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#1. Rachel kneeled beside Jacob. She took the child's hand and pressed it to the dirt. Her father had told Rachel that Harmons had been on this land since before the Revolutionary War.
"Don't ever forget what it feels like, Jacob," she whispered, and let her hand touch the ground as well. - Author: Ron Rash
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#2. Maybe that was what happened when people grew up in a place where mountains shut them in, kept everything turned inward, buffered them from everything else. How long did it take before that landscape become internalized, was passed down from generation to generation like blood type or eye color? - Author: Ron Rash
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#3. An image came back to him with such vividness that it might have been framed before him in glass - Author: Ron Rash
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#4. A brown trout sips one off the surface. Beneath the trout, mica-flecked sand gleams white. Come fall the female's caudal fin will nudge the grains to make a nest, the eggs spilling like pearls into a purse. - Author: Ron Rash
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#5. Some of the highlanders considered the true Christmas to be on January fourteenth. Old Christmas, they called it, believing it was the day the magi visited the Christ child. - Author: Ron Rash
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#6. He couldn't imagine such a moment, believed instead that Serena's beauty was like certain laws of math and physics, fixed and immutable - Author: Ron Rash
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#7. The lift of her heart she'd felt on the outcrop she now felt again, and it wasn't just love. She'd felt love before, known its depths when her mother died.
This was something rarer. Happiness, Laurel thought, that must be what this is. - Author: Ron Rash
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#8. Spend a long time alone, especially if you're someone who's never been that social to begin with, and you find yourself craving solitude. - Author: Ron Rash
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#9. Sometimes I know what my characters are moving away from or toward; more often I just wait and see. For instance, though I knew Sinkler in 'The Trusty' was going for water, I did not know that he would meet a fetching young farm wife until I got him into her front yard. - Author: Ron Rash
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#10. A Servant of History
Her eyes were of the lightest blue as if time had rinsed away most of the colour, but there was a liveliness inside them. - Author: Ron Rash
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#11. I learnt how to hunt rattlesnakes with an eagle for 'Serena.' - Author: Ron Rash
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#12. Most folks stay in the dark and then complain they can't see nothing. - Author: Ron Rash
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#13. The world lies all before us. - Author: Ron Rash
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#14. Steve Yarbrough is a writer of many gifts, but what makes Safe from the Neighbors such a magnificent achievement is its moral complexity ... Safe from the Neighbors does what only the best novels can do; after reading it, we can never see the world, or ourselves, in quite the same way. - Author: Ron Rash
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#15. It's a hard place this world can be. No wonder a baby cries coming in to it. Tears from the start - Author: Ron Rash
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#16. He carries what he feels for people deep inside. Even as a kid he was that way," Aunt Margaret said. "Your momma knows that." But I had wondered then as I did now what good love was that couldn't be expressed. - Author: Ron Rash
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#17. Others can make us vulnerable and the sooner such vulnerabilities are dealt with the better - Author: Ron Rash
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#18. Then her mind had wandered into a place she could not follow, taking with it all the people she knew, their names and connections, whether they still lived or whether they'd died. But her body lingered, shed of an inner being, empty as a cicada husk. - Author: Ron Rash
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#19. Don't love anything that can be taken away. - Author: Ron Rash
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#20. Do this one thing. - Author: Ron Rash
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#21. Water has its own archaeology, not a layering but a leveling, and thus is truer to our sense of the past, because what is memory but near and far events spread and smoothed beneath the present's surface. - Author: Ron Rash
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#22. He'd felt incredibly lucky they'd found one another, though Serena had already told him their meeting wasn't mere good fortune but inevitability. - Author: Ron Rash
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#23. Short fiction is the medium I love the most, because it requires that I bring everything I've learned about poetry - the concision, the ability to say something as vividly as possible - but also the ability to create a narrative that, though lacking a novel's length, satisfies the reader. - Author: Ron Rash
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#24. So people surprise us. They can lie to each other, as my brother had done to me, and as I had lied to him that September evening at Panther Creek, and now it appeared those two lies could only lead to one imponderable truth. - Author: Ron Rash
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#25. A small profit it better than a big loss - Author: Ron Rash
