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 -)
Contributed by: Zaady
What a surprise to find you could shift the contents of your head like rearranging furniture in a room.
Just as you began to feel that you could make good use of time, there was no time left to you.
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.
She was okay. There was nothing wrong with her that a vasectomy of the vocal cords would not fix.
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.
Dying was apparently a weaning process; all the attachments to familiar people and objects have to be undone.
Inspiration never arrived when you were searching for it.
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.
Source: Kinflicks, 1975
Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.
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