147 Total Quotes

Canadian Writer Quotes

Laurence Peter
Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
Laurence Peter
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When all's said and done, all roads lead to the same end. So it's not so much which road you take, as how you take it.
Charles Lint
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As far as I'm concerned, the only difference between fact and what most people call fiction is about fifteen pages in the dictionary.
Charles Lint
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Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch; but a musician's music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind.
Charles Lint
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Why did men worship in churches, locking themselves away in the dark, when the world lay beyond its doors in all its real glory?
Charles Lint
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One expected growth, change; without it, the world was less, the well of inspiration dried up, the muses fled.
Charles Lint
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I'm not Chinese. I thrive in interesting times.
Charles Lint
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Learning is always rebellion... Every bit of new truth discovered is revolutionary to what was believed before.
Margaret Runbeck
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A long time ago a bunch of people reached a general consensus as to what's real and what's not and most of us have been going along with it ever since.
Charles Lint
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The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it.
Charles Lint
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The complexity of things - the things within things - just seems to be endless. I mean nothing is easy, nothing is simple.
Alice Munro
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Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories - and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories.
Alice Munro
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That's something I think is growing on me as I get older: happy endings.
Alice Munro
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Sometimes I get the start of a story from a memory, an anecdote, but that gets lost and is usually unrecognizable in the final story.
Alice Munro
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The deep, personal material of the latter half of your life is your children. You can write about your parents when they're gone, but your children are still going to be here, and you're going to want them to come and visit you in the nursing home.
Alice Munro
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The stories are not autobiographical, but they're personal in that way. I seem to know only the things that I've learned. Probably some things through observation, but what I feel I know surely is personal.
Alice Munro
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I can't play bridge. I don't play tennis. All those things that people learn, and I admire, there hasn't seemed time for. But what there is time for is looking out the window.
Alice Munro
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I want the reader to feel something is astonishing. Not the 'what happens,' but the way everything happens. These long short story fictions do that best, for me.
Alice Munro
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In my own work, I tend to cover a lot of time and to jump back and forward in time, and sometimes the way I do this is not very straightforward.
Alice Munro
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In twenty years I've never had a day when I didn't have to think about someone else's needs. And this means the writing has to be fitted around it.
Alice Munro
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They don't have the language or the skills or the knowledge - and if you put them all together, you have a complete communication block.
Sue Johanson
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Club Secretary: I say, Lawrence. You are a clown! Lawrence: We can't all be lion tamers.
T.E. Lawrence
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We teach teens what we think they ought to know, and we never tell them what they want to know.
Sue Johanson
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Americans are a decade behind Canada when it comes to sex education and understanding their bodies.
Sue Johanson
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Erotica is pornography I am willing to publicly admit I like.
Spider Robinson
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A beginning is the end of something, always.
Spider Robinson
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I want to touch the heart of the world and make it smile.
Charles Lint
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Laurence Peter
Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status.
Laurence Peter
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We decided that the French could never write user-friendly software because they're so rude.
Douglas Coupland
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I think the killers get far too much attention.
Douglas Coupland
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