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Joyce Carol Oates About :-Joyce Carol Oates is an American writer. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published 58 novels, a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. Wikipedia

Born: 16 June 1938 (age 83 years), Lockport, New York, United States
Short stories: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?, MORE
Movies: Smooth Talk, We Were the Mulvaneys, MORE
Awards: PEN/O. Henry Award, MORE
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Joyce Carol Oates Quotes

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We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.
When people say there is too much violence in my books, what they are saying is there is too much reality in life.
To be knocked out doesn’t mean what it seems. A boxer does not have to get up.
Boxing has become America’s tragic theater.
Love commingled with hate is more powerful than love. Or hate.
Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost.
The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.
If food is poetry, is not poetry also food?
The third man in the ring makes boxing possible.
In love there are two things – bodies and words.
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American writer joyce carol oates quotes

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”
“Loneliness is like starvation: you don’t realize how hungry you are until you begin to eat.”
“He was ugly, himself. Weird-ugly. But ugliness in a man doesn’t matter, much. Ugliness in a woman is her life.”
“Read widely, and without apology. Read what you want to read, not what someone tells you you should read.”
“Writing is a consequence of having been ‘haunted’ by material. Why this is, no one knows.”
“Of our hurts we make monuments of survival. If we survive. ”

Blonde Quotes

Blonde is a bestselling 2000 historical novel by Joyce Carol Oates that chronicles the inner life of Marilyn Monroe. Oates insists that the novel is a work of fiction that should not be regarded as a biography. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Wikipedia
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Inspirational Quotes By Joyce Carol Oates

Inspirational Quotes By Joyce Carol Oates

“Death is just the last scene of the last act.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde
“Beauty is a question of optics. All sight is illusion.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde
“For what is delusion but the prelude to hurt. And what is hurt but the prelude to rage.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde
“Her problem wasn’t she was a dumb blonde, it was she wasn’t a blonde and she wasn’t dumb.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde
“Dear girl! Life is addictive. Yet we must live.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde
“I’m nobody’s daughter now. I’m through with that.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde
“Your punishment if you’re a woman. Not loved enough.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde
“Yet I will make you all love me and I will punish myself to spite your love.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde
“Know what ‘celebrity’ is kid? Being paid to bullshit the rest of your natural life.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde
“Acting is the loneliest profession I know.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde
“As if whoever it was held that camera was her closest friend. Or maybe it was the camera that was her closest friend.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde
“What is “technique” but the absence of passion?”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde
“There is something female about being dead.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde
“Bullshit! Li-ar! Your mother and father are dead like everybody else. Everybody is dead.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde

We Were the Mulvaneys Quotes

See here We Were the Mulvaneys is a novel written by Joyce Carol Oates, and was published in 1996. We Were the Mulvaneys was featured in Oprah’s Book Club in January, 2001. Wikipedia
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Writing Quotes From Joyce Carol Oates

Writing Quotes From Joyce Carol Oates

“No one would be able to name what had happened or would wish to name it. Rape was a word that came not be spoken at High Point Farm.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, We Were the Mulvaneys
“Out of obscurity I came. To obscurity I can return.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, We Were the Mulvaneys
“Did you know, Marianne: how by breaking the code that day, you broke it forever? For us all?”
― Joyce Carol Oates, We Were the Mulvaneys
“I believe in uttering the truth, even if it hurts. Particularly if it hurts.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, We Were the Mulvaneys
“Marianne laughed. But you can’t disappoint me! I don’t love you.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, We Were the Mulvaneys
“It simply fell from him, like a heavy overcoat he’d shrugged off, no longer needing its warmth or bulk to protect him.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, We Were the Mulvaneys
“No one would be able to name what had happened or would wish to name it. Rape was a word that came not be spoken at High Point Farm.”
“Out of obscurity I came. To obscurity I can return.”
“It struck her to the heart, left her weak, disoriented, that, to Michael Mulvaney, after all, his family wasn’t quite enough.”
“Love you in that cheerleader’s costume. Last Friday. You didn’t see me I guess. But I was there.”
“And so it became a household of silence as if in the aftermath of a violent detonation.”

