Walter Kirn Quotes

Top 67 wise famous quotes and sayings by Walter Kirn

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Walter Kirn quotes: Though I no longer liked him or respected him, the thought of his disapproval frightened me. Though I no longer liked him or respected him, the thought of his disapproval frightened me.
Walter Kirn quotes: Men who turn their faith into a business owe all of us a steak dinner now and then. Men who turn their faith into a business owe all of us a steak dinner now and then.
Walter Kirn quotes: I could see tall ideas standing up behind his eyes. I could see tall ideas standing up behind his eyes.
Walter Kirn quotes: A writer who isn't writing is asking for trouble. A writer who isn't writing is asking for trouble.
Walter Kirn quotes: She's everything I wanted when I was young and everything I distrust now that I'm not. She's everything I wanted when I was young and everything I distrust now that I'm not.
Walter Kirn quotes: Our habit of wishing backward from what is to what might have been is the soft but persistent tapping that cracks the crystal. Our habit of wishing backward from what is to what might have been is the soft but persistent tapping that cracks the crystal.
Walter Kirn quotes: Is it possible to be wiser on the page than you are in life? I'm hoping so. Is it possible to be wiser on the page than you are in life? I'm hoping so.
Walter Kirn quotes: Meanness on request isn't meanness at all, but kindness carried too far. Meanness on request isn't meanness at all, but kindness carried too far.
Walter Kirn quotes: I feel like my head is finally the right size. I feel like it finally fits around my mind. I feel like my head is finally the right size. I feel like it finally fits around my mind.
Walter Kirn quotes: In a world that's smarter than it used to be and, in some ways, smarter than it ought to be, stupidity has a way of making us seem all the In a world that's smarter than it used to be and, in some ways, smarter than it ought to be, stupidity has a way of making us seem all the more human.
Walter Kirn quotes: When Loughner himself speaks and we find out his real influences are Spiderman, 'Gnome Chomsky,' Taylor Swift, and Dr. Bronner, then what? When Loughner himself speaks and we find out his real influences are Spiderman, 'Gnome Chomsky,' Taylor Swift, and Dr. Bronner, then what?
Walter Kirn quotes: The atom was split by persistence. The atom was split by persistence.
Walter Kirn quotes: The future of time, of how it's won or lost, endured or enjoyed, expanded or compressed, will depend on how it's valued, not how it's measured. The future of time, of how it's won or lost, endured or enjoyed, expanded or compressed, will depend on how it's valued, not how it's measured.
Walter Kirn quotes: Memo to extreme partisans: If you can't bring yourselves to love your enemies, can you at least learn to hate your friends? Memo to extreme partisans: If you can't bring yourselves to love your enemies, can you at least learn to hate your friends?
Walter Kirn quotes: Remember daydreams? No, of course you don't. How could you? Three new text messages have just arrived, and another three, in a moment, will go out. Remember daydreams? No, of course you don't. How could you? Three new text messages have just arrived, and another three, in a moment, will go out.
Walter Kirn quotes: The best critic needn't be right, just interesting. The best critic needn't be right, just interesting.
Walter Kirn quotes: The most beautiful faces have some ugly in them. The most beautiful faces have some ugly in them.
Walter Kirn quotes: Writing about the future and the past is less a way of dramatizing change than of showing, by way of contrast, what abides. Writing about the future and the past is less a way of dramatizing change than of showing, by way of contrast, what abides.
Walter Kirn quotes: You thought you were found but you realize that you were lost, and someday you may discover that you're lost now. You thought you were found but you realize that you were lost, and someday you may discover that you're lost now.
Walter Kirn quotes: Just breathing can be such a luxury sometimes. Just breathing can be such a luxury sometimes.
Walter Kirn quotes: Thoughts are thoughts and that's all they are. Thoughts are thoughts and that's all they are.
Walter Kirn quotes: Liars are exhausting people. Liars are exhausting people.
Walter Kirn quotes: In the age of networked everything, life moves sideways and covers lots of ground while barely touching the earth. In the age of networked everything, life moves sideways and covers lots of ground while barely touching the earth.
Walter Kirn quotes: Reason leavened with a little wit (if possible) is the real alternative to hate speech, meaning that there's no better time for it. Reason leavened with a little wit (if possible) is the real alternative to hate speech, meaning that there's no better time for it.
Walter Kirn quotes: The jurors appear vaguely stranded and at loose ends, uprooted from their routines and livelihoods. The jurors appear vaguely stranded and at loose ends, uprooted from their routines and livelihoods.
Walter Kirn quotes: Central Wyoming was like hell without the flames, an underworld thrust up onto the surface. Central Wyoming was like hell without the flames, an underworld thrust up onto the surface.
Walter Kirn quotes: He lived in two modes, the apparent and the veiled, and in two realms, the opera and the sewer, and he shuttled between them like a genie. He lived in two modes, the apparent and the veiled, and in two realms, the opera and the sewer, and he shuttled between them like a genie.
Walter Kirn quotes: Size has nothing to do with literature. All legs are long enough to touch the ground, and all books are big enough to fill their covers. Size has nothing to do with literature. All legs are long enough to touch the ground, and all books are big enough to fill their covers.
Walter Kirn quotes: They lived in a blurry world, those two, where clear, consistent intentions weren't required. They lived in a blurry world, those two, where clear, consistent intentions weren't required.
Walter Kirn quotes: Ask Jeeves! Who ever used that thing? College freshmen to find out who Goethe was - that's it. Ask Jeeves! Who ever used that thing? College freshmen to find out who Goethe was - that's it.
Walter Kirn quotes: I've come to learn that the determined and gifted and genuine sociopath has far more power to deceive than we realize. I've come to learn that the determined and gifted and genuine sociopath has far more power to deceive than we realize.
Walter Kirn quotes: Uncertainty doesn't make life worth living, quite, but it does make striving and gambling worth attempting. Uncertainty doesn't make life worth living, quite, but it does make striving and gambling worth attempting.
Walter Kirn quotes: [T]he anti-vitriol vitriol is getting ugly. [T]he anti-vitriol vitriol is getting ugly.
Walter Kirn quotes: Frustration comes from fighting your own momentum. Frustration comes from fighting your own momentum.
Walter Kirn quotes: My primary ambition is to be a fiction writer ... Being a critic wasn't an aspiration of mine. My primary ambition is to be a fiction writer ... Being a critic wasn't an aspiration of mine.
Walter Kirn quotes: His voice sounded more sincere in these surroundings, less distorted by pride and pain. His voice sounded more sincere in these surroundings, less distorted by pride and pain.