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92 Hempel Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Here is what you do. You ease yourself into a tub of water, you ease yourself down. You lie back and wait for the ripples to smooth away. Then you take a deep breath, and slide your head under, and listen for the playfulness of your heart.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: Here is what you do. You ease yourself into a tub of water, you ease
I think it was that love that I loved. That kind of involvement was reassuring; I felt it would extend to me, as well. That it did not or that it did, but only as much and no more, was confusing at first.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I think it was that love that I loved. That kind of involvement was reassuring;
They say the smart dog obeys but the smarter dog knows when to disobey.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: They say the smart dog obeys but the smarter dog knows when to disobey.
I mean, first, almost all writers these days teach because they don't make enough money publishing to live on, to support themselves - people like Tobias Wolff, Anne Beattie, Amy Hempel, Stuart Dybek; a lot of short story writers, for one thing.Chad Harbach Hempel Sayings By Chad Harbach: I mean, first, almost all writers these days teach because they don't make enough money
I could claim any number of high-flown reasons for writing, just as you can explain certain dogs behavior ... But maybe, it's that they're dog, and that's what dogs do.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I could claim any number of high-flown reasons for writing, just as you can explain
I do feel that if you can write one good sentence and then another good sentence and then another, you end up with a good story.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I do feel that if you can write one good sentence and then another good
The most distinctive characteristic which differentiates mathematics from the various branches of empirical science, and which accounts for its fame as the queen of the sciences, is no doubt the peculiar certainty and necessity of its results.Carl Gustav Hempel Hempel Sayings By Carl Gustav Hempel: The most distinctive characteristic which differentiates mathematics from the various branches of empirical science, and
The year I began to say vahz instead of vase, a man I barely knew nearly accidentally killed me.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: The year I began to say vahz instead of vase, a man I barely knew
I think you would like Warren. He drinks Courvoisier in a Coke can, and has a laugh like you'd find in a cartoon bubble.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I think you would like Warren. He drinks Courvoisier in a Coke can, and has
I had my own bed. I slept in it alone, except for those times when we needed - not sex - but sex was how we got there.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I had my own bed. I slept in it alone, except for those times when
Wear your heart on the page, and people will read to find out how you solved being alive.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: Wear your heart on the page, and people will read to find out how you
I moved through the days like a severed head that finishes a sentence.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I moved through the days like a severed head that finishes a sentence.
And I see that not touching for so long was a drive to the beach with the windows rolled up so the waves feel that much colder.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: And I see that not touching for so long was a drive to the beach
Just once in my life
oh, when have I ever wanted anything just once in my life?
Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: Just once in my lifeoh, when have I ever wanted anything just once in my
I wanted to be a veterinarian, but slipped up when I hit organic chemistry.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I wanted to be a veterinarian, but slipped up when I hit organic chemistry.
I love fiction. I like reading short stories. Cupcakes, pop songs, Polaroids, and short stories. They all raise and answer questions in a short space. I like Lorrie Moore. Amy Hempel. Tim O'Brien. Raymond Carver. All the heartbreakers.Laurel Nakadate Hempel Sayings By Laurel Nakadate: I love fiction. I like reading short stories. Cupcakes, pop songs, Polaroids, and short stories.
The neighborhood drug dealer kicks out his wife. He moves in a girlfriend and the wife finds out. The wife lets herself back into the house and steals a hundred thousand dollars that the drug dealer can't report missing. The drug dealer's wife goes to India, where she sends her husband a cable: The people here are poor so I gave them all your money.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: The neighborhood drug dealer kicks out his wife. He moves in a girlfriend and the
My job ... I do nothing, it pays nothing, but - you guessed it - it's better than nothing.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: My job ... I do nothing, it pays nothing, but - you guessed it -
All those years on the psychiatrist's couch and suddenly the couch is moving.
Good God, she is on that couch when the big one hits.
Maidy didn't tell you, but you know what her doctor said? She sprang from the couch and said, "My God, was that an earthquake?"
The doctor said this: "Did it feel like an earthquake to you?
Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: All those years on the psychiatrist's couch and suddenly the couch is moving.Good God, she
I assemble stories-me and a hundred million other people-at the sentence level. Not by coming up with a sweeping story line.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I assemble stories-me and a hundred million other people-at the sentence level. Not by coming
When my mother died, my father's early widowhood gave him social cachet he would not have had if they had divorced. He was a bigger catch for the sorrow attached.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: When my mother died, my father's early widowhood gave him social cachet he would not
I probably have less revision than those who have that wonderful rush of story to tell - you know, I can't wait to tell you what happened the other day. It comes tumbling out and maybe then they go back and refine. I kind of envy that way of working, but I just have never done it.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I probably have less revision than those who have that wonderful rush of story to
An idea might spark an essay, but never a story.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: An idea might spark an essay, but never a story.
There's no such thing as luck. Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: There's no such thing as luck. Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.
It is possible to imagine a person so entirely that the image resists attempts to dislodge it.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: It is possible to imagine a person so entirely that the image resists attempts to
I thought, my love is so good, why isn't it calling the same thing back.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I thought, my love is so good, why isn't it calling the same thing back.
Sometimes a flat-footed sentence is what serves, so you don't get all writerly: 'He opened the door.' There, it's open.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: Sometimes a flat-footed sentence is what serves, so you don't get all writerly: 'He opened
Sometimes I can better describe a person by another person's reaction. In a story in my first book, I couldn't think of a way to sufficiently describe the charisma of a certain boy, so the narrator says, "I knew girls who saved his gum."Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: Sometimes I can better describe a person by another person's reaction. In a story in
I told him about the way they get to know you. Not the way people do, the way they flatter you by wanting to know every last thing about you, only it isn't a compliment, it is just efficient, a person getting more quickly to the end of you. Correction - dogs do want to know every last thing about you. They take in the smell of you, they know from the next room, asleep, when a mood settles over you. The difference is there's not an end to it.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I told him about the way they get to know you. Not the way people
I am so suggestible. When Chatty asks if I am hungry, I say, "I could be." I would try to become the woman you wanted without even knowing I was trying. As it is, I am barely the woman I am.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I am so suggestible. When Chatty asks if I am hungry, I say, "I could
The other day I was playing Scrabble. I saw that I could close the space in D-E- -Y. I had an N and an F. Which do you think I chose? What was the word I made?Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: The other day I was playing Scrabble. I saw that I could close the space
As soon as I knew that I would be all right, I was sure that I was dead and didn't know it. I moved through the days like a severed head that finishes a sentence. I waited for the moment that would snap me out of my seeming life.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: As soon as I knew that I would be all right, I was sure that
I believe that 99 percent of what anyone does can effectively be postponed.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I believe that 99 percent of what anyone does can effectively be postponed.
I've always known when I start a story what the last line is. It's always been the case, since the first story I ever wrote. I don't know how it's going to get there, but I seem to need the destination. I need to know where I end up. It never changes, ever.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I've always known when I start a story what the last line is. It's always
I'm not first and foremost interested in story and the what-happens, but I'm interested in who's telling it and how they're telling it and the effects of whatever happened on the characters and the people.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I'm not first and foremost interested in story and the what-happens, but I'm interested in
Look at me. My concerns-are they spiritual, do you think, or carnal? Come on. We've read our Shakespeare.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: Look at me. My concerns-are they spiritual, do you think, or carnal? Come on. We've
What I think," Chatty says, "is that if a man loves a woman more than a woman loves a man, then they're even.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: What I think," Chatty says, "is that if a man loves a woman more than
Since his mother died I have seen him steam a cucumber thinking it was zucchini. That's the kind of thing that turns my heart right over.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: Since his mother died I have seen him steam a cucumber thinking it was zucchini.
Just because you have stopped sinking doesn't mean you're not still underwater.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: Just because you have stopped sinking doesn't mean you're not still underwater.
I think of the chimp, the one with the talking hands.
In the course of the experiment, that chimp had a baby. Imagine how her trainers must have thrilled when the mother, without prompting, began to sign her newborn.
Baby, drink milk.
Baby, play ball.
And when the baby died, the mother stood over the body, her wrinkled hands moving with animal grace, forming again and again the words: Baby, come hug, Baby come hug, fluent now in the language of grief.
Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I think of the chimp, the one with the talking hands. In the course of
There's so much I can't read because I get so exasperated. Someone starts describing the character boarding the plane and pulling the seat back. And I just want to say, Babe, I have been downtown. I have been up in a plane. Give me some credit.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: There's so much I can't read because I get so exasperated. Someone starts describing the
It's the natural trajectory of a writing career that a writer becomes better at being herself.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: It's the natural trajectory of a writing career that a writer becomes better at being
I leave a lot out when I tell the truth. The same when I write a story.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I leave a lot out when I tell the truth. The same when I write
Consolation is a beautiful word. everyone skins his knee-that doesnt make yours hurt anyless.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: Consolation is a beautiful word. everyone skins his knee-that doesnt make yours hurt anyless.
