Russell Hoban Quotes.

1. "What I am is tired of jam."
- Quote by Russell Hoban

2. "After all, when you come right down to it, how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language?"
- Quote by Russell Hoban

3. "The things that matter don't necessarily make sense."
- Quote by Russell Hoban

4. "People write books for children and other people write about the books written for children but I don't think it's for the children at all. I that all the people who worry so much about the children are really worrying about themselves, about keeping their world together and getting the children to help them do it, getting the children to agree that it is indeed a world. Each new generation of children has to be told: 'This is a world, this is what one does, one lives like this.' Maybe our constant fear is that a generation of children will come along and say: 'This is not a world, this is nothing, there's no way to live at all."
- Quote by Russell Hoban

5. "Destiny is not to be trifled with. Do not commit the tragic error of satisfying present appetite at the cost of future fulfilment"
- Quote by Russell Hoban

6. "An idea is an eye given by God for the seeing of God. Some of these eyes we cannot bear to look out of; we blind them as quickly as possible."
- Quote by Russell Hoban

7. "We can't all be investigating non-coding DNA," I said, feeling an upsurge of gastric acid. "Some of us have to sell bullshit self-improvement courses"
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8. "When you suffer an attack of nerves you're being attacked by the nervous system. What chance has a man got against a system?"
- Quote by Russell Hoban

9. "I said, 'Then whered the other story come from? . . .' He said, 'It come in to my mynd.' I said, 'You mean you made it up.' He said, 'Wel no I dint make it up you cant make up nothing in your head no moren you can make up what you see. You know what I mean may be what you see aint all ways there so you cud reach out and touch it but its there some kynd of way and it come from some where. That place Hagmans Il I use to wunner about it every time we come by it til finely that story come in to my head. That story cudnt come out of no where cud it so it musve come out of some where. Parbly it ben in that place from time back way back or may be in a nother place only the idear of it come to me there. That don't make no odds. That storys jus what ever it is and thats what storys are."
- Quote by Russell Hoban

10. "Where they gone for the timber it ben a special place of myn. Where the old track sydls the hy groun sholder. It wer woodit with oak there. Hy groun on 1 side of the track and on the other it sloaps off sharp tords Widders Dump. The track runs pas that holler they call Mr Clevvers Roaling Place it wer the track we all ways took going to and from the form. It wer the shape of the groun I liket and the feal of it. That fealing you get on hy groun over looking the low. Some times sydling that sholder youwd see crows be low you cruising. Looking down from there at Widders Dump it seamt so low and little it lookit easy ternt a way from. Back then I never 1ce ben on that hy groun sholder oansome. Never ben any where at all oansome. Never in my woal life put foot outside a fents without at leas 5 more for dog safe. I ben saving up that hy groun in my mynd tho. Thinking may be some time there myt come a time Iwd chance it oansome. I dint want no woodlings cleart there I just wantit that place lef the way it ben. I tol my self never mynd but I myndit."
- Quote by Russell Hoban

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