John Irving

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)
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    And never forget, there is memory.
    Source: The World According To Garp (2012)
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    Being afraid you'll look like a coward is the worst reason for doing anything.
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    Everybody dies … The thing is, to have a life before we die.
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    Half my life is an act of revision.
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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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    I have pretty thick skin, and I think if you're going to be in this business, if you're going to be an actor or a writer, you better have a thick skin.
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    If we live long enough, we become caricatures of ourselves.
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    If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.
    Source: The World According To Garp (2012) 605
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    If you presume to love something, you must love the process of it much more than you love the finished product.
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    Imagining something is better than remembering something.
    Source: The World According To Garp (2012)
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    In the world according to Garp, we are all terminal cases.
    Source: The World According To Garp (2012) 19
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    It is hard work and great art to make life not so serious.
    Source: The Hotel New Hampshire (1986)
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    It's because even a good man can't always be right, that we need ... rules.
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    Keep passing the open windows.
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