Tobias Wolff Quotes.

11. "..he felt no more than a boy again-but a very well-versed boy who couldn't help thinking of the scene described by these old words, surely the most beautiful words written or said: His father, when he saw him coming, ran to meet him."
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12. "Had he learned nothing from all those years of teaching Hawthorne? Through story after story he’d led his boys to consider the folly of obsession with purity – its roots sunk deep in pride, flowering condemnation and violence against others and self."
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13. "You could say that all my characters are reflections of myself, in that I share their wish to count for something, and their utmost confusion as to how this is supposed to be done."
- Quote by Tobias Wolff

14. "The human heart is a dark forest"
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15. "…why would Caesar fear Ovid, except for knowing that neither his divinity nor all his legions could protect him from a good line of poetry."
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16. "In a world where the most consequential things happen by chance, or from unfathomable causes, you don't look to reason for help. You consort with mysteries... They have been killed in place of you - in your place. You don't think it out, not at the time, not in those terms, but you can't help but feel it, and go on feeling it. It's the close call you have to keep escaping from, the unending doubt that you have a right to your own life. It's the corruption suffered by everyone who lives on, that henceforth they must wonder at the reason and probe its justice."
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17. "We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are."
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18. "Whatever it is that makes closeness possible between people also puts them in the way of hard feelings if that closeness ends."
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19. "A mi la literatura m'ha canviat, m'ha donat una profunditat de consciència que no tenia. M'ha ajudat a veure el món d'un altra manera, m'ha fet més gran el cor. I aquesta passió la sento i la veig en altres persones, inclosos els joves. Les grans obres literàries ens mostren la vida en tota la seva complexitat. La literatura ens ajuda a comprendre les vides dels altres. El tret essencial de la literatura és que ens fa imaginar què significa ser un ésser humà diferent de nosaltres. Si només fos per això la literatura ja tindria un lloc justificat al món, però ens dona més, ens transporta a l'ànima del llenguatge."
- Quote by Tobias Wolff

20. "He did not remember when he began to regard the heap of books on his desk with boredom and dread, or when he grew angry at writers for writing them. He did not remember when everything began to remind him of something else."
- Quote by Tobias Wolff

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