Richard Russo Quotes

Richard Russo Quotes: My books are elegiac in the sense that they're odes to a nation that even I sometimes think may not exist anymore except in my memory and my imagination.
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Richard Russo Quote: Why mince words? Beautiful Ruins is an absolute masterpiece.
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Quotes about Richard Russo: A lot of my characters in all of my books have a self-destructive urge. They'll do precisely the thing that they know is wrong, take a perverse delight in doing the wrong thing.
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Quote about Richard Russo: You can be interested in a Jane Smiley novel whether or not anyone says a word. She enters into her characters thoughts with great understanding and depth.
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Richard Russo Sayings: Were it not for Occam's Razor, which always demands simplicity, I'd be tempted to believe that human beings are more influenced by distant causes than immediate ones. This would especially be true of overeducated people, who are capable of thinking past the immediate, of becoming obsessed by the remote. It's the old stuff, the conflicts we've never come to terms with, that sneaks up on us, half forgotten, insisting upon action.
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Richard Russo Saying: If there's an enduring theme in my work, it's probably the effects of class on American life.
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Sayings about Richard Russo: People in small towns, much more than in cities, share a destiny.
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Saying about Richard Russo: I've never written nearly as much about place as people seem to think I do. I just write about class.
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