Canadian Writer Quotes

139 Canadian Writer quotes:

"An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it."
"Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame."
"If you don't know where you're going, you will probably end up somewhere else."
"I'm not Chinese. I thrive in interesting times."
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"Learning is always rebellion... Every bit of new truth discovered is revolutionary to what was believed before."
"A long time ago a bunch of people reached a general consensus as to what's real and what's not and most of us have been going along with it ever since."
"The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it."
"The complexity of things - the things within things - just seems to be endless. I mean nothing is easy, nothing is simple."
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"Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories - and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories."
"That's something I think is growing on me as I get older: happy endings."
"The deep, personal material of the latter half of your life is your children. You can write about your parents when they're gone, but your children are still going to be here, and you're going to want them to come and visit you in the nursing home."
"The stories are not autobiographical, but they're personal in that way. I seem to know only the things that I've learned. Probably some things through observation, but what I feel I know surely is personal."
"I can't play bridge. I don't play tennis. All those things that people learn, and I admire, there hasn't seemed time for. But what there is time for is looking out the window."
"I want the reader to feel something is astonishing. Not the 'what happens,' but the way everything happens. These long short story fictions do that best, for me."
"In my own work, I tend to cover a lot of time and to jump back and forward in time, and sometimes the way I do this is not very straightforward."
"In twenty years I've never had a day when I didn't have to think about someone else's needs. And this means the writing has to be fitted around it."
"They don't have the language or the skills or the knowledge - and if you put them all together, you have a complete communication block."
"Club Secretary: I say, Lawrence. You are a clown! Lawrence: We can't all be lion tamers."
"We teach teens what we think they ought to know, and we never tell them what they want to know."
"A beginning is the end of something, always."

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