Quotes by Bobbie Ann Mason

Bobbie Ann Mason

American novelist and short story writer

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    'In Country' is about a high school girl's quest for knowledge about her father, who died in Vietnam just before she was born.
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    Because we lived only a mile outside the town of Mayfield, I was acutely conscious of being country. I felt inferior to people in town because we had to grow our food and make our clothes.
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    During the Cold War, workers proudly contributed to national defense, but the carelessness and haste in handling toxic waste created a nightmare of pollution for subsequent generations.
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    In the country in Kentucky, people are just amazed that anybody in New York wants to read about their lives.
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    In the early Seventies, I started writing a little autobiographical novel about my childhood - I made it into a mystery story.
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    It was important for me to understand who I am and where I came from. To get a hold on why I do certain things.
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    Mama was a natural cook. At harvest time, she would whip up a noontime dinner for the men in the field: fried chicken with milk gravy, ham, mashed potatoes, lima beans, field peas, corn, slaw, sliced tomatoes, fried apples, biscuits, and peach pie.
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    Most of the time I was in the Northeast, I lived in the country, and I think that helped me to discover my material for writing.
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    My father had all these great names for our cows. Bossy and Daisy and Petunia and Turnip. One of my jobs was to round up the cows before milking. I'd go out back with the dog and bring them in.
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    My father-in-law was a pilot. During World War II, he was shot down in a B-17 over Belgium. With the help of the French Resistance, he made his way through Occupied France and back to his base in England.
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    Physicists must feel they are in the most exciting field in the world. Their minds must be afire.
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    Rock and roll is about desire, about wanting something better. I think my characters all want something better. My understanding of the rock and roll dream is that a kid in an isolated place or a small town or an underprivileged world could transcend it somehow.
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    Since 'Huckleberry Finn,' or thereabouts, it seemed that all American literature was about the alienated hero.
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    When I was growing up on our 53-acre dairy farm, we were obsessed with food; it was the center of our lives. We planted it, grew it, harvested it, peeled it, cooked it, served it, consumed it - endlessly, day after day, season after season.
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    Working with food was fraught with anxiety when I was a girl. Like all farmers, we were at the mercy of the weather, and we lived in fear of crop failure.
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