[I Wrote My First Short Story For A Competition And Won Second Prize. Another Competition Came Up And I Won First Prize. The First Story Was Published In A Newspaper. The Second Went Out On Radio.]

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"So in this Hemisphere when the moon goes down, I sit in one of those all-night-into-mornings cafes, watching short short skies below the skyscrapers and low-rises and sense the big turntables turning and the roadies setting up from stadium to stadium from L.A. to New York and all north and south and east and west and in between – and i know there must be a lot of kids who arent sleeping but listening to their muse – iPad-ing and YouTubing...and the final shore aint no shore at all but a long ether cable cyperspacing us together – cutting the continent in half."

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Quotes About Choosing Me Over Her

"I left them to it, the pointing of fingers on maps, the tracing of mountain villages, the tracks and contours on maps of larger scale, and basked for the one evening allowed to me in the casual, happy atmosphere of the taverna where we dined. I enjoyed poking my finger in a pan and choosing my own piece of lamb. I liked the chatter and the laughter from neighbouring tables. The gay intensity of talk - none of which I could understand, naturally - reminded me of left-bank Paris. A man from one table would suddenly rise to his feet and stroll over to another, discussion would follow, argument at heat perhaps swiftly dissolving into laughter. This, I thought to myself, has been happening through the centuries under this same sky, in the warm air with a bite to it, the sap drink pungent as the sap running through the veins of these Greeks, witty and cynical as Aristophanes himself, in the shadow, unmoved, inviolate, of Athenes Parthenon. ("The Chamois")" - Author: Daphne du Maurier

Quotes About Parents Divorce

"Walter from Microsoft catches my eye. Heres a young guy with perfect teeth and clear skin and the kind of job you bother to write the alumni magazine about getting. You know he was too young to fight in any wars, and if his parents werent divorced, his father was never home, and here hes looking at me with half my face clean shaved and half a leering bruise hidden in the dark. Blood shining on my lips. And maybe Walters thinking about a meatless, pain-free potluck he went to last weekend or the ozone or the Earths desperate need to stop cruel product testing on animals, but probably hes not." - Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Quotes About Florence Italy

"I was playing the best football of my career at the time, finishing top scorer in Italy three years running. There were other good players around but I think I was the best at that time." - Author: Michel Patini

Quotes About Bible Boundaries

"Misinformation about the Bibles answers to these issues has led to much wrong teaching about boundaries. Not only that, but many clinical psychological symptoms, such as depression, anxiety disorders, guilt problems, shame issues, panic disorders, and marital and relational struggles, find their root in conflicts with boundaries." - Author: Henry Cloud

Quotes About City Slickers

"I miss that time. The cities back then, just after the forests died, were full of wonders, and youd stumble on them--these princes of the air on common rooftops--the rivers that burst through the city streets so they ran like canals--the rabbits in parking garages--the deer foaling, nestled in Dumpsters like a Nativity." - Author: M.T. Anderson

Quotes About Interesse

"Entretanto, mesmo o fogo mais ardente deixa apenas as brasas mais amenas. Bodas verdadeiras são construídas sobre valores e interesses comuns." - Author: Mary Jo Putney

Quotes About Set Designers

"Playwrights are the most gregarious writers - to get our work done, we need actors, directors, set designers." - Author: Katori Hall

Quotes About Dodgy Friends

"Another benefit of going to Cornell is that 90 percent of your friends are doctors." - Author: Ato Essandoh

Quotes About Close Cousins

"Nor do the females of our closest primate cousins offer much reason to believe the human female should be sexually reluctant due to purely biological concerns. Instead, primatologist Meredith Small has noted that female primates are highly attracted to novelty in mating. Unfamiliar males appear to attract females more than known males with any other characteristic a male might offer (high status, large size, coloration, frequent grooming, hairy chest, gold chains, pinky ring, whatever). Small writes, "The only consistent interest seen among the general primate population is an interest in novelty and variety...In fact," she reports, "the search for the unfamiliar is documented as a female preference more often than is any other characteristic our human eyes can perceive." - Author: Christopher Ryan

Quotes About Masks And Truth

"Stories are masks of God.Thats a story, too, of course. I made it up, in collaborations with Joseph Campbell and Scheherazade, Jesus and the Buddha and the Brothers Grimm.Stories show us how to bear the unbearable, approach the unapproachable, conceive the inconceiveable. Stories provide meaning, texture, layers and layers of truth.Stories can also trivialize. Offered indelicately, taken too literally, stories become reductionist tools, rendering things neat and therefore false. Even as we must revere and cherish the masks we variously create, Campbell reminds us, we must not mistake the masks of God for God.So it seemes to me that one of the most vital things we can teach our children is how to be storytellers. How to tell stories that are rigorously, insistently, beautifully true. And how to believe them." - Author: Melanie Tem