The best Quotes by T. C. Boyle

The best Quotes by T. C. Boyle

Thomas Coraghessan Boyle (born December 2, 1948) is an American novelist and short story writer.

I am mad for nature writing. I want to get inside the head of every creature in the world, even ants.
It's hard to say how certain stories just punch us in the heart and the brain at the same time at the end. I suppose that's what we're all looking for. But each story has its own valence, its own way of saying goodbye to you.
Every story is organic, and every story finds its own ending.
It's true that none of my characters are admirable. But maybe I'm primarily a satirist, and a satirist needs to hold up what's not admirable.
I'm just kind of fascinated by how we can deny that we are animals and what our impact on the other animals is like, and how quixotic we can be in trying to assess what we've done in trying to correct it.

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Nick Fury: "We have no quarrel with your people."
Loki: "An ant has no quarrel with a boot."
Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.
Tiny, yet full of unity. Ants tirelessly work to protect their colony. They teach us that even the smallest creatures can achieve great things. Through their discipline and cooperation, they prove that true strength lies in teamwork. Let us learn from these brave creatures and accomplish great things together.
Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful.
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Satire is tragedy plus time. You give it enough time, the public, the reviewers will allow you to satirize it. Which is rather ridiculous, when you think about it.
He who can make people laugh has to be taken seriously; all people with power know that.
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After all, you still need time to just sit there and take a look around.
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"Oh yes, time flies and before you know it you're old," said Pippi. "Come autumn I'll be ten, and I suppose I'll be past my prime then."
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It's real, Six. You can't get mad at a real ending. Some of them are ugly. It's the fake happily ever afters that should piss you off.
4
I want you to help them open... because I need you to watch me give you the very last piece of my heart.
4
What other people think of you is none of your business.
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If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
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This is the true measure of love: When we believe that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved so before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
6
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
5
The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.
2
The Elves made many rings; but secretly Sauron made One Ring to rule all the others, and their power was bound up with it.
Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
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I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
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The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
30
Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes it just takes the right guy to see it.
29
She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn't beautiful for something as temporary as her looks. She was beautiful, deep down to her soul.
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The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.
14
Hope is like a shard of glass. Tread on it, and you'll end up wincing with every step. The best policy is to tweezer it out. Sure, it will hurt like billy-o and the wound will take a while to heal, but after that you can walk again.
28
"Lost something?"
"Yes, my mind."
The dead are dead, and talking won't bring them back to life.
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"It's no use fretting for what you can't get," croaked the raven. "Does being angry make any difference? Be sensible! What can you do about it?"
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There are so many magical places in books that you can't go to, like Hogwarts and Middle Earth, so I wanted to set a story in a place where children can actually go.
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The night breathed through the apartment like a dark animal. The ticking of a clock. The groan of a floorboard as he slipped out of his room. All was drowned by its silence. But Jacob loved the night. He felt it on his skin like a promise. Like a cloak woven from freedom and danger.
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That's the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.
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If you want the rainbow, you have to deal with the rain.
73
"How do you spell 'love'?" - "You don't spell it... you feel it."
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If you live to be hundred, I hope i live to be hundred minus one day. So I never have to live without you.
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There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
4
If I could but know his heart, everything would become easy.
2
I fled out of the deep night - the deep night of the protected child-life , and tugged into the bright Day - the bright day of being-grownup
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J.K. Rowling created seven Horcruxes. She put a part of her soul in every book and now her books will live forever.
Stephen King - about Harry Potter
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Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
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Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.
4
You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024

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