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#26. Something Rich and Strange
She was less of what she had been, the blue rubbed from her eyes, flesh freed from the chandelier of bone. He touched what once had been a hand. The river whispered to him that it would not be long now. - Author: Ron Rash
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#27. Maybe calling it being hitched ain't the prettiest way to say you're married, but it's the truth to my mind and true in a good way, because you're working together and depending on each other, and you're sharing the load. - Author: Ron Rash
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#28. But nothing is solid and permanent. Our lives are raised on the shakiest foundations. You don't need to read history books to know that. You only have to know the history of your own life. - Author: Ron Rash
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#29. And darkness. You can't see it no more than you can see air, but when it's all around you sure enough know it. - Author: Ron Rash
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#30. Furthermore, even if ideas were gettable - say, stacked in a secluded cave like the Dead Sea scrolls - I wouldn't go there. An 'idea,' especially one adhered to from start to finish, can be disastrous for a compelling piece of fiction. - Author: Ron Rash
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#31. Peter Geye has rendered the Minnesota north shore in all its stark, dangerous beauty, and it is the perfect backdrop for this deeply moving story of conflict and forgiveness. Safe from the Sea is a remarkable debut. - Author: Ron Rash
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#32. She'd never known fear had a taste, but it did. - Author: Ron Rash
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#33. Superstitions are just coincidence or ignorance. - Author: Ron Rash
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#34. I wouldn't mind being a track and field coach. - Author: Ron Rash
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#35. You got one choice at the beginning but if you didn't choose right, things got narrow real quick. - Author: Ron Rash
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#36. She had not remembered then what she remembers now, a memory like something buried in river silt that finally works free and rises to the surface ... - Author: Ron Rash
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#37. What I've become convinced makes a writer are the days you hate it, the days you'd rather stick those pencils in your eyes. Sometimes I almost punish myself - if I'm not going be able to write, I'm not going be able to do anything else. I just sit there and wait. - Author: Ron Rash
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#38. 'Cool-Hand Luke' is one of my favorite movies. - Author: Ron Rash
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#39. All the while remembering what it had felt like when the world you knew had up and vanished, and you needed to find something to bring that world back, and you weren't sure that you could. - Author: Ron Rash
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#40. She walks in beauty. - Author: Ron Rash
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#41. I think writing a poem is like being a greyhound. Writing a novel is like being a mule. You go up one long row, then down another, and try not to look up too often to see how far you still have to go. - Author: Ron Rash
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#42. Wisely reconsidered and let the hand - Author: Ron Rash
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#43. The worst thing the nineteen sixties did to this country was introduce drugs to rednecks, - Author: Ron Rash
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#44. A great business investment, religion. I'll take it over government bonds anytime. - Author: Ron Rash
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#45. Like Flannery O'Connor, McCorkle's genius is to give us both philosophical speculation and a riveting narrative filled with unforgettable characters. Great writing, poignancy, humor, wisdom-all are in abundance here. Jill McCorkle is one of the South's greatest writers; she is also one of America's. - Author: Ron Rash
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#46. Petrichord: the sound of water sliding over smooth stone. - Author: Ron Rash
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#47. All we'll ever need is within each other," Serena said, her voice barely more than a whisper. "Even when we have our child, it will only be an image of what we already are. - Author: Ron Rash
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#48. It struck her how eating was a comfort during a hard time because it reminded you that there had been other days, good days, when you'd eaten the same thing. Reminded you there were good days in life, when precious little else did. (268) - Author: Ron Rash
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#49. He suspected the workers thought of Serena as beyond gender, the same as they might some phenomenon of nature such as rain or lightning. - Author: Ron Rash
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#50. I love learning about different dialects and I own all sorts of regional and time-period slang dictionaries. I often browse through relevant ones while writing a story. I also read a lot of diaries and oral histories. - Author: Ron Rash
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#51. Nothing is but what is now - Author: Ron Rash
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#52. But as Rachel watched the sheriff enter the front door, it was hard to believe the farmhouse itself was still there, because a place where something so terrible had happened shouldn't continue to exist in the world. The earth itself shouldn't be able to abide it. - Author: Ron Rash