The Falls Quotes

We Were the Mulvaneys is a novel written by Joyce Carol Oates, and was published in 1996. We Were the Mulvaneys was featured in Oprah’s Book Club in January, 2001. Wikipedia
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Best Joyce Carol Oates Quotes

“Sometimes people surprise us. People we believe we know.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Falls
“لا يمكنني التورط مع رجل لا يهمه أمري وأمر طفلتي وحياتنا معًا، أكثر من اهتمامه بغريب … لا يمكنني التورط مع رجل لا يهمه إن عاش أو مات! يرمي بحياته مثل الزهر وكأن لا قيمة لها”
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Falls
“you had to have a deep, mysterious soul to want to destroy yourself. The shallower you are, the safer. Colborne”
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Falls
“And so you must grant to God what is God and not try to think of what you have lost, for that way is madness.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Falls
“You wear out. You see too much. Every breath hurts. The”
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Falls
“Ariah struck suddenly at her face with both fists. She wanted to pummel, blacken her eyes that had seen too much.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Falls
“He was sentimental about women. It infuriated him that any man, let alone a minister, could behave so selfishly on his honeymoon.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Falls
“But how is it justice, God? Why do I deserve this?” She waited. God declined to reply. How”
“You don’t understand! Gilbert turned his back on me, but he wouldn’t have turned his back on God.” Ariah”
“Corset,’ Mrs. Erskine? I don’t understand.” Because she was trussed up in one herself, she couldn’t comprehend how Ariah had escaped hers.”
“Foolish woman, don’t despair. My justice is My mercy. 5”

A Book of American Martyrs Quotes

A Book of American Martyrs is a novel by the American author, Joyce Carol Oates. The story chronicles two American families, the Voorheeses and the Dunphys, whose faith and convictions are vastly different. The story begins with the aftermath of the November 1999 murder of Dr. Gus Voorhees by Luther Amos Dunphy. Wikipedia
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“A man is fearful of lonely in a woman”
― Joyce Carol Oates, A Book of American Martyrs
“I wasn’t so special, honey. Except that I was your dad, I wasn’t so special.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, A Book of American Martyrs
“And that smell of masculine indignation, rage like something singed.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, A Book of American Martyrs
“Alone, alone! Long she would recall the strangeness of the word, an echo aerated by melancholy vowels—alone. AT”
― Joyce Carol Oates, A Book of American Martyrs
“A woman who has lost her husband is invalid, thus an invalid. In”
― Joyce Carol Oates, A Book of American Martyrs
“The murderer is not protected! He is vulnerable. TO”
― Joyce Carol Oates, A Book of American Martyrs
“Life is the horror, abortion or miscarriage is the redemption. As Sophocles said so beautifully, ‘Never to have been born is best, but once you’ve entered this world, return”
― Joyce Carol Oates, A Book of American Martyrs
“That is a blessing of bad dreams, they are quickly forgotten.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, A Book of American Martyrs
“La vida es una cuestión de giros. O al menos así es como los llamo yo. Un giro es una sorpresa. Como si te agarrasen de los hombros por detrás y te obligaran por la fuerza a girar, a volverte”
― Joyce Carol Oates, A Book of American Martyrs

The Accursed Quotes

The Accursed is the fifth volume of United States writer Joyce Carol Oates’s Gothic series. The novel was published by Ecco on March 5, 2013. Wikipedia
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joyce carol oates best short stories quotes

“I’m sure all that you’ve heard is just the usual gossip, invented to injure feelings rather than illuminate truth.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Accursed
O accursed hunger of gold, to what dost thou not compel human hearts!
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Accursed
“Our lives can only be interpreted in retrospect, yet must be lived from day to day, blindly. What folly, the human condition!”
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Accursed
“… while madness in individuals is relatively rare, it is virtually a prerequisite for a certain sort of political leader.”
“No way of life so entrenched will ever ‘wither away’ – it must be helped, with dynamite, if need be.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Accursed
“For isn’t the artist by nature a revolutionary?”
“I could wish that I had recourse to the Prince of Darkness & his quick ways of revenge;”
“So we invent reasons for the unreasonable. We are rationalists of the irrational. It”
“A man may accommodate himself to a disagreeable situation in a few months. The intolerable may take a little longer.”
“The Bog Kingdom. Bidding him enter! Ah, enter! There, all wishes are fulfilled. The more forbidden, the more delicious.”
“In so sick a society as ours how is it possible that any citizen is healthy, at all?”
“For The Accursed is intended as a work of inquiring moral complexity, and not a “sensationalist” rehashing of an old, dread scandal far better left to molder in the grave!”
“Willy was more forceful, as Annabel seemed to glide;”
“went out for sports as others did, in an affable herd.”

