Tobias Wolff Quotes

Tobias Wolff Quotes: One of the things that draws writers to writing is that they can get things right that they got wrong in real life by writing about them.
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Tobias Wolff Quote: The very act of writing assumes, to begin with, that someone cares to hear what you have to say. It assumes that people share, that people can be reached, that people can be touched and even in some cases changed. So many of the things in our world lead us to despair. It seems to me that the final symptom of despair is silence, and that storytelling is one of the sustaining arts; it's one of the affirming arts. A writer may have a certain pessimism in his outlook, but the very act of being a writer seems to me to be an optimistic act.
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Quotes about Tobias Wolff: In writing you work toward a result you won't see for years, and can't be sure you'll ever see. It takes stamina and self-mastery and faith. It demands those things of you, then gives them back with a little extra, a surprise to keep you coming. It toughens you and clears your head. I could feel it happening. I was saving my life with every word I wrote, and I knew it.
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Quote about Tobias Wolff: I have never been able to understand the complaint that a story is
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Tobias Wolff Sayings: Memory is funny. Once you hit a vein the problem is not how to remember but how to control the flow.
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Tobias Wolff Saying: Our memories tell us who we are and they cannot be achieved through committee work, by consulting other people about what happened. That doesn't mean that at all times memories are telling us the absolute truth, but that the main source of who we are is that memory, flawed or not.
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Sayings about Tobias Wolff: When we are green, still half-created, we believe that our dreams are rights, that the world is disposed to act in our best interests, and that falling and dying are for quitters. We live on the innocent and monstrous assurance that we alone, of all the people ever born, have a special arrangement whereby we will be allowed to stay green forever
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Saying about Tobias Wolff: I was giving up--being realistic, as people liked to say, meaning the same thing. Being realistic made me feel bitter.
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