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  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving
    American writer 1783-1859
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    A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving
    American writer 1783-1859
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    A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving
    American writer 1783-1859
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    A woman's life is a history of the affections.
  • John Irving
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    A writer's job is to imagine everything so personally that the fiction is as vivid as memories.
    Source: The World According To Garp (2012)
  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving
    American writer 1783-1859
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    An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
  • John Irving
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    And never forget, there is memory.
    Source: The World According To Garp (2012)
  • John Irving
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    Being afraid you'll look like a coward is the worst reason for doing anything.
  • Irving Layton
    Irving Layton
    Canadian poet 1912-
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    Conscience: self-esteem with a halo.
  • Irving Kristol
    Irving Kristol
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    Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
  • John Irving
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    Everybody dies … The thing is, to have a life before we die.
  • Irving Layton
    Irving Layton
    Canadian poet 1912-
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    God is indeed dead. He died of self-horror when He saw the creature He had made in His own image.
  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving
    American writer 1783-1859
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    Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.
  • John Irving
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    Half my life is an act of revision.
  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving
    American writer 1783-1859
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    I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories.
  • John Irving
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    I have learned that the consequences of our past actions are always interesting; I have learned to view the present with a forward-looking eye.
    Source: A prayer for Owen Meany (1989)
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