Annie Dillard Quotes.

1. "One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time...give it, give it all, give it now."
- Quote by Annie Dillard

2. "You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down."
- Quote by Annie Dillard

3. "Spend the afternoon, you can't take it with you."
- Quote by Annie Dillard

4. "Eskimo: "If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?" Priest: "No, not if you did not know." Eskimo: "Then why did you tell me?"
- Quote by Annie Dillard

5. "There is always the temptation in life to diddle around making itsy-bitsy friends and meals and journeys for years on end. It is all so self conscience, so apparently moral...But I won't have it. The world is wilder than that in all directions, more dangerous...more extravagant and bright. We are...raising tomatoes when we should be raising Cain, or Lazarus."
- Quote by Annie Dillard

6. "Nothing moves a woman so deeply as the boyhood of the man she loves."
- Quote by Annie Dillard

7. "On the whole, I do not find Christians, outside of the catacombs, sufficiently sensible of conditions. Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing up a batch of TNT to kill a Sunday morning. It is madness to wear ladies’ straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews. For the sleeping god may wake someday and take offense, or the waking god may draw us out to where we can never return."
- Quote by Annie Dillard

8. "I think it would be well, and proper, and obedient, and pure, to grasp your one necessity and not let it go, to dangle from it limp wherever it takes you."
- Quote by Annie Dillard

9. "The dedicated life is the life worth living. You must give with your whole heart."
- Quote by Annie Dillard

10. "The secret is not to write about what you love best, but about what you, alone, love at all."
- Quote by Annie Dillard

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