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#1. I'm just in the business of creating; creating new work inspires you to create new work. It's kind of funny. - Author: Karen Walker
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#2. I can write all the way through the morning, when my mind is clear, and there are no distractions. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#3. Time moved differently for us that spring: A string of long afternoons was as good as a year. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#4. I felt an urgency like love. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#5. My grandfather liked any story in which the unlikely turned out to be true. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#6. A good story, just like a good sentence, does more than one job at once. That's what literature is: a story that does more than tell a story, a story that manages to reflect in some way the multilayered texture of life itself. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#7. These days, I like to think of sentences as workers. Only one of their jobs is to look and sound good. Sentences are the carriers of plot. They're the conjurers of images, the conveyors of tone and meaning and voice. The best sentences surprise us. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#8. But I guess every bygone era takes on a shade of myth. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#9. We grew up with social media. There was no iPhone when we started! I love technology; I love what it does to my life. What I really love about social media and the Internet is that it has shifted the power it has democratised everything. - Author: Karen Walker
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#10. To be a good editor or a good writer, I think you really need to be a great reader first. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#11. We are so excited for what's next. I think that's what I love most about it, the energy and the excitement that comes from that. - Author: Karen Walker
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#12. Of my grandfather's eighty-six years on the planet, he had lived two of them in Alaska ... But those two years had expanded, sponge-like, in his memory, overtaking much of the rest. Whole decades had passed in California without producing a single worthy anecdote - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#13. We were, on that day, no different from the ancients, terrified of our own big sky. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#14. I always think that fashion isn't just about clothes; it can be applied to anything. - Author: Karen Walker
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#15. One by one, the minutes poured in - and even a trickle, as we have come to understand, can eventually add up to a flood. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#16. She looked lonely through the lens of my telescope, like one of those faraway stars, still visible to our eyes but no longer really there. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#17. Body-con dresses have never been something I've been into. - Author: Karen Walker
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#18. The books I love most are the ones that combine some sort of gripping story with really beautiful or stylish writing. Some of my favorites are 'The Road' by Cormac McCarthy, 'The Virgin Suicides' by Jeffrey Eugenides, 'The Interpreter of Maladies' by Jhumpa Lahiri, and 'Blindness' by Jose Saramago. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#19. I always think of it you know building a business, building a brand, a friend of mine gave me a metaphor for it which I think is really true it's like building coral, you don't see it happening it's just little little little and when you step back you think wow. - Author: Karen Walker
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#20. The only thing you have to do in this life is die," said Mrs. Pinsky ... "everything else is a choice. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#21. I always like the current one [collection] the most, that's just my nature! - Author: Karen Walker
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#22. I prioritise my time so what needs to be done, gets done. - Author: Karen Walker
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#23. It's time to get your head out of the dumps and your legs in the air! - Author: Karen Walker
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#24. My sentences got sharper and my stories more efficient, and I gradually learned to imagine the reader more clearly and to empathize with that imagined reader, which is a crucial part of learning to tell stories. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#25. Virtually the second I get home, I change into my "home" clothes - yoga pants and a T-shirt. - Author: Karen Walker
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#26. Fashion is about having a point of view, a taste and a personality. For us we always felt we could apply our DNA really to anything but you have to do it if it's true to you, feels authentic. It has to be real. - Author: Karen Walker
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#27. The main thing [of social media] is it allows us to speak directly with our fans and customers, getting that immediate feedback, that conversation; that's what I love. It means that no matter what we are saying, if it's big or small we have a way of saying it. People connect with that. - Author: Karen Walker
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#28. I just hope that readers and publishers continue to appreciate good writing and good storytelling in all their various forms. And I hope that people continue to read books, even though we have so many other options for entertainment. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#29. How quaint the old twenty-four-hour clock began to look to our eyes, how impossibly clean-cut, with its twin sets of twelve, as neat as walnut shells. How had we believed, we wondered, in such simplistic things? - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#30. As strange as the new days seemed to us at first, the old days would come to feel very quickly the stranger. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#31. Even when I'm writing in character I'm normally still writing about things I know or things that have happened to me or using that character to start an exploration of my own consciousness. Really though, any character that you can examine is just an examination of a part of your own consciousness. - Author: Karen Walker
