Quotes by Lorrie Moore

Lorrie Moore

American writer

Alive from: 1957-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    A novel is a daily labor over a period of years. A novel is a job. But a story can be like a mad, lovely visitor, with whom you spend a rather exciting weekend.
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    I love plays. Even bad ones. I like the fact that actual live, breathing people are standing before you in tense situations that you are not personally responsible for.
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    Love is a fever, she said. And when you come out of it you'll discover whether you've been lucky - or not.
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    One had to build shelters. One had to make pockets and live inside them.
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    Perhaps we had at last reached that stage of intimacy that destroys intimacy.
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    They had, finally, the only thing anyone really wants in life: someone to hold your hand when you die.
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    Things between us were dissolving like an ice cub in a glass: the smaller it got, the faster it disappeared.
    Source: A Gate at the Stairs (2009) 204
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    This is what happened in love. One of you cried a lot and then both of you grew sarcastic.
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    Writers have no real area of expertise. They are merely generalists with a highly inflamed sense of punctuation.
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    You chose love like a belief, a faith, a place, a box for one's heart to knock against like a spook in the house.
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