Russell Banks Quotes

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Russell Banks quotes: No, because I am not a ventriloquist. No, because I am not a ventriloquist.
Russell Banks quotes: Luck can't last a lifetime unless you die young. Luck can't last a lifetime unless you die young.
Russell Banks quotes: The best thing about writing programs is that it rationalized the apprenticeship of a writer. The best thing about writing programs is that it rationalized the apprenticeship of a writer.
Russell Banks quotes: a fully flowered narcissist. a fully flowered narcissist.
Russell Banks quotes: Fixing motives is like fixing blame-the further away from the act you get, the harder it is to single out one thing as having caused it. Fixing motives is like fixing blame-the further away from the act you get, the harder it is to single out one thing as having caused it.
Russell Banks quotes: Listen, identify withe the victims and you become one yourself. Victims make lousy litigators. Listen, identify withe the victims and you become one yourself. Victims make lousy litigators.
Russell Banks quotes: And there are people who want to be writers because they love to write. And they care. And there are people who want to be writers because they love to write. And they care.
Russell Banks quotes: Angry? Yes, I'm angry: I'd be a lousy lawyer if I weren't. Angry? Yes, I'm angry: I'd be a lousy lawyer if I weren't.
Russell Banks quotes: And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading, I began to write, like a clever monkey. And out of a desire essentially to imitate what I was reading, I began to write, like a clever monkey.
Russell Banks quotes: Choose your agent as carefully as you would choose your accountant or lawyer. Or dentist. Choose your agent as carefully as you would choose your accountant or lawyer. Or dentist.
Russell Banks quotes: Believes in God the way he believes in politicians-he knows He exists but doesn't count on Him for anything. Believes in God the way he believes in politicians-he knows He exists but doesn't count on Him for anything.
Russell Banks quotes: I'm the kind of person who always follows the manual. No shortcuts. I'm the kind of person who always follows the manual. No shortcuts.
Russell Banks quotes: If you yourself are not a victim, you cannot claim to see the world as the victim does. If you yourself are not a victim, you cannot claim to see the world as the victim does.
Russell Banks quotes: Although I still occasionally paint and draw, my life has now been shaped by my writing. Although I still occasionally paint and draw, my life has now been shaped by my writing.
Russell Banks quotes: One hates a person for the same reason one loves him One hates a person for the same reason one loves him
Russell Banks quotes: It's hard to know more about a person's life than what that person wants you to know. It's hard to know more about a person's life than what that person wants you to know.
Russell Banks quotes: Much more than memoir; it's history. Much more than memoir; it's history.
Russell Banks quotes: But on the other hand, I don't actively seek out stories or hunt them down. But on the other hand, I don't actively seek out stories or hunt them down.
Russell Banks quotes: From then on, we were simply different people. Not new people; different. From then on, we were simply different people. Not new people; different.
Russell Banks quotes: Nobody does anything for one reason. Nobody does anything for one reason.
Russell Banks quotes: There is a wonderful intelligence to the unconscious. It's always smarter than we are. There is a wonderful intelligence to the unconscious. It's always smarter than we are.
Russell Banks quotes: Let the truth take care of itself, I decided. It's done all right on its own so far. Let the truth take care of itself, I decided. It's done all right on its own so far.
Russell Banks quotes: Loyalty is weird, it kicks in when you dont expect it and the people who deserve loyalty least seem to get it the most. Loyalty is weird, it kicks in when you dont expect it and the people who deserve loyalty least seem to get it the most.
Russell Banks quotes: Go, my book, and help destroy the world as it is. Go, my book, and help destroy the world as it is.
Russell Banks quotes: When you are a long way from where you think you belong, you will attach yourself to people you would otherwise ignore or even dislike. When you are a long way from where you think you belong, you will attach yourself to people you would otherwise ignore or even dislike.
Russell Banks quotes: My major allegiance has been to storytelling, not to history. My major allegiance has been to storytelling, not to history.
Russell Banks quotes: It's hard to spend years at a time working in total solitude with no reality-check. It's hard to spend years at a time working in total solitude with no reality-check.
Russell Banks quotes: Chimpanzees are endangered. Severely. Chimpanzees are endangered. Severely.
Russell Banks quotes: Lists of books we re-read and books we can't finish tell more about us than about the relative worth of the books themselves Lists of books we re-read and books we can't finish tell more about us than about the relative worth of the books themselves
Russell Banks quotes: The United States particularly abandoned Liberia after the end of the Cold War. The United States particularly abandoned Liberia after the end of the Cold War.
Russell Banks quotes: In some countries, I said to myself, the only life you can properly desire is that of destroyer. In some countries, I said to myself, the only life you can properly desire is that of destroyer.
Russell Banks quotes: Motivations are too tangled and complex. Motivations are too tangled and complex.