Jennifer Haigh Famous Quotes & Sayings

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26 Jennifer Haigh Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Jennifer Haigh Sayings: Watching, I dread my own womanhood, the day when I too will follow along carrying Watching, I dread my own womanhood, the day when I too will follow along carrying bags of groceries, my mission wherever I go to feed other people who take actual part in life while I am simply the catering staff.
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Jennifer Haigh Sayings: William Faulkner, Muriel Spark, Richard Yates, William Styron, James Salter, Alice Munro. They're very different William Faulkner, Muriel Spark, Richard Yates, William Styron, James Salter, Alice Munro. They're very different writers, and I admire them for different reasons. The common thread, I guess, is that they remind me what's possible, why I wanted to write fiction in the first place.
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Jennifer Haigh Sayings: It was a lesson most people learned much earlier; that even friendship could have an It was a lesson most people learned much earlier; that even friendship could have an undisclosed shelf life. That loyalty and affection, so consuming and powerful, could dissipate like fog.
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Jennifer Haigh Sayings: As a young writer, I learned a lot about grammatical structure from reading plays, from As a young writer, I learned a lot about grammatical structure from reading plays, from performing the plays. I think that was a wonderful apprenticeship.
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Jennifer Haigh Sayings: Destiny, she'd learned, was written in the heavens; a person couldn't take what the universe Destiny, she'd learned, was written in the heavens; a person couldn't take what the universe didn't wish to give.
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Jennifer Haigh Sayings: His words stayed with her for years. Each night as she lay waiting for sleep, His words stayed with her for years. Each night as she lay waiting for sleep, she tried to re-create the evening in her mind - the tone of his voice, his hand on her shoulder. Soon the memory was worn as an old photograph, the edges fuzzy from frequent handling; she worried that she'd gotten the words wrong, forgotten some nuance of his face or voice. Finally she wondered if she'd made the whole thing up.
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Jennifer Haigh Sayings: 'Baker Towers' is the book I've always known I would write, but it wasn't an 'Baker Towers' is the book I've always known I would write, but it wasn't an easy book to do.
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Jennifer Haigh Sayings: I spent some time, six months or so, ruminating about the characters before I sat I spent some time, six months or so, ruminating about the characters before I sat down to write 'Faith'.
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Jennifer Haigh Sayings: I have written my whole life. I remember writing as a small child. I have written my whole life. I remember writing as a small child.
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Jennifer Haigh Sayings: Sooner or later you have to decide what you believe. It was a thing I'd Sooner or later you have to decide what you believe. It was a thing I'd always known but until recently had forgotten: that faith is a decision. In its most basic form, it is a choice.
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Jennifer Haigh Sayings: But his singing was unconscious and irrepressible - an expression of his native exuberance, the But his singing was unconscious and irrepressible - an expression of his native exuberance, the dreamy, buoyant soundtrack running through his head.
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Jennifer Haigh Sayings: Working in a prison, is, to my mind, similar in ways to working in a Working in a prison, is, to my mind, similar in ways to working in a coal mine. It's going to scare away a lot of people.
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Jennifer Haigh Sayings: Like all writers, I draw from life as I know it; but it's a refracted Like all writers, I draw from life as I know it; but it's a refracted kind of reality, and none of it is factually true.
Jennifer Haigh Sayings: The story of my family ... changes with the teller. The story of my family ... changes with the teller.
Jennifer Haigh Sayings: The human heart: its expansions and contractions its electrics and hydraulics the warm tides that The human heart: its expansions and contractions its electrics and hydraulics the warm tides that move and fill it. For years Art had studied it from a safe distance from many perspectives ... he listened in fascination and revulsion, in envy and pity. He dispensed canned wisdom, a little scripture. He sent them on their way with a prayer.
Jennifer Haigh Sayings: When they touched it was like touching her own body. From childhood they had been When they touched it was like touching her own body. From childhood they had been the same height; their arms and legs and hands were still perfectly congruent. Only the centers of them were different, aching, fascinated, every part of them heated to the same temperature as the sun warmed pond.
Jennifer Haigh Sayings: I believed, after writing 'Mrs. Kimble,' that I knew how to write a novel. I I believed, after writing 'Mrs. Kimble,' that I knew how to write a novel. I quickly discovered that I only knew how to write that novel. 'Baker Towers' was a different beast entirely; and I felt as though I had to learn to write all over again.
Jennifer Haigh Sayings: I was raised in a Catholic family, spent twelve years in parochial schools, and had I was raised in a Catholic family, spent twelve years in parochial schools, and had extremely fond memories of my interactions with Catholic clergy.
Jennifer Haigh Sayings: More than anything in life, she wishes she'd let him. That she'd smiled for the More than anything in life, she wishes she'd let him. That she'd smiled for the camera. That she'd said yes. Life was gone before you knew it;how foolish she'd been to refuse any of it.
Jennifer Haigh Sayings: I wanted only a familiar voice, someone who knew me. Not some earlier, larval version I wanted only a familiar voice, someone who knew me. Not some earlier, larval version of myself ...
Jennifer Haigh Sayings: I have great respect for writers who are humble, whose language allows the reader to I have great respect for writers who are humble, whose language allows the reader to see the story but doesn't get in the way. Language is a window, and if the window is clean, you shouldn't be aware you're looking through glass.
Jennifer Haigh Sayings: Writing fiction, like reading fiction, is a practice in empathy. Writing fiction, like reading fiction, is a practice in empathy.
Jennifer Haigh Sayings: I've always felt that writing can be learned but not really taught. The best thing I've always felt that writing can be learned but not really taught. The best thing somebody can do for you is to put the right book in your hands at the right time. I grew up in a family where the right book was always being put in my hands.
Jennifer Haigh Sayings: I open my heart to her and lay it on the table. I open my heart to her and lay it on the table.
Jennifer Haigh Sayings: That renunciation of human closeness, of our deepest instincts: is it, in the end, simply That renunciation of human closeness, of our deepest instincts: is it, in the end, simply too much to ask? Good men-sound, healthy men-can't make the sacrifice, or don't want to; has Holy Mother settled for the unsound and unhealthy? Has the Church, ever pragmatic, made do with what is left?
Jennifer Haigh Sayings: Growing up, I didn't know anybody who didn't have a miner in the family. Both Growing up, I didn't know anybody who didn't have a miner in the family. Both of my grandfathers were miners.