Amy Hempel Quotes

Amy Hempel Quotes: It was like that class at school where the teacher talks about Realization, about how you could realize something big in a commonplace thing. The example he gave--and the liar said it really happened--was that once while drinking orange juice, he'd realized he would be dead someday. He wondered if we, his students, had had similar 'realizations.' Is he kidding? I thought. Once I cashed a paycheck and I realized it wasn't enough. Once I had food poisoning, and realized I was trapped inside my body.
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Amy Hempel Quote: I meet a person, and in my mind I'm saying three minutes; I give you three minutes to show me the spark.
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Quotes about Amy Hempel: nothing is ever quite as bad as it could be.
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Quote about Amy Hempel: consolation is a beautiful word. everyone skins his knee-that doesnt make yours hurt anyless.
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Amy Hempel Sayings: Journalism taught me how to write a sentence that would make someone want to read the next one. You are trained to get rid of anything nonessential. You go in, you start writing your article, assuming a person's going to stop reading the minute you give them a reason. So the trick is: don't give them one.
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Amy Hempel Saying: As soon as I knew that I would be all right, I was sure that I was dead and didn't know it. I moved through the days like a severed head that finishes a sentence. I waited for the moment that would snap me out of my seeming life.
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