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Born: 1958-05-04
Profession: Author
Nation: American
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I don't think we'll ever lose the desire for people to tell stories or to hear stories or to be entrapped in a beautiful story.

Tags: Beautiful, Lose, Tell

I love to swim, and I love being near water.

Tags: Love, Swim, Water

I never know as a writer when I set out into a novel where it's going to take me.

Tags: Novel, Writer

It's impossible to control the reception of your work - the only thing you can control is the experience of writing itself, and the work you create.

Tags: Experience, Work, Writing

William Trevor is an author I admire; his stories are subtle and powerful, and beautifully written.

Tags: Powerful, Stories, Written

As a writer and as a reader, I really believe in the power of narrative to allow us ways to experience life beyond our own, ways to reflect on things that have happened to us and a chance to engage with the world in ways that transcend time and gender and all sorts of things.

Tags: Life, Power, Time

I find my husband's family history fascinating, as they can trace the family lineage back to ancestors who fought, and died, in the first battle of the Revolution, as well as to many other interesting people.

Tags: Family, History, Husband

I've always set my stories in places I know well. It frees me up to spend more imaginative time on the characters if I'm not worrying about the logistics.

Tags: Spend, Stories, Time

Many Lexington natives believe they live in a special place, one impossible to leave. I'm not so sure about that - or it's more accurate to say I think a more general truth exists beneath it: the place you first call home stays with you always, whether you remain or go.

Tags: Home, Special, Truth

My first job was in a nursing home - a terrible place in retrospect. It was in an old house, and the residents were so lonely. People rarely visited them. I only stayed there a couple of months, but it made a strong impression on me.

Tags: Home, Lonely, Strong

One of my greatest times of inspiration is when I'm traveling or living in a new country - there's a tremendous freedom that comes from being unfettered by your own, familiar culture, and by seeing the world from a different point of view.

Tags: Country, Freedom, Greatest

The way we behave, our views and outlooks really have their sources some place. They come from somewhere. Sometimes we don't even know what they are, and yet they're very powerful in our lives.

Tags: Place, Powerful, Sometimes

Though Lexington is not a small town, it sometimes feels like one, with circles of acquaintance overlapping once, then again; the person you meet by chance at the library or the pool may turn out to be the best friend of your down-the-street neighbor. Maybe that's why people are so friendly here, so willing to be unhurried.

Tags: Best, Friend, Friendly

Cleveland is the place I grew up and lived much of my adult life, so it will always be a part of my soul.

Tags: Life, Place, Soul

Each of my records has a different focus, a different theme.

Tags: Focus, Records, Theme

I also spend a lot of time on political blogs, and music blogs getting things for my radio show.

Tags: Music, Political, Time

I am pretty detached from the local music crowd though.

Tags: Music, Pretty, Though

I have always abhorred the business end of music.

Tags: Business, End, Music

I probably had the most fun recording For Richer For Poorer in Nashville.

Tags: Fun, Nashville, Recording

There's nothing remotely interesting to me about marketing music as a product.

Tags: Marketing, Music, Product

To me, all war is failure for humanity, though it often is a bounty for commerce.

Tags: Failure, Humanity, War

You can't get away from who you are I guess.

Tags: Away, Guess

At the time I attempted to purchase the rights back for the 3 Homestead records, but the owner demanded an outrageous sum in the neighborhood of $10,000, about 10 times more money than I could get my hands on at the time.

Tags: Money, Time, Times
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I followed most of the 80's bands into the 90's as most of those folks who hadn't moved away were all still active. However, there was a point when I lost track of the new bands coming up.

Tags: Away, Lost, Point

I pretty much ignored politics all through my 20's and 30's... I had other things on my mind... the band, finding a meaningful relationship, getting enough money to eat and pay the rent.

Tags: Mind, Money, Politics

In my mid 30's, after a decade or so of giving full time to the music thing and finding myself with about $10 in the bank and no assets other than my musical equipment, I realized I needed to get serious about making a living.

Tags: Giving, Music, Time

The turning point for me was when the Supreme Court installed Bush in 2000, even though he got half a million votes less nationally than Gore. It was nothing more than a bloodless coup and that's when I really started paying attention.

Tags: Attention, Less, Point

They lyrical content has grown more introspective and less abstract. I don't know if that's good or bad... Sometimes it feels a little raw to be putting so much of myself out there.

Tags: Bad, Good, Sometimes

We are in an electronic technology age now and it's about time we put away the old stuff.

Tags: Age, Technology, Time

Purring would seem to be, in her case, an automatic safety valve device for dealing with happiness overflow.

Tags: Happiness, Her, Seem

What we gave, we have; What we spent, we had; What we left, we lost.

Tags: Gave, Left, Lost

Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith, and inconsistent with it. But all science, in fact, rests on a basis of faith, for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural laws - a thing which can never be demonstrated.

Tags: Faith, Science, Sometimes

Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another - too often ending in the loss of both.

Tags: Good, Hope, Sacrifice

Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.

Tags: Death, Heaven, Reunion

Right actions in the future are the best apologies for bad actions in the past.

Tags: Bad, Best, Future

Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.

Tags: Death, End, May

Seek happiness for its own sake, and you will not find it; seek for duty, and happiness will follow as the shadow comes with the sunshine.

Tags: Follow, Happiness, Sunshine

Some men are born old, and some men never seem so. If we keep well and cheerful, we are always young and at last die in youth even when in years would count as old.

Tags: Die, Men, Young

One of the great lessons the fall of the leaf teaches, is this: do your work well and then be ready to depart when God shall call.

Tags: God, Great, Work

He that never changes his opinion never corrects mistakes and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.

Tags: Mistakes, Opinion, Today

Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.

Tags: Broken, May, Strength

Age does not depend upon years, but upon temperament and health. Some men are born old, and some never grow so.

Tags: Age, Health, Men

Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.

Tags: Between, Both, Choose

To be good, we must do good; and by doing good we take a sure means of being good, as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power.

Tags: Good, Means, Power

To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is better.

Tags: Anger, Prevent, Rule

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers, rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.

Tags: Education, Great, Mind

Accuracy of statement is one of the first elements of truth; inaccuracy is a near kin to falsehood.

Tags: Elements, Falsehood, Truth

Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.

Tags: Careful, Facts, God

High aims form high characters, and great objects bring out great minds.

Tags: Great, High, Minds

People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.

Tags: Example, Themselves, Unless

To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.

Tags: Another, Content, Give

We should be as careful of the books we read, as of the company we keep. The dead very often have more power than the living.

Tags: Keep, Living, Power

We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death; but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven.

Tags: Death, Heaven, May

Credulity is belief in slight evidence, with no evidence, or against evidence.

Tags: Against, Belief, Evidence

Most controversies would soon be ended, if those engaged in them would first accurately define their terms, and then adhere to their definitions.

Tags: Define, Engaged, Soon

Mystery is but another name for ignorance; if we were omniscient, all would be perfectly plain!

Tags: Another, Ignorance, Name

To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.

Tags: Interest, Sure, Teach
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