Katherine Porter Quotes


13 Katherine Porter quotes:



"Love must be learned, and learned again; there is no end to it."
"Human life itself may be almost pure chaos, but the work of the artist is to take these handfuls of confusion and disparate things, things that seem to be irreconcilable, and put them together in a frame to give them some kind of shape and meaning."
"Most people won't realize that writing is a craft. You have to take your apprenticeship in it like anything else."
"I was right not to be afraid of any thief but myself, who will end by leaving me nothing."
"Physical infidelity is the signal, the notice given, that all fidelities are undermined."
"Experience is what really happens to you in the long run; the truth that finally overtakes you."
"It's a man's world, and you men can have it."
"I shall try to tell the truth, but the result will be fiction."
"One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage of it."
"I have not much interest in anyone's personal history after the tenth year, not even my own. Whatever one was going to be was all prepared before that."
Author: Porter Quotes Category: Biography Quotes
"It is such a relief to be told the truth"
Author: Porter Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"You can't write about people out of textbooks, and you can't use jargon. You have to speak clearly and simply and purely in a language that a six-year-old child can understand; and yet have the meanings and the overtones of language, and the implications, that appeal to the highest intelligence."
Author: Porter Quotes Category: Language Quotes
"Our being is subject to all the chances of life. There are so many things we are capable of, that we could be or do. The potentialities are so great that we never, any of us, are more than one-fourth fulfilled."



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