Annie Proulx Quotes

Annie Proulx Quotes

You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.

You got to think a musical instrument is human or, anyway, alive....You take a fiddle now, we say it has a neck, and in the human neck what do you find? Vocal cords like strings, where the sound comes from.

He had a feel for silence, for leading to an unsounded note the listener yearned for...

...hell was a great fiery-hot music hall, he thought, where untuned instruments scraped and shrieked in diabolical cacophany...

I play the fiddle....I'm not much to listen to yet, but we got no mice in our house.

Walking on the land or digging in the fine soil I am intensely aware that time quivers slightly, changes occurring in imperceptible and minute ways, accumulating so subtly that they seem not to exist. Yet the tiny shifts in everything-cell replication, the rain of dust motes, lengthening hair, wind-pushed rocks-press inexorably on and on.

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