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#32. I like to edit my sentences as I write them. I rearrange a sentence many times before moving on to the next one. For me, that editing process feels like a form of play, like a puzzle that needs solving, and it's one of the most satisfying parts of writing. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#33. You never really know if it's going to happen or not do you but the vision was always for [Karen Walker] to be a global niche luxury product. - Author: Karen Walker
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#34. Some say that love is the sweetest feeling, the purest form of joy, but that isn't right. It's not love
it's relief. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#35. Our fears are an amazing gift of the imagination ... a way of glimpsing what might be the future when there's still time to influence how that future will play out. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#36. If I read a scary story in the newspaper, I find I'm haunted by it. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#37. I left my job in the fall, and now I can set my life up around writing instead of squeezing writing into my day; it's amazing to have that time, and I feel very lucky. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#38. I first started writing fiction in college because I was attracted to beautiful sentences. I loved to read them. I wanted to write them. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#39. How impossibly clean-cut, with its twin sets of twelve, neat as walnut shells. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#40. She left her keys in the teeth of the lock where they would dangle all day. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#41. Always take one last look in a full-length mirror before leaving the house. - Author: Karen Walker
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#42. My goal was just to tell the unlikely story in a way that would feel as convincing as possible. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#43. It was a rough crossing, the one from childhood to the next life. And as with any other harsh journey, not everything survived. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#44. But the past is long, and the future is short. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#45. I listened for a while to the reassuring sound of that boy breathing near me. I watched the slight movement of his eyelids as he dreamed. It wasn't enough just to be near him. I wished I could see what he was dreaming right then. I would have traveled even there with him. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#46. But adrenaline, like any other drug, wears off. Panic, like any other flood, must crest. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#47. To some degree we all live with uncertainty. We have no control over the future. Yet we carry on, we persevere, because, I guess, it's the way we're made. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#48. I was a book editor for nine years. I'm familiar with the opposite experience, bracing myself for the likelihood that no one would want to publish my book. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#49. God didn't give me the ability to play the piano, or paint a picture or have compassion. But ... he did give me the ability to crack a walnut with my hoo-ha. - Author: Karen Walker
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#50. Sometimes death is proof of life. Sometimes decay points out a certain verve. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#51. In this [fashion] business you're living in the future a lot of the time. - Author: Karen Walker
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#52. They were roundly dismissed as extremists - as if nothing so extreme could possibly be true. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#53. Something was happening to the earth's magnetic field. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#54. This had become a game of ours. We were serious kids made more so by the times. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#55. Sometimes I think I might not have written 'The Age of Miracles' if I hadn't grown up in California, if I hadn't been exposed to its very particular blend of beauty and disaster, of danger and denial. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#56. The real catastrophes are always different-unimaginable, unprepared for, unknown - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#57. Doesn't every previous era feel like fiction once it's gone? - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#58. Always half an hour a day where it's just me and my yoga mat. - Author: Karen Walker
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#59. I fell in love with Virginia Woolf in college. I especially admire how well she writes about daily life, how she captures so much meaning and consequence in the smallest details of a day. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#60. the day we passed the wheat point. Now it was official: Wheat could no longer grow on this planet without - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#61. For days afterward, a series of magical thoughts flew through my mind. For instance, it seemed somehow surprising that the hours continued to pass in spite of what I knew. It was almost shocking that time did not, in fact, stop. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#62. Sentences or solutions occur to me in the shower, or while running on the treadmill, or riding on the subway. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#63. I knew everything about the back of that head - the swirl of his hair, the curve of his ear, the straight, sharp line of his jaw. I liked the way he smelled like soap even late in the afternoon. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#64. It was the lifeless middle of a bright white night. Our - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#65. Working as an editor was like being a professional reader, and the better I became at reading the better I became at writing. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#66. We were a different kind of Christian, the quiet, reasonable kind, a breed embarrassed by the mention of miracles. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#67. I really believe that fiction functions best when stories are allowed to develop in an organic way, so I didn't set out to deliver a specific message. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#68. OK, Rule number 1: Unless you're served in a frosted glass, never come within 4 feet of my lips. - Author: Karen Walker
