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Roy Blount, Jr.'s Profile

Brief about Roy Blount, Jr.: By info that we know Roy Blount, Jr. was born at 1941-10-04. And also Roy Blount, Jr. is American Writer.

Roy Blount, Jr. Biography

Roy Alton Blount, Jr., American writer was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 4, 1941. He graduated Ponce de Leon Elementary School and Decatur High School. At Decatur High school he was the president of his class and the editor of The Scribber, the school journal. He studied  journalism at Vanderbilt University. He also studied at Harvard University, from where he got a master’s degree.

Roy Blount was mostly known as a humorist. He was also known as a speaker, for example for his narration The Main Stream, the documentary about the Mississippi river. He has worked as a panelist on the NPR news, the quiz show Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me! He has also appeared as a guest on A Prairie Home Companion.  

Roy Blount is the author of twenty-three books and the ex-president of the author’s guide.

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A good heavy book holds you down. It's an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic.

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Get your friends together, go to your local bookstore and have a book-buying party.

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English is an outrageous tangle of those derivations and other multifarious linguistic influences, from Yiddish to Shoshone, which has grown up around a gnarly core of chewy, clangorous yawps derived from ancestors who painted themselves blue to frighten their enemies.

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According to scholars of linguistics, the relation between a word and its meaning is arbitrary.

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Anyone who undertakes the literary grind had better like playing around with words.

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Being president of too many well-meaning organizations put my father into an early grave. The lesson in this was not lost on me.

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I do some eccentric dancing.

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I have written some of the clumsiest, most clogged-yet-vagrant, hobbledehoyish, hitch-slipping sentences ever conceived by the human mind.

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I like weeding, but I tend to think of it as a solitary activity.

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Somebody informed me recently that the key to every art, from writing to gardening to sculpture, is creativity. I beg to differ.

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Studying literature at Harvard is like learning about women at the Mayo clinic.

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The last time somebody said, 'I find I can write much better with a word processor.', I replied, 'They used to say the same thing about drugs.'

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The more you try to pin a word down, the more you realize that it has its own cape, sword and little hat.

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Think about scary movies: There's a fine line between horror and humor.

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We don't want bookstores to die. Authors need them, and so do neighborhoods.

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I heard on public radio recently, there's a thing called Weed Dating. Singles get together in a garden and weed and then they take turns, they keep matching up with other people. Two people will weed down one row and switch over with two other people. It's in Vermont. I don't think I'd be very good at Weed Dating.

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I just think lots of words have physicality. How about the word 'wobble?' You think that's arbitrary? When you say the word 'wince,' you wince. How about that?

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I studied French in high school and German in college and I once took a 24-hour Italian crash course. English has by far the most words in it of any other language. Our money might not be worth anything anymore, but the language is.

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People may think of Southern humor in terms of missing teeth and outhouse accidents, but the best of it is a rich vein running through the best of Southern literature.

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There will be birthdays in the next twelve months; books keep well; they're easy to wrap: buy those books now. Buy replacements for any books looking raggedy on your shelves.

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