48 Total Quotes

Jim Harrison Quotes

That is simply the most beautiful publishing office in the world, with that cranky old building in that wonderful park.
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#Office

Naturally we would prefer seven epiphanies a day and an earth not so apparently devoid of angels.
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#American Writer #Angels

Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy... or they become legend.
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#American Writer #People

This ranks up there with one of the worst storms in quite some time. It's possibly the worst in 100 years. It's definitely the worst in the last 15 years.
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#Storms

We played with our hats on, just intelligent basketball. We don't beat teams with our talent. You've got to play with your brains and when we do that, we can play with anybody.
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#Basketball

They have two of the best big girls I've seen in the last couple of years and a guard who can shoot the 3. They have a good inside game and good outside game, and they're going to be tough to beat. They're real solid, the good thing is we only have to beat them once.
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#Girls

We're looking for a good ball game. Our team is blue-collar and the kids are fired up to play. If we can make them change their game plan a little bit, we feel like we can give them a tough game and be right in it.
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#Kids

Its location is appealing. (The school) is midway between Medina and many communities that don't have the services they do there. There is a need for some similar facilities out here.
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#School

What is life that I must get teeth pulled? Brown Dog thought, sitting on a white pine stump beside the muddy creek with a swollen jaw for company.
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#Life

a marriage or two.
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#Marriage

We can keep people from experiencing remodeling horror stories.
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#People

After a lifetime of world travel I've been fascinated that those in the third world don't have the same perception of reality that we do.
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#American Writer

Because most writers have totally unrealistic concepts of how publishing works.
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#American Writer

Everybody has a gun in their car in Detroit.
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#American Writer

I asked a French critic a couple of years ago why my books did so well in France. He said it was because in my novels people both act and think. I got a kick out of that.
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#American Writer

I couldn't run a tight schedule, and if you're any good at teaching, you get sucked dry because you like your students and you're trying to help them, but you don't have any time left to write yourself.
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#American Writer

I do have trouble with titles.
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#American Writer

I don't know what psychotherapy does. I have been seeing the same person for 26 years now.
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#American Writer

I don't see gender as the most significant fact of human existence.
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#American Writer

I enjoy about 1 out of 100 movies, it's about the same proportion to books published that I care to read.
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#American Writer

I got $30 from Nation magazine for a poem and $500 for my first book of poems.
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#American Writer

I rarely read or buy a book because of a review.
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#American Writer

I see more genuine sociability between the races in Mississippi than I see in Michigan. No question.
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#American Writer

I should add that I very much enjoy certain cities especially Paris, New York and Chicago.
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#American Writer

I thought, frankly, that it would be more pleasant to write a memoir than it was.
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#American Writer

I used to get criticized for putting food in novels.
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#American Writer