Francine Prose Quotes

Francine Prose Quotes: Traditionally, the love of reading has been born and nurtured in high school English class
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Francine Prose Quote: So perhaps the correct conclusion is that Green was less attuned to how people sound when they speak - the actual words and expressions they employ - than to what they mean. This notion of dialogue as a pure expression of character that...transcends the specifics of time and place may be partly why the conversations in the works of writers such as Austen and Bronte often sound fresh and astonishingly contemporary...
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Quotes about Francine Prose: We never believe we're beautiful, no matter how many times we hear it. We never believe it until someone says it in the right way.
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Quote about Francine Prose: To be truthful, some writers stop you dead in your tracks by making you see your own work in the most unflattering light. Each of us will meet a different harbinger of personal failure, some innocent genius chosen by us for reasons having to do with what we see as our own inadequacies. The only remedy to this I have found is to read a writer whose work is entirely different from another, though not necessarily more like your own
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Francine Prose Sayings: What's strange is how many beginning writers seem to think that grammar is irrelevant, or that they are somehow above or beyond this subject more fit for a schoolchild than the future author of great literature.
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Francine Prose Saying: Too often students are being taught to read as if literature were some kind of ethics class or civics class
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Sayings about Francine Prose: But beneath it all will run that Sicilian understanding that the underside of joy is grief, that the face of sacrifice and suffering is the dark mirror image of pleasure and enjoyment, that every moment of arrival is to be treasured and enjoyed in the full knowledge that it has brought us a moment closer to the moment of departure.
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