Raymond Carver Quotes

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When a reader finishes a wonderful story and lays it aside, he should have to pause for a minute and collect himself. -Raymond Carver
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My life is going to change. I feel it. -Raymond Carver
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there isn't enough of anything as long as we live. But at intervals a sweetness appears and, given a chance prevails. -Raymond Carver
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This is awful. I don't know what's going to happen to me or to anyone else in the world. -Raymond Carver
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The places where water comes together with other water. Those places stand out in my mind like holy places. -Raymond Carver
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I crack the other egg. Surely we have diminished one another. -Raymond Carver
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It ought to make us feel ashamed when we talk like we know what we're talking about when we talk about love. -Raymond Carver
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Honey, no offense, but sometimes I think I could shoot you and watch you kick. -Raymond Carver
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They talked on into the early morning, the high, pale cast of light in the windows, and they did not think of leaving. -Raymond Carver
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I lifted him out. I held him. I held that half of him. -Raymond Carver
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My circumstances of unrelieved responsibility and permanent distraction necessitated the short story form. -Raymond Carver
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That's all we have, finally, the words, and they had better be the right ones. -Raymond Carver
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Write what you know, and what do you know better than your own secrets? -Raymond Carver
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Don't complain, don't explain. -Raymond Carver
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Dreams, you know, are what you wake up from. -Raymond Carver
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We knew our days were numbered. We had fouled up our lives and we were getting ready for a shake-up. -Raymond Carver
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I'm moving to Nevada. Either there or kill myself. -Raymond Carver
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There was this funny thing of anything could happen now that we realized everything had. -Raymond Carver
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I'm always learning something. Learning never ends. -Raymond Carver
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But dying is for the sweetest ones. And he remembers sweetness, when life was sweet, and sweetly he was given that other lifetime. -Raymond Carver
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You're...writing for other writers to an extent-the dead writers whose work you admire, as well as the living writers you like to read. -Raymond Carver
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And what did you want? To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth. -Raymond Carver
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That morning she pours Teacher's over my belly and licks it off. That afternoon she tries to jump out the window. -Raymond Carver
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Fiction shows the external effects of internal conditions. Be aware of the tension between internal and external movement. -Raymond Carver
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It's strange. You never start out life with the intention of becoming a bankrupt or an alcoholic or a cheat and a thief. Or a liar. -Raymond Carver
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There are significant moments in everyone's day that can make literature. That's what you ought to write about. -Raymond Carver
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I dressed and went for a walk - determined not to return until I took in what Nature had to offer. -Raymond Carver
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