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Dorothy Allison Quotes: I have a terrible memory.
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Dorothy Allison Quote: I put on the page a third look at what I've seen in life - the reinvented experience of a cross-eyed working-class lesbian, addicted to violence, language and hope, who has made the decision to live, is determined to live, on the page and on the street, for me and mine.
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Quotes about Dorothy Allison: Behind the story I tell is the one I don't...Behind the story you hear is the one I wish I could make you hear.
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Quote about Dorothy Allison: I'll tell you the secret. When you begin with a character, you want to begin by creating a villain.
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Dorothy Allison Sayings: People begin to write in order to create what they have not found and, a little bit, to give something back.
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Dorothy Allison Saying: Gravy is the simplest, tastiest, most memory-laden dish I know how to make: a little flour, salt and pepper, crispy bits of whatever meat anchored the meal, a couple of cups of water or milk and slow stirring to break up lumps.
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Sayings about Dorothy Allison: One of the strengths I derive from my class background is that I am accustomed to contempt.
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Saying about Dorothy Allison: I was no Cherokee. I was no warrior. I was nobody special. I was just a girl, scared and angry. When I saw myself in Daddy Glen's eyes, I wanted to die. No, I wanted to be already dead, cold and gone. Everything felt hopeless. He looked at me and I was ashamed of myself. It was like sliding down an endless hole, seeing myself at the bottom, dirty, ragged, poor, stupid.
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Dorothy Allison Quotes: Write the story that you were always afraid to tell. I swear to you that there is magic in it, and if you show yourself naked for me, I'll be naked for you. It will be our covenant
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Dorothy Allison Quote: Everything that comes to us is a blessing or a test. That's all you need to know in this life... just the certainty that God's got His eye on you, that He knows what you are made of, what you need to grow on. Why,questioning's a sin, it's pointless. He will show you your path in His own good time. And long as I remember that, I'm fine.
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Quotes about Dorothy Allison: Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is that if we are not beautiful to each other, we cannot know beauty in any form.
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Quote about Dorothy Allison: And of course these days I feel like there is a nation of us - displaced southerners and children of the working class. We listen to Steve Earle, Mary J. Blige, and k.d. lang. We devour paperback novels and tell evil mean stories, value stubbornness above patience and a sense of humor more than a college education. We claim our heritage with a full appreciation of how often it has been disdained. And let me promise you, you do not want to make us angry.
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Dorothy Allison Sayings: I wanted to start over completely, to begin again as new people with nothing of the past left over. I wanted to run away from who we had been seen to be, who we had been... It's the first thing I think of when trouble comes - the geographic solution. Change your name, leave town, disappear, make yourself over. What hides behind that impulse is the conviction that the life you have lived, the person you are, is valueless, better off abandoned, that running away is easier than trying to change things, that change itself is not possible.
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Dorothy Allison Saying: I tell my students you have an absolute right to write about people you know and love. You do. But the kicker is you have a responsibility to make the characters large enough that you will not have sinned against them.
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Sayings about Dorothy Allison: I don't believe that there is any true friendship without a bond of honor, and the honor in friendship is the respect you give the other that she also gives you.
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Saying about Dorothy Allison: The horror of class stratification, racism, and prejudice is that some people begin to believe that the security of their families and communities depends on the oppression of others, that for some to have good lives there must be others whose lives are truncated and brutal.
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Dorothy Allison Quotes: Class, race, sexuality, gender and all other categories by which we categorize and dismiss each other need to be excavated from the inside.
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