Ellen Gilchrist Quotes

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Ellen Gilchrist Quotes

The Mississippi coast is not like south Florida, but it always seems warm enough for sandals and short-sleeved shirts, except for now and then.
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That's great," Katie said. "Actually, it's revolutionary. If you can work and be in love at the same time, you're the first woman I ever knew that could. Maybe you're the missing link, Amanda."
Maybe you ought to get a job for the 'Ladies Home Journal.' They like simplistic shit like that.

— Ellen Gilchrist

I cannot get you close enough, I said to him, pitiful as a child, and never can and never will. We cannot get from anyone else the things we need to fill the endless terrible need, not to be dissolved, not to sink back into sand, heat, broom, air, thinnest air. And so we revolve around each other and our dreams collide. It is embarrassing that it should be so hard. Look out the window in any weather. We are part of all that glamour, drama, change, and should not be ashamed.

— Ellen Gilchrist

Everything in the world had happened to them and kept on happening. They didn't care. They liked it that way.

— Ellen Gilchrist

Cuddle up. Rain always stops. It always stops. It always does. -The Brown Cape

— Ellen Gilchrist

Young women are closer to the time when they were manipulative and childish and they don't let their babies manipulate them as much as older mothers do. These are only my conclusions from watching children in grocery stores. I love to watch them work on their mothers to get what they want, and, because I am always a child, I'm pulling for them to get the candy and to get it NOW. The other day I watched a little blond beauty pull her mother's face to her and lay her hands on her mother's cheeks and kiss her nose. Needless to say they opened the bag of cookies then and there.

— Ellen Gilchrist

I never thought it was unusual to write, and I've been writing or pretending to write since before I even started school.

— Ellen Gilchrist

Having your work honored nationally is a great morale booster.

— Ellen Gilchrist

I have lived most of my life in small towns, and I'm in the habit of knowing and talking to everyone.

— Ellen Gilchrist

I love New York, but I wish they wouldn't put clothes on their dogs.

— Ellen Gilchrist

The first thing a writer has to do is find a new source of income.

— Ellen Gilchrist

We live at the level of our language. Whatever we can articulate we can imagine or understand or explore.

— Ellen Gilchrist

I don't believe you ever stop loving anyone you ever really loved. You have them there like money in the bank just because you loved them and held them in your arms or dreamed you did. You can forget a lot of things in life, but not that honey to end all honeys.

— Ellen Gilchrist

How often I have tried to tell writing students that the first thing a writer must do is love the reader and wish the reader well. The writer must trust the reader to be at least as intelligent as he is. Only in such well wishing and trust, only when the writer feels he is writing a letter to a good friend, only then will the magic happen.

— Ellen Gilchrist

Family and work. Family and work. I can let them be at war, with guilt as their nuclear weapon and mutually assured destruction as their aim, or I can let them nourish each other.

— Ellen Gilchrist

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