A. S. Byatt Quotes

A. S. Byatt Quotes: He was beautiful, that was always affirmed, but his beauty was hard to fix or to see, for he was always glimmering, flickering, melting, mixing, he was the shape of a shapeless flame, he was the eddying thread of needle-shapes in the shapeless mass of the waterfall. He was the invisible wind that hurried the clouds in billows and ribbons. You could see a bare tree on the skyline bent by the wind, holding up twisted branches and bent twigs, and suddenly its formless form would resolve itself into that of the trickster.
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A. S. Byatt Quote: Narration is as much a part of human nature as breath and the circulation of the blood.... storytelling is intrinsic to biological time, which we cannot escape. Life, Pascal said, is like living in a prison from which every day fellow prisoners are taken away to be executed. We are all, like Scheherazade, under sentence of death, and we all think of our lives as narratives, with beginnings, middles and ends.
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Quotes about A. S. Byatt: A surprising number of people - including many students of literature - will tell you they haven't really lived in a book since they were children.
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Quote about A. S. Byatt: There are many ways of writing badly about painting... There is an 'appreciative' language of threadbare, not inaccurate, but overexposed and irritating words... the language of the schools which 'situates' works and artists in schools and movements... novelists and poets [that] see paintings as allegories of writing...
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A. S. Byatt Sayings: Our days weave together the simple pleasures of daily life, which we should never take for granted, and the higher pleasures of Art and Thought which we may now taste as we please, with none to forbid or criticise.
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A. S. Byatt Saying: A beautiful woman, Simone Weil said, seeing herself in the mirror, knows
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Sayings about A. S. Byatt: Books that change you, even later in life, give you a kind of electrical shock as the world takes a different shape.
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Saying about A. S. Byatt: Dorothy was in that state human beings passed through at the beginning of a love affair, in which they desire to say anything and everything to the beloved, to the alter ego, before they have learned what the real Other can and can't understand, can and can't accept.
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A. S. Byatt Quotes: I think vestigially there's a synesthete in me, but not like a real one who immediately knows what colour Wednesday is.
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A. S. Byatt Quote: The reading eye must do the work to make them live, and so it did, again and again, never the same life twice, as the artist had intended.
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Quotes about A. S. Byatt: Human beings love stories because they safely show us beginnings, middles and ends.
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