She introduces me to a nurse as the Best Friend. The impersonal article is more intimate. It tells me that they are intimate, the nurse and my friend.
'I was telling her we used to drink Canada Dry ginger ale and pretend were were in Canada'
'That's how dumb we were,' I say.
'You could be sisters,' the nurse says.
So how come, I'll bet they are wondering, it took me so long to get to such a glorious place? But do they ask?
They do not ask.
Two months, and how long is the drive?
The best I can explain it is this - I have a friend who worked one summer in a mortuary. He used to tell me stories. The one that really got to me was not eh grisliest, but it's the one that did. A man wrecked his care on 101 going south. He did not lose consciousness. But his arm was taken down to the bone - and when he looked at it - it scared him to death.
I mean, he died.
So I hadn't dared to look any closer. But now I'm doing it - and hoping that I will live through it.
Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: She introduces me to a nurse as the Best Friend. The impersonal article is more
If you take my stuff apart, you'll find my choruses of repetitions are picked up almost verbatim from Kurt Vonnegut, and my distanced fracture quality is all from Amy Hempel, who's probably my favourite writer.Chuck Palahniuk Hempel Sayings By Chuck Palahniuk: If you take my stuff apart, you'll find my choruses of repetitions are picked up
I know that homes burn and that you should think what to save before they start to. Not because, in the heat of it, everything looks as valuable as everything else. But, because nothing looks worth the bother, not even your life.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I know that homes burn and that you should think what to save before they
This was the feeling that Ms. Hempel couldn't shake: a conviction that she spent her days among people at the age when they are most purely themselves. How could she not be depleted when she came home, having been exposed for hours, without protection, to all those thrumming radiant selves? Here they were, just old enough to have discovered their souls, but not yet dulled by the ordinary act of survival, not yet practiced in dissembling.Sarah Shun-lien Bynum Hempel Sayings By Sarah Shun-lien Bynum: This was the feeling that Ms. Hempel couldn't shake: a conviction that she spent her
I started writing by doing small related things but not the thing itself, circling it and getting closer. I had no idea how to write fiction. So I did journalism because there were rules I could learn. You can teach someone to write a news story. They might not write a great one, but you can teach that pretty easily.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I started writing by doing small related things but not the thing itself, circling it
I often feel the effects of people only after they leave me.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I often feel the effects of people only after they leave me.
I exaggerated even before I began to exaggerate, because it's true - nothing is ever quite as bad as it could be.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I exaggerated even before I began to exaggerate, because it's true - nothing is ever
A love affair begins with a fantasy. For instance, that the beloved will always be there.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: A love affair begins with a fantasy. For instance, that the beloved will always be
A geometrical theory in physical interpretation can never be validated with mathematical certainty ... ; like any other theory of empirical science, it can acquire only a more or less high degree of confirmation.Carl Gustav Hempel Hempel Sayings By Carl Gustav Hempel: A geometrical theory in physical interpretation can never be validated with mathematical certainty ... ;
I'm not good at small talk; I'm not good at big talk; and medium talk just doesn't come up.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I'm not good at small talk; I'm not good at big talk; and medium talk
I would like to go for a ride with you, have you take me to stand before a river in the dark where hundreds of lightning bugs blink this code in sequence: right here, nowhere else! Right now, never again!Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I would like to go for a ride with you, have you take me to
Pretty soon three sleeping bags formed a triangle in the master bedroom. The father was the hypotenuse. The girl asked him to brush out her hair, which he did while the boy ate a tangerine, peeling it up close to his face, inhaling the mist. Then he held each segment to the light to find seeds. In his lap, cat paws fluttered like dreaming eyes. WhatAmy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: Pretty soon three sleeping bags formed a triangle in the master bedroom. The father was
In my head there's a broken balcony I fall off of when I speak.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: In my head there's a broken balcony I fall off of when I speak.
