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#1. Usually when I put my focus on the pacing, the plot, the specific characterizations, - it's ironic - but then I actually increase my chances of writing something that moves people because I haven't become too self-conscious of the goal. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#2. Everyday is a bank account, and time is our currency. No one is rich, no one is poor, we've got 24 hours each. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#3. Make a beautiful mess and clean it up later. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#4. I think you write because it's easier than talking, - Author: Christopher Rice
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#5. The sort of public sex aspects of gay male sexuality did not appeal to me. And it wasn't just a matter of being afraid of them or being too nervous to try them. I did try them and they didn't work for me, they didn't feed me spiritually, they didn't leave me gratified. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#6. I encourage young people to refrain from putting themselves in dangerous situations in the name of validating themselves sexually. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#7. And he wonders if he has a space in his brain or in his soul for monsters and demons, or if he will, like most people, choose insanity when confronted with a fearsome reality. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#8. Look at any city through the right memories and it could become a graveyard as haunted as a former battlefield. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#9. I am comfortable calling myself a writer of suspense, or a writer of thrillers; both terms are sort of interchangeable to me. I think that came from a sense of being at conflict with my true nature throughout my youth, and being afraid of discovery, and feeling as if I didn't belong. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#10. I made the decision that, to be happy and to be content, I needed to live the life of an exclusive homosexual. I don't mean an elitist homosexual, but I mean someone who is exclusively pursuing partners of the same gender. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#11. She doesn't have to work to blend in because in the French Quarter, all you have to do to blend in is dance with the chaos. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#12. When an entire group of people come together and try to make some kind of identity out of what they don't have, they usually end up convincing themselves they can do whatever they damn well please. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#13. I had seen the gay social chronicle done abundantly and done very well. And I didn't want to do any more of that myself, I wanted us to be included in the popular mainstream of entertainment fiction. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#14. the heavens rise. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#15. My experience of coming out was very much centered around the bar scene. And what happened for me is that when I turned 18 and was old enough to get into certain gay bars in the French Quarter, I became a regular customer. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#16. What's become more important to me over time is to not try to sell myself as someone that I'm not, and that begins with coming out of the closet and gradually it's a challenge to expand that into other areas of my life. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#17. I wondered if I was more addicted to being sad than I was to bourbon or cocaine. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#18. The light in the darkness, as Stephen explained it, did not chase away the shadows of fear and regret: It merely illuminated the fears worth fighting. It lit the paths dictated by fate and choice, rather than casting a celestial glow on the way to a better and more perfect world. Although - Author: Christopher Rice
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#19. She leaned her head to one side of the pillow to meet her son's eyes. "Never give into them," she whispered. "No matter what they do or how important you feel it is to get their acceptance. Never kill part of yourself for them. Because other people will notice that part is missing before you do. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#20. It never occurred to me to write anything that didn't include gay characters in it. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#21. wafting through the open door of a brightly lit office down the musty, darkened corridor of the backstage. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#22. Why do these people like pain so much? - Author: Christopher Rice
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#23. Snarky Snarkerson! - Author: Christopher Rice
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#24. I don't want to judge anyone's sex life - but I worry that those are the only options we are giving to our young people. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#25. If you're doing something, if you're following something that is directly at odds with who you are, you've got to slow down and ask yourself why you're following that dream. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#26. I am one of those people, and I may be personally biased, who wishes that I had some place to come out of the closet besides a bar. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#27. I do believe in the Kinsey scale, I think many of us fall in different places on the scale and I think it's for each one of us to decide where we are on the scale, it's not for someone else to decide for us. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#28. This is not an international thriller so much as a fiercely literate attempt to subvert the thriller genre itself. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#29. Honestly, in retrospect, I would wish for future generations to have the ability to have a coming out process that was less alcohol-soaked than mine was. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#30. Good horror offers a sense of an upended, lawless world and that's appealing to anyone who grew up feeling like an outsider. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#31. That's what guilt truly is, Scott realizes, a fishhook's tug on the third or fourth minute of every happy moment. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#32. The good thing about New Orleans is that, overall, it's an accepting place. It's accepting of eccentricity, it's accepting of excess, it's accepting of color, in the sense of culture, not necessarily in the sense of race. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#33. I think we need to always mimic reality in our fiction. I think that we can stir things up and reveal a truth beneath the surface in that way as well. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#34. Ultimately, I felt fortunate, because in many ways I did identify with aspects of being gay that were very stereotypical. I was a big theatre kid in high school, I was creative, I was very emotionally sensitive, even hypersensitive. I loved female divas. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#35. Belief is a feeling and faith is a practice based in experience. Now she has faith; - Author: Christopher Rice
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#36. I think what has been the ultimate challenge for me is being willing to be honest with myself about what works for me in terms of relationships and sexual relations. In that sense, I was pretty traditional and pretty buttoned down. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#37. I think outsiders sometimes produce the best fictional perspectives on reality because they're set apart from it, so they have a unique view from the border. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#38. He had a nice house in the Norma Triangle section of West Hollywood and an ass that could stop a war. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#39. If you aren't following your bliss, there is a discrepancy in your psychology that needs to be healed, it needs to be mended. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#40. You need a quiet place where you can find someone who will listen, someone who will make you feel less like a mistake in a universe intended for assholes and Marines. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#41. Your skin looks like margarine, and your pants are so tight I feel like congratulating the blood that can get to your ass. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#42. I think that the most important reason to come out is your own sanity; that's above everything else. I think that applies whether you're a public figure or not. The closet is a terrible place to be for the person who's in it. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#43. But in general, who's to say what's not gay enough? And how do we even raise that question without raising the far more perilous one of, Is it too gay? - Author: Christopher Rice
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#44. You never hate someone that much unless you're afraid of him. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#45. I think that I am profoundly influenced by writers who have explored loss, and longing, and fear. Those influences have turned me into a thriller writer, essentially. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#46. Sometimes, if we wear them long enough, chains can seem like clothes. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#47. If you spend enough time in the past, everyone turns into a villain, - Author: Christopher Rice
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#48. I think dragging someone out of the closet who isn't necessarily engaged in anti-gay activities can have a destructive effect on them and on us. I don't want unwilling gay people advocating on my behalf; I think that's a challenge. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#49. She wore a black pantsuit with a white silk shirt that had an almost metallic sheen to it. He wondered whom she had already gone into mourning for; then he reminded himself that she was the type of woman who mourned damaged reputations and lost opportunities, not human beings. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#50. I think the gay community, as a whole, is slighted by high-profile figures who remain in the closet. But I think that a lot of times we need to ask ourselves what that person's role in our community would be if they were out of the closet. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#51. I think for gay people to see gay people living honestly about everything they do is really a contribution. - Author: Christopher Rice
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#52. I'm not a literary writer who is wedded to notions of realism and fiction. I believe that you can write anything if you can feel it convincingly. - Author: Christopher Rice
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