinary behavior exists so close beside its opposite. I'm intrigued by how ordinary behavior exists so close beside its opposite.
Richard Ford quotes: The art of living your life has a lot to do with getting over loss. The less the past haunts you, the better. The art of living your life has a lot to do with getting over loss. The less the past haunts you, the better.
Richard Ford quotes: Most things don't stay the way they are very long. Most things don't stay the way they are very long.
Richard Ford quotes: Most things dopn't stay the way they are very long. Most things dopn't stay the way they are very long.