Journalism taught me how to write a sentence that would make someone want to read the next one. You are trained to get rid of anything nonessential. You go in, you start writing your article, assuming a person's going to stop reading the minute you give them a reason. So the trick is: don't give them one.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: Journalism taught me how to write a sentence that would make someone want to read
I have written letters that are failures, but I have written few, I think, that are lies. Trying to reach a person means asking the same question over and over again: Is this the truth, or not? I begin this letter to you, then, in the western tradition. If I understand it, the western tradition is: Put your cards on the table.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I have written letters that are failures, but I have written few, I think, that
Dreams: the place most of us get what we need.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: Dreams: the place most of us get what we need.
Beauties" by Anton Chekhov, "The Doll's House" by Katherine Mansfield, "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" by J. D. Salinger, "Brownies" or "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere" both by ZZ Packer, "In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried" by Amy Hempel, "Fat" by Raymond Carver, "Indian CampGabrielle Zevin Hempel Sayings By Gabrielle Zevin: Beauties" by Anton Chekhov, "The Doll's House" by Katherine Mansfield, "A Perfect Day for Bananafish"
What seems dangerous often is not - black snakes, for example, or clear-air turbulence. While things that just lie there, like this beach, are loaded with jeopardy. A yellow dust rising from the ground, the heat that ripens melons overnight - this is earthquake weather. You can sit here braiding the fringe on your towel and the sand will all of a sudden suck down like an hourglass. The air roars. In the cheap apartments onshore, bathtubs fill themselves and gardens roll up and over like green waves. If nothing happens, the dust will drift and the heat deepen till fear turns to desire. Nerves like that are only bought off by catastrophe.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: What seems dangerous often is not - black snakes, for example, or clear-air turbulence. While
For peace of mind, I will lie about any thing at any time.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: For peace of mind, I will lie about any thing at any time.
When she sees him, Holly says, it's like the sunsets at the beach
once the sun drops, the sand chills quickly. Then it's like a lot of times that were good ten minutes ago and don't count now.
Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: When she sees him, Holly says, it's like the sunsets at the beachonce the sun
I am not quite myself, I think.
But who here is quite himself? And yet there is a way in which we are all more ourselves than ever, I suppose.
Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I am not quite myself, I think.But who here is quite himself? And yet there
He could not wait to get rid of them so he could enjoy remembering them.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: He could not wait to get rid of them so he could enjoy remembering them.
We can only die in the future, I thought; right now we are always alive.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: We can only die in the future, I thought; right now we are always alive.
The propositions of mathematics are devoid of all factual content; they convey no information whatever on any empirical subject matter.Carl Gustav Hempel Hempel Sayings By Carl Gustav Hempel: The propositions of mathematics are devoid of all factual content; they convey no information whatever
I want to know everything about you, so I tell you everything about myself.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I want to know everything about you, so I tell you everything about myself.
A five-hour flight works out to three days and nights on land, by rail, from sea to shining sea.
You can chalk off the hours on the back of the seat ahead. But seventy-some hours will not seem so long to you if you tell yourself first: This is where I am going to be for the rest of my natural life.
Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: A five-hour flight works out to three days and nights on land, by rail, from
When the beer is gone, so are they
flexing their cars on up the boulevard.
Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: When the beer is gone, so are they flexing their cars on up the boulevard.
And what about the certainty I feel regarding you? You could say that an hour is not a lot to go on. But always, before, a thing didn't work because I was too young and too old. Too dumb and too smart. But I learn from my mistakes. The certainty I feel
it is something to hit back with. So in a manner of speaking, I now have a stick bigger than the stick I was beaten with.
Except let's not think of it as something larger of the same type. Maybe, instead of a stick, it just looks like a stick. Maybe it is really a snake. And it moves like a river. Maybe it is a river, and we can go someplace on it, someplace new.
Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: And what about the certainty I feel regarding you? You could say that an hour
The only time the word baby doesn't scare me is the time that it should, when it is what a man calls me.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: The only time the word baby doesn't scare me is the time that it should,
I know when a story is finished when there is not a single thing more I can think to do to it. And since I know at the start what the last line will be, I know when I've reached that point as logically as I can that it's finished. As for the rewriting-it's not foolproof, of course, but if you're honest about having thought of every possibility and you still come back to what you have, what more can you do?Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I know when a story is finished when there is not a single thing more
I get rational when I panic.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I get rational when I panic.
Before I took to the road, a friend tried to get me to go to a department store with him. He said it was to improve the place where I lived. He said," I want to know you are reading beneath this lamp. " This fellow was dying. He knew it and I did not. I think he was tucking me in. He was making sure all of his friends had the right lamps, the comfiest pillows, the softest sheets. He was tucking us all in for the night.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: Before I took to the road, a friend tried to get me to go to
It was like that class at school where the teacher talks about Realization, about how you could realize something big in a commonplace thing. The example he gave
and the liar said it really happened
was that once while drinking orange juice, he'd realized he would be dead someday. He wondered if we, his students, had had similar 'realizations.'
