John Banville Quotes

John Banville Quotes: There are times, they occur with increasing frequency nowadays, when I seem to know nothing, when everything I know seems to have fallen out of my mind like a shower of rain, and I am gripped for a moment in paralysed dismay, waiting for it all to come back but with no certainty that it will.
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John Banville Quote: For memory, we use our imagination. We take a few strands of real time and carry them with us, then like an oyster we create a pearl around them.
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Quotes about John Banville: If they give me the bloody prize, why can't they say nice things about me?
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Quote about John Banville: The first thought that occurred to me, that night when I heard the chairman of the jury announce my name, was, Just think how many people hate me at this moment. Naturally, I wanted to annoy those people even further by being arrogant.
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John Banville Sayings: The trouble with you, Vic,
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John Banville Saying: Dogs are dim creatures, do not speak to me of their good sense--have you ever heard of a team of tomcats hauling a sled across the frozen wastes?
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Sayings about John Banville: The effect of prizes on one's career - if that is what to call it - is considerable, since they give one more clout with publishers and more notoriety among journalists. The effect on one's writing, however, is nil - otherwise, one would be in deep trouble.
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Saying about John Banville: How flat all sounds are at the seaside, flat and yet emphatic, like the sound of gunshots heard at a distance.
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John Banville Quotes: You will remember this when all else fades, this moment, here, together, by this well. There will be certain days, and certain nights, you'll feel my presence near you, hear my voice. You'll think you have imagined it and yet, inside you, you will catch an answering cry. On April evenings, when the rain has ceased, your heart will shake, you'll weep for nothing, pine for what's not there. For you, this life will never be enough, there will forever be an emptiness, where once the god was all in all in you.
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John Banville Quote: Art is amoral, whether we accept this or not; it does not take sides. The finest fictions are cold at heart.
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