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#53. Nietzsche once said "that for which we find words is something already dead in our hearts." I didn't believe that, but to willfully defy the quote was to tempt fate - and if to find it true, to know nothing remained but emptiness. - Author: Ron Rash
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#54. I listened to time clicking like hooves on pavement. But time isn't something you can rein in. It moves on without pause, taking us with it no matter how much we wish it otherwise. - Author: Ron Rash
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#55. I think I had a particular moment when I was 15 years old. I read 'Crime and Punishment,' and that book just, I think, more than any other book made me want to be a writer, 'cause it was the first time that I hadn't just entered a book, but a book had entered me. - Author: Ron Rash
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#56. Intensely moving but never sentimental, Academy Street is a profound meditation on what Faulkner called 'the human heart in conflict with itself'. In Tess Lohan, Mary Costello has created one of the most fully realized characters in contemporary fiction. What a marvel of a book. - Author: Ron Rash
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#57. I usually do at least a dozen drafts and progressively make more-conscious decisions. Because I've always believed stories are closer to poems than novels, I spend a lot of time on the story's larger rhythms, such as sentence and paragraph length, placement of flashbacks and dialogue. - Author: Ron Rash
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#58. A kind of annihilation, was what Serena called their coupling, and though Pemberton would never have thought to describe it that way, he knew her words had named the thing exactly. - Author: Ron Rash
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#59. We had some good times at school. I didn't know how good those times was till I left, but I guess that's the way of it - Author: Ron Rash
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#60. One of my goals is to allow readers to see my characters and the world they inhabit as vividly as possible. - Author: Ron Rash
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#61. You men notice so little, Pemberton. Physical strength is your gender's sole advantage. - Author: Ron Rash
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#62. Pemberton felt something shift inside him, something small but definite, the way a knob's slight twist allowed a door to swing wide open. - Author: Ron Rash
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#63. We want what's in this world but we also want what ain't. - Author: Ron Rash
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#64. I live in Cullowhee, North Carolina. That's where I teach, at Western Carolina University. That region is where my family has lived for a long time and that region is my landscape. - Author: Ron Rash
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#65. Then it became clear that it was a song, the loneliest sort of song because the notes changed so little, like one bird calling and waiting for another to answer. It was as lonely a sound as she'd ever heard. - Author: Ron Rash
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#66. I think that's what I love about writing, is the ability to try to, in a sense, take a vacation from yourself and try to enter the sensibility of another time, another character, another place. - Author: Ron Rash
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#67. Not for the first time, it occurred to me that sorrow could be purified into song the same way a piece of coal is purified into a diamond. - Author: Ron Rash
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#68. Faulkner came from my region and taught me how you could write about a place. - Author: Ron Rash
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#69. Dead and still in the world was worse than dead and in the ground. Dead in the ground at least gave you the hope of heaven. - Author: Ron Rash
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#70. As I get older I find myself thinking it all begins with Shakespeare. - Author: Ron Rash
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#71. I guess sometimes you've got the hope-fors so much it makes you imagine all sorts of things. - Author: Ron Rash
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#72. The world is ripe, and we'll pluck it like an apple from a tree. - Author: Ron Rash
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#73. My mother had brought me here when I was fifteen, on a Sunday after I'd read Look Homeward, Angel for the first time. She'd loved the novel, memorizing whole paragraphs, and, of course, naming me after the book's main character. It is a novel you have to read as a young person or you don't get it. - Author: Ron Rash
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#74. One thing's sure and nothing surer. The rich get richer and the poor get- children - Author: Ron Rash
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#75. A place where something so terrible had happened shouldn't continue to exist in the world - Author: Ron Rash
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#76. Rachel felt the grief grow so wide and deep it felt like a dark fathomless pool she'd never emerge from. Because there was nothing left to do now, nothing except endure it. - Author: Ron Rash
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#77. What does eminent domain mean?" Stewart asked. "It means you're shit out of luck," Ross said. - Author: Ron Rash
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