Lisa Alther

1944 -

A Quote by Lisa Alther

She was okay. There was nothing wrong with her that a vasectomy of the vocal cords would not fix.

Lisa Alther (1944 -)

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A Quote by Lisa Alther on change, people, and risk

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.

Lisa Alther (1944 -)

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A Quote by Lisa Alther on death, familiarity, people, and attachment

Dying was apparently a weaning process; all the attachments to familiar people and objects have to be undone.

Lisa Alther (1944 -)

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A Quote by Lisa Alther on inspiration

Inspiration never arrived when you were searching for it.

Lisa Alther (1944 -)

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A Quote by Lisa Alther on conflict, intelligence, and reflection

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.

Lisa Alther (1944 -)

Source: Kinflicks, 1975

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A Quote by Lisa Alther on jobs and motherhood

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.

Lisa Alther (1944 -)

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A Quote by Lisa Alther on fiction

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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.

Lisa Alther (1944 -)

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A Quote by Lisa Alther on surprises

What a surprise to find you could shift the contents of your head like rearranging furniture in a room.

Lisa Alther (1944 -)

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A Quote by Lisa Alther on beginning, good, justice, and time

Just as you began to feel that you could make good use of time, there was no time left to you.

Lisa Alther (1944 -)

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A Quote by Lisa Alther on conflict, intelligence, love, people, poets, and reflection

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.

Lisa Alther (1944 -)

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