Is he kidding? I thought.
Once I cashed a paycheck and I realized it wasn't enough.
Once I had food poisoning, and realized I was trapped inside my body.
Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: It was like that class at school where the teacher talks about Realization, about how
If it's true your life flashes past your eyes before you die, then it is also the truth that your life rushes forth when you are ready to start to truly be alive.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: If it's true your life flashes past your eyes before you die, then it is
The worst of it is over now, and I can't say that I am glad. Lose that sense of loss - you have gone and lost something else. But the body moves toward health. The mind, too, in steps. One step at a time. Ask a mother who has just lost a child, How many children do you have? "Four," she will say, " - three," and years later, "Three," she will say, " - four.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: The worst of it is over now, and I can't say that I am glad.
Tell me things I won't mind forgetting, she said. 'Make it useless stuff or skip it.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: Tell me things I won't mind forgetting, she said. 'Make it useless stuff or skip
I sleep with a glass of water on the nightstand so I can see by its level if the coastal earth is trembling or if the shaking is still me.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I sleep with a glass of water on the nightstand so I can see by
I had a mother I could only seem to please with verbal accomplishments of some sort or another. She read constantly, so I read constantly. If I used words that might have seemed surprising at a young age, she would recognize that and it would please her.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I had a mother I could only seem to please with verbal accomplishments of some
I meet a person, and in my mind I'm saying three minutes; I give you three minutes to show me the spark.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: I meet a person, and in my mind I'm saying three minutes; I give you
To characterize the import of pure geometry, we might use the standard form of a movie-disclaimer: No portrayal of the characteristics of geometrical figures or of the spatial properties of relationships of actual bodies is intended, and any similarities between the primitive concepts and their customary geometrical connotations are purely coincidental.Carl Gustav Hempel Hempel Sayings By Carl Gustav Hempel: To characterize the import of pure geometry, we might use the standard form of a
Obviously, in journalism, you're confined to what happens. And the tendency to embellish, to mythologize, it's in us. It makes things more interesting, a closer call. But journalism taught me how to write a sentence that would make someone want to read the next one.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: Obviously, in journalism, you're confined to what happens. And the tendency to embellish, to mythologize,
The Beauties" by Anton Chekhov, "The Doll's House" by Katherine Mansfield, "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" by J. D. Salinger, "Brownies" or "Drinking Coffee Elsewhere" both by ZZ Packer, "In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried" by Amy Hempel, "Fat" by Raymond Carver, "Indian Camp" by Ernest Hemingway.Gabrielle Zevin Hempel Sayings By Gabrielle Zevin: The Beauties" by Anton Chekhov, "The Doll's House" by Katherine Mansfield, "A Perfect Day for
And it was the first time that I believed the claim that you can help a person more by asking them the right question than by giving them the answer.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: And it was the first time that I believed the claim that you can help
Maybe this is not a come-down-from-the-ledge story. But I tell it with the thought that the woman on the ledge will ask herself a question, the question that occurred to that man in Bogota. He wondered how we know that what happens to us isn't good?Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: Maybe this is not a come-down-from-the-ledge story. But I tell it with the thought that
Then the children went to bed, or at least went upstairs, and the men joined the women for a cigarette on the porch, absently picking ticks engorged like grapes off the sleeping dogs. And when the men kissed the women good night, and their weekend whiskers scratched the women's cheeks, the women did not think shave, they thought stay.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: Then the children went to bed, or at least went upstairs, and the men joined
I read a lot of books about psychopaths. I read a wonderful book Amy Hempel gave me about the guy who created criminal profiling - a fascinating book, 'Mind Hunter.'Mona Simpson Hempel Sayings By Mona Simpson: I read a lot of books about psychopaths. I read a wonderful book Amy Hempel
'At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom' by Amy Hempel showed me the lean quality of prose.Chuck Palahniuk Hempel Sayings By Chuck Palahniuk: 'At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom' by Amy Hempel showed me the lean quality
Good leaders being scarce, following yourself is allowed.Amy Hempel Hempel Sayings By Amy Hempel: Good leaders being scarce, following yourself is allowed.