Colum Mccann Quotes

Colum Mccann Quotes: The job of the writer is to look at where he is now and make some sort of emotional sense of it, not only for that moment but for years to come.
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Colum Mccann Quote: He felt for a moment uncreated. Another kind of awake.
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Quotes about Colum Mccann: She takes another long haul, lets the smoke settle in her lungs-- she has heard somewhere that cigarettes are good for grief. One long drag and you forget how to cry. The body too busy dealing with the poison.
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Quote about Colum Mccann: I don't really know what an adverb is. A dangling participle? That sounds really rude. I don't know what character is, really. Plot seems vaguely juvenile to me. It's all about language, it's all about how you apply it to the page.
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Colum Mccann Sayings: I'm of the opinion that the real is imagined and the imagined is quite real. The real is imagined, in the sense that we shape our stories, so anything that even happens on the news gets shaped in a certain way and gets a texture, and that the imagined can be real.
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Colum Mccann Saying: It was a silence that heard itself, awful and beautiful.
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Sayings about Colum Mccann: How inevitable it is; we step into an ordinary moment and never come out again.
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Saying about Colum Mccann: The thing about love is that we come alive in bodies not our own.
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Colum Mccann Quotes: I think the Northern Ireland accent is one of the most beautiful in the world.
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Colum Mccann Quote: One look at each other and it was immediately understood that they both needed a clean slate,,, The obliteration of memory.
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Quotes about Colum Mccann: I grew up sort of middle class, safe and suburban.
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Quote about Colum Mccann: I think a good novel can be a doorstop to despair. I also think the real bravery comes with those who prepared to go through that door and look at the world in all its grime and torment, and still find something of value, no matter how small.
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Colum Mccann Sayings: What Corrigan wanted was a fully believable God, one you could find in the grime of the everyday...he consoled himself with the fact that, in the real world, when he looked closely into the darkness he might find the presence of a light, damaged and bruised, but a little light all the same. He wanted, quite simply, for the world to be a better place, and he was in the habit of hoping for it.
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Colum Mccann Saying: We seldom know what we're hearing when we hear something for the first time, but one thing is certain: we hear it as we will never hear it again. We return to the moment to experience it, I suppose, but we can never really find it, only its memory, the faintest imprint of what really was, what it meant.
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Sayings about Colum Mccann: He said to me once that most of the time people use the word love as just another way to show off they're hungry. The way he said it went something like: Glorify their appetites.
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Saying about Colum Mccann: Women get the short shrift in history. It's been largely written and dictated by men, or at least men believe that we own it, and women have really been in those quieter moments at the edge of history. But, really, they're the ones who are turning the cogs and the wheels and allowing things like the peace process to happen.
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Colum Mccann Quotes: The world does not turn without moments of grace. Who cares how small.
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