The Gravedigger’s Daughter Quotes

The Gravedigger’s Daughter is a 2007 novel by Joyce Carol Oates. It is her 36th published novel. The novel was based on the life of Oates’s grandmother, whose father, a gravedigger settled in rural America, injured his wife, threatened his daughter, and then committed suicide. Wikipedia
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joyce carol oates most famous book quotes

“The danger of motherhood. you relive your early self, through the eyes of your mother.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Gravedigger’s Daughter
“Remembering backward is the easy thing. If you could remember forward, you could save yourself…”
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Gravedigger’s Daughter
“On their own, your eyes did not discover the sky.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Gravedigger’s Daughter
“Remembering backward is the easy thing. If you could remember forward, you could save yourself…”
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Gravedigger’s Daughter
“That sensation of things-falling-away. Once the ice begins to crack, it will happen swiftly. She”
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Gravedigger’s Daughter
“THANK YOU but please do not write again. And do not call. I have had enough of you.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Gravedigger’s Daughter
“Ante tus enemigos, aconsejaba el padre de Rebecca, es tan prudente ocultar tu inteligencia como esconder tus debilidades.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Gravedigger’s Daughter
“Durante la primera semana en la sala de montaje, a Rebecca le producía náuseas el olor, la rapidez del ritmo, el ruido. Ruido ruido ruido. Con tantos decibelios, el ruido no es sólo sonido, sino algo físico, visceral, como una corriente eléctrica que atraviesa el cuerpo.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, The Gravedigger’s Daughter

Zombie Quotes

Zombie is a 1995 novel by American writer Joyce Carol Oates, which explores the mind of a serial killer. It was based on the life of Jeffrey Dahmer. Wikipedia
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 Inspirational Quotes By Joyce Carol Oates

Inspirational Quotes By Joyce Carol Oates

“I could EAT YOUR HEART & asshole you’d never know it. ”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Zombie
“I am the presence standing here at this juncture of Time & Space- who else?”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Zombie
“For the first time driving that day I could feel the motion of the Earth. The Earth rushing through the emptiness of space.
― Joyce Carol Oates, Zombie
“At such rare times you can feel the electrically charged neurons of the prefrontal brain realigning themselves like iron fillings drawn by a magnet. ”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Zombie
“There is no PAST anybody can get to, to alter things or even to know what those things were but there is definitely a future, we are already in it.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Zombie
“Moving your asshole-mouth & YES SIR I am saying NO MA’AM I am saying.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Zombie
“Shreds of cloud were being blown across the moon clotted & cobwebbed like thoughts moving too fast for you to hear.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Zombie
“I am the presence standing here at this juncture of Time & Space—who else? & that night in my sand-colored 1987 Ford van with the American flag decal covering the rear window cruising Cedar Street, Dale Springs & parked in shadow & with my binoculars trained to the mostly shaded or darkened windows I thought, If this is where I am this is who I am. & so it was.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Zombie

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Quotes on Life and Literature by Joyce Carol Oates

Quotes on Life and Literature by Joyce Carol Oates

“I never change, I simply become more myself.”

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”

“The best revenge is living well without you. ”

“The worst thing: to give yourself away in exchange for not enough love.”

“Loneliness is like starvation: you don’t realize how hungry you are until you begin to eat.”

“The strangeness of Time. Not in its passing, which can seem infinite, like a tunnel whose end you can’t see, whose beginning you’ve forgotten, but in the sudden realization that something finite, has passed, and is irretrievable.”

“See, people come into your life for a reason. They might not know it themselves, why. You might not know it. But there’s a reason. There has to be”

“In love there are two things – bodies and words. ”

“A daydreamer is prepared for most things.”

“He was ugly, himself. Weird-ugly. But ugliness in a man doesn’t matter, much. Ugliness in a woman is her life.”

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“My belief is that art should not be comforting; for comfort, we have mass entertainment and one another. Art should provoke, disturb, arouse our emotions, expand our sympathies in directions we may not anticipate and may not even wish.”

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“Keep a light, hopeful heart. But ­expect the worst.”

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“Read widely, and without apology. Read what you want to read, not what someone tells you you should read.”

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“Keeing busy” is the remedy for all the ills in America. It’s also the means by which the creative impulse is destroyed.”

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