3 Quotes – Nick McDonell

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Nick McDonell, American author, journalist, screenwriter, producer, novelist, researcher
(born: Robert Nicholas McDonell)

born:
February 18, 1984 in New York City, New York, USA

known for (among others):
Twelve, The Third Brother, An Expensive Education

 

I know that I work hard for the things that I do, and I really go to the places that I report on.
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The more I have written, the less it has been about exploring myself, and the more it has been about exploring the world around me.
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I’m interested in illuminating the enormous disparity between vast poverty and the tiny upper class… This vast inequity is unfair by definition, and I am interested in illuminating that and, where possible, changing that.

 

Which is your favourite quote by Nick McDonell?  🙂


3 Quotes – Alice Walker

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Alice Walker, American novelist, short story writer, poet, political activist

born:
February 9, 1944 in Putnam County, Georgia, USA

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1983

known for (among others):
The Color Purple, Warrior Marks

web site:  http://alicewalkersgarden.com/

 

We must begin seeing other creatures as equal. Existence makes us all equal.
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Fiction is such a world of freedom, it’s wonderful. If you want someone to fly, they can fly.
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I have fallen in love with the imagination. And if you fall in love with the imagination, you understand that it is a free spirit. It will go anywhere, and it can do anything.

 

Which is your favourite quote by Alice Walker?  🙂


3 Quotes – James Cromwell

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James Cromwell, American actor, producer
(born: James Oliver Cromwell)

born:
January 27, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, USA

known for (among others):
L.A. Confidential, Babe

 

Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.
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I’m an animal rights activist because I believe we won’t have a planet if we continue to behave toward other species the way we do.
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What is magnificent about humans is when they decide to turn and stand. If they respond with non-violence on principle and hold their ground, they are really magnificent.

 

Which is your favourite quote by James Cromwell?  🙂


3 Quotes – Donna Tartt

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Donna Tartt, American writer

born:
December 23, 1963 in Greenwood, Mississippi, USA

 

known for (among others):
The Secret History, The Little Friend, The Goldfinch

2014: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

Amazon:  Donna Tartt

 

My novels aren’t really generated by a single conceptual spark; it’s more a process of many different elements that come together unexpectedly over a long period of time.
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In order for a long piece of work to engage a novelist over an extended period of time, it has to deal with questions that you find very important, that you’re trying to work out.
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Taking on challenging projects is the way that one grows and extends one’s range as a writer, one’s technical command, so I consider the time well-spent.

 

Which is your favourite quote by Donna Tartt?  🙂