Wallace Stegner Quotes

Wallace Stegner Quotes: I consider the integrity of the material to be of greater value than any message I might want to get across.
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Wallace Stegner Quote: There is a sense in which we are all each other's consequences
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Quotes about Wallace Stegner: We need wilderness preserved-as much of it as is still left, and as many kinds-because it was the challenge against which our character as a people was formed,
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Quote about Wallace Stegner: Values, both those that we approve and those that we don't, have roots as deep as creosote rings, and live as long and grow as slowly
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Wallace Stegner Sayings: Wisdom. . .is knowing what you have to accept.
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Wallace Stegner Saying: Floating upward through a confusion of dreams and memory, curving like a trout through the rings of previous risings, I surface. My eyes open. I am awake.
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Sayings about Wallace Stegner: The flimsy little protestations that mark the front gate of every novel, the solemn statements that any resemblance to real persons living or dead is entirely coincidental, are fraudulent every time. A writer has no other material to make his people from than the people of his experience ... The only thing the writer can do is to recombine parts, suppress some characterisitics and emphasize others, put two or three people into one fictional character, and pray the real-life prototypes won't sue.
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Saying about Wallace Stegner: In a way, it is beautiful to be young and hard up. With the right wife, and I had her, deprivation became a game.
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Wallace Stegner Quotes: To try to save for everyone, for the hostile and independent as well as the committed, some of the health that flows down across the green ridges from the skyline, and some of the beauty and spirit that are still available to any resident of the valley who has a moment and the wit to lift up his eyes unto the hills.
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Wallace Stegner Quote: To have so little, and it of so little value, was to be quaintly free.
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Quotes about Wallace Stegner: A western buckaroo, I share his scorn for people who go camping by the book, relying on the authority of some half-assed assistant scoutmaster whose total experience outdoors probably consists of two overnight hikes and a weekend in the Catskills. But we have just had that confrontation. The one who goes by Pritchard's book is Sid's wife, and I am wary. It is not my expedition. I am a guest here.
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Quote about Wallace Stegner: Every action is an idea before it is an action, and perhaps a feeling before it is an idea, and every idea rests upon other ideas that have preceded it in time.
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Wallace Stegner Sayings: Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed We need wilderness preserved
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Wallace Stegner Saying: A teacher enlarges people in all sorts of ways besides just his subject matter.
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Sayings about Wallace Stegner: I imagine you will always be pinched for money, for time, for a place to work. But I think you will do it. And believe me, it is not a new problem. You are in good company...Your touch is the uncommon touch; you will speak only to the thoughtful reader. And more times than once you will ask yourself whether such readers really exist at all and why you should go on projecting your words into silence like an old crazy actor playing the part of himself to an empty theater.
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