Joyce Carol Oates Quotes

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In love there are two things - bodies and words. -Joyce Carol Oates
Anyone who teaches knows that you don't really experience a text until you've taught it, in loving detail, with an intelligent and responsive class. -Joyce Carol Oates
Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would have him retired on a double allowance. -Joyce Carol Oates
Homo sapiens is the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority, then forgets that symbols are inventions. -Joyce Carol Oates
Homo sapiens are the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority, then forgets that symbols are inventions. -Joyce Carol Oates
One man's insanity is another man's genius; someday the world will recognize the genius in my insanity. -Joyce Carol Oates
The great menace to the life of an industry is industrial self-complacency. -Joyce Carol Oates
like all virtuous people he imagines he must speak the truth ... -Joyce Carol Oates
At all crucial moments in our lives we want to speak without knowing what to say. -Joyce Carol Oates
I learned you don't discover the evidence of any cause in its result. -Joyce Carol Oates
Boxing is rough. Even if you win, you get hurt. -Joyce Carol Oates
A good, sympathetic review is always a wonderful surprise. -Joyce Carol Oates
All that matters in life is forging deep ties of love and family and friends. Writing and reading come later. -Joyce Carol Oates
Dear girl! Life is addictive. Yet we must live. -Joyce Carol Oates
A writer's life is in his work, and that is the place to find him. -Joyce Carol Oates
Life is like boxing in many unsettling respects. But boxing is only like boxing. -Joyce Carol Oates
Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul. -Joyce Carol Oates
I was trying not to be happy, hopeful. I did not believe I deserved happiness or even hope, if you knew my soul. -Joyce Carol Oates
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