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#69. Just like all great stories, our fears focus our attention on a question that is as important in life as it is in literature: What will happen next? - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#70. I never knew until then that snow made everything quiet, somehow silencing all the world's noise. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#71. What I understood so far about this life was there were the bullies and the bullied, the hunters and the hunted, the strong and the stronger and the weak - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#72. Maybe loneliness was imprinted in my genes, lying dormant for years but now coming into full bloom. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#73. We were like wanderers in a desert, blessed with a rare downpour, but unable to store the rain. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#74. I had grown into a worrier, a girl on constant guard for catastrophes large and small, for the disappointments I now sensed were hidden all around us right in plain sight. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#75. It did seem amazing, in that moment, that there had ever existed a creature with the power to fly. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#76. Something similar had happened once to the bees. This was only a few years before the slowing began. Millions of honeybees had died. Hives found abandoned, inexplicably empty. Whole colonies had vanished in the breeze. No one ever did conclusively pinpoint the cause of the collapse. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#77. Don't believe everything you hear, okay? You're a smart girl. You can read between the lines. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#78. This was the first of the solar superstorms, triggered - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#79. What I like about eyewear is that it can work with a lot of different looks. You can wear it with a Balenciaga dress, or something that is straight and very quirky. - Author: Karen Walker
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#80. Honey, I'd suck the alcohol out of a deodorant stick! - Author: Karen Walker
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#81. A single red bucket dangled from a single spoke like the last fruit of summer, or like autumn's final leaf. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#82. It took me years to learn that sentences in fiction must do much more than stand around and look pretty. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#83. I don't know if I'm all that famous. When I first started my idea of what a career in fashion would look like is very different to the reality now. - Author: Karen Walker
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#84. Even beauty, in abundance, turns creepy. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#85. As an editor, I read Charlotte Rogan's amazing debut novel, 'The Lifeboat,' when it was still in manuscript. I read it in one night, and I really wanted my company to publish it, but we lost it to another house. It's such a wonderful combination of beautiful writing and suspenseful storytelling. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#86. I've got drinks piling up on my desk and a stack of pills I haven't even opened yet! - Author: Karen Walker
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#87. Sometimes the saddest stories take the fewest words. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#88. I love conventional apocalypse movies. In movies, I like to be with the president, or the scientist trying to solve the problem, but that's not the kind of fiction that I like to read. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#89. I bet things will turn out okay," I said, gripped by an urge to say some cheerful thing - it rose up from my throat like a cough. "I bet it will be fine. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#90. They say that humans can read each other in a hundred subtle ways, that we can detect messages in the subtlest movements of a body, in the briefest expressions of a face, but somehow, on that day, I had communicated with amazing efficiency the exact opposite of what I most wanted in the world. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#91. I'm an only child, and I think one of the sweet things about that is that my parents are really interested in every aspect of my life. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#92. Antidepressants were swimming in the rivers, and our bloodstreams were just as polluted as the waterways. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#93. And this one fact seemed to point to other facts and others still: Love frays and humans fail, time passes, eras end. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#94. How much sweeter life would be if it all happened in reverse, if, after decades of disappointments, you finally arrived at an age when you had conceded nothing, when everything was possible. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#95. You know, an iPhone is fashion everything is fashion. - Author: Karen Walker
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#96. In general, I think I'm quick to worry about disasters of all kinds. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#97. Who knows how fast a second-guess can travel? Who has ever measured the exact speed of regret? - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#98. Perhaps the reasons for a man to leave his life were too obvious for him to name. - Author: Karen Thompson Walker
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#99. If you want people to like you you have to buy them things. - Author: Karen Walker
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#100. The first design I created was a circular skirt for my Barbie when I was 7. - Author: Karen Walker
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