Lisa Alther

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Lisa Alther

I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I wrote for twelve years and collected 250 rejection slips before getting any fiction published, so I guess outside reinforcement isn't all that important to me.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial, I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
What a surprise to find you could shift the contents of your head like rearranging furniture in a room.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
. . . inspiration never arrived when you were searching for it.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I wrote for twelve years and collected 250 rejection slips before getting any fiction published, so I guess outside reinforcement isn't all that important to me.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Just as you began to feel that you could make good use of time, there was no time left to you.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
"I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic."More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
That's the risk you take if you change: that people you've been involved with won't like the new you. But other people who do will come along.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If this was adulthood the only improvement she could detect in her situation was that she could now eat dessert without eating her vegetables.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I wrote for twelve years and collected 250 rejection slips before getting any fiction published, so I guess outside reinforcement isn't all that important to me.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Dying was apparently a weaning process; all the attachments to familiar people and objects have to be undone.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Inspiration never arrived when you were searching for it.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A snake will always be a snake, even if you put a chain around its neck and try to make it walk upright.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Depression was a very active state really. Even if you appeared to an observer to be immobilized, your mind was in a frenzy of paralysis. You were unable to function, but were actively despising yourself for it.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The human organism has only so much energy at its disposal. If you divert a great deal of it into any one channel, you can expect the others to collapse or atrophy. If you squander your vital energies on your emotional life, as you have been doing, plan to be physically and mentally bankrupt, as it were.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The French would eat anything that couldn't outrun them.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The strength you've insisted on assigning to others is actually within yourself.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you kept moving, you never had to mourn what you were leaving behind.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
successful parenting was like log rolling, and she'd often landed in the drink.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The requirements of romantic love are difficult to satisfy in the back seat of a Dodge Dart.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It had been fourteen years and I hadn't had anything published. I had 250 rejection slips. I got my first novel published and it was called Kinflicks. It turned out to be a best seller.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The only obvious advantage to being an adult is that you can eat your dessert without haying sampled the vegetables.More Lisa Alther [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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