William H. Gass Quotes

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What else is soul but a listener? -William H. Gass
Some people say their life is full of darkness and I wonder why they don't just try and switch the lights on. -William H. Gass
When book and reader's furrowed brow meet, it isn't always the book that's stupid. -William H. Gass
They try to thrive. To multiply. To make murder a method of management. -William H. Gass
reduction is precisely what a work of art opposes. Easy answers... annotations, arrows... an oudine of its design... very seriously mislead. -William H. Gass
until summer becomes ein Zimmer in einem Traum - a room in a dream. -William H. Gass
As Borges has taught us, all the books in the library are contemporary. Great poems are like granaries: they are always ready to enlarge their store. -William H. Gass
The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words. -William H. Gass
I write because I hate. A lot. Hard. -William H. Gass
It's not the word made flesh we want in writing, in poetry and fiction, but the flesh made word -William H. Gass
Fiction becomes visual by becoming verbal -William H. Gass
Wills aren't really strong or weak; it is the characters that they express and serve that are. -William H. Gass
The expression to write something down suggests a descent of thought to the fingers whose movements immediately falsify it. -William H. Gass
Literature is composed of quarter truths, and the quarters are often spent on penny candy. -William H. Gass
Sports, politics, and religion are the three passions of the badly educated. -William H. Gass
I publish a piece in order to kill it, so that I won't have to fool around with it any longer. -William H. Gass
it is discouraging to leave the past behind only to see it coming toward you like the thunderstorm which drenched you yesterday. -William H. Gass
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