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Jonathan Carroll Quotes

Jonathan Carroll
You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip.
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#American Author #Beginning

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It took me less than half a lifetime to realize that regret is one of the few guaranteed certainties. Sooner or later everything is touched by it, despite our naive and sensless hope that just this time we will be spared its cold hand on our heart
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#Regret

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May this house stand until an ant drinks the ocean and a tortoise circles the world.
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Jonathan Carroll
Do you know the German phrase, 'You can steal horses with him'? It means a person you can both make love with all night, passionately, then wake up the next morning and be completely silly.
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#Horses

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With gas prices hitting record levels, consumers need to secure their fall and winter 2006 vacation now ... We are expecting an increase in fuel surcharges on international flights as well as domestic and Caribbean for the upcoming season. This will mark the third fuel surcharge that consumers will be subjected to in 2005 alone.
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#Vacation

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That's something that has not always been my strength. I used to get the ball and hold it until the point guard would come over. Now I have to look up the floor and get the fast break going. It's a definitely change that came through a lot of practice. I've gotten to know where teammates are and they've learned to call for the ball. It's definitely a teamwork type of the thing. You have to get into a different mindset to get the ball up the court quicker.
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#Strength

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At a Boston signing, someone from the audience asked why I was so obsessed with furniture in my books. The question rattled around in my head. I had no idea that I was obsessed with furniture.
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Jonathan Carroll
Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands. That's probably why they get along so well.
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Coffee on an airplane always smells bad. Whenever it is served, suddenly the whole cabin stinks of it.
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Jonathan Carroll
Even the handsomest men do not have the same momentary effect on the world as a truly beautiful woman does.
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Everyone coming out of a perfume store is smelling the back of their hand.
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For an adult, eating alone at McDonald's is admitting a kind of defeat.
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Jonathan Carroll
I don't like to have to pan for gold when I read.
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I feel like a cliche.
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I find you write with one person in mind. Usually for me that one person is my wife, because she's my most severe critic and understands best what I'm trying to do.
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I have never heard anyone say This is it. I know right now is the high point of my life. It will never get any better. Only in retrospect do we recognize the best times and of course then it is too late.
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Jonathan Carroll
I read less of everything now. With only fond memories of others' work, it will be interesting to give my own journal writing a try now.
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I write about what interests me. It's very dangerous when you try to satisfy an audience.
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I've never seen myself as a fantasy writer - ever.
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Jonathan Carroll
If I don't feel like writing today or for a few days, I don't. And I don't think about it. It is not an obligation-it is the greatest privilege.
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In Poland, my audience is all women between 18 and 30. At U.S. conventions, you have the fantasy and science fiction crowd. At Harvard you have an entirely different audience. It's so schizophrenic.
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Jonathan Carroll
It's always fun to walk down the street with or behind a really beautiful woman, for no reason other than to see how the world reacts to them.
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Jonathan Carroll
Just write about what bites you and damn the rest.
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Jonathan Carroll
Krakow is one of my favorite places on earth. It is a medieval city full of young people. A wonderful, striking combination.
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Jonathan Carroll
Most men, no matter how well or badly dressed, carry overstuffed, beat up wallets that should have been replaced years ago. Why is that? Every time I see a guy take out a wallet anywhere, it looks like a piece of old melted chocolate cake-with strings.
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Jonathan Carroll
Old people are often impatient, but for what?
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One of the saddest realities is that we never know when our lives are at their peak. Only after it is over and we have some kind of perspective do we realize how good we had it a day, a month, five years ago.
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Jonathan Carroll
People are always waiting to be discovered.
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Jonathan Carroll
People who truly love us can be divided into two categories: those who understand us, and those who forgive us our worst sins. Rarely do you find someone capable of both.
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