Jim Bishop

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Jim Bishop

It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.More Jim Bishop [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Death is as casual-and often as unexpected-as birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade.More Jim Bishop [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.More Jim Bishop [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day.More Jim Bishop [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Archaeology is the peeping Tom of the sciences. It is the sandbox of men who care not where they are going; they merely want to know where everyone else has been.More Jim Bishop [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him.More Jim Bishop [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A good writer is not, per se, a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.More Jim Bishop [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.More Jim Bishop [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I can look at [my books] with pleasure from a distance. Four feet is close enough.More Jim Bishop [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nobody understands anyone 18, including those who are 18.More Jim Bishop [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The reporter is the daily prisoner of clocked facts. On all working days, he is expected to do his best in one swift swipe at each story.More Jim Bishop [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The morning after a death, we learned an avalanche of goodies about the renowned, some of which persuaded the reader that he should have cultivated the deceased in life.More Jim Bishop [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A reporter meets interesting people. If he endures, he will get to know princes and presidents, popes and paupers, prostitutes and panderers. And always, in the back of his head, there will be a dozen men and women he will never meet. And always, he will feel the poorer for it.More Jim Bishop [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
At 19, everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly.More Jim Bishop [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A good writer is not necessarily a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.More Jim Bishop [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets?More Jim Bishop [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.More Jim Bishop [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.More Jim Bishop [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A good writer is not necessarily a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.More Jim Bishop [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago. -Jim Bishop.More Jim Bishop [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.More Jim Bishop [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.More Jim Bishop [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A good writer is not, per se, a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.More Jim Bishop [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day.More Jim Bishop [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets?More Jim Bishop [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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