Ivan Doig Quotes

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I figured if youre a man who knows his books, you can deal with the literary types who come out when the moon is full.
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Childhood is the one story that stands by itself in every soul.

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Ivan Doig Quotes: The spaces between stars are where the
The spaces between stars are where the work of the universe is done.

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Life is mostly freehand.

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I thought again what an achievement a book is, a magic box simultaneously holding the presence of the author and the wonders of the world.

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Even when it stands vacant the past is never empty.

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Ivan Doig Quotes: Life is wide theres room to take a new
Life is wide. There's room to take a new run at it.

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My books already threatened to take over my part of the room and keep on going ... whatever cargoes of words I could lay my hands on I gave safe harbor.

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There is more time than there is expanse of the world and so any voyage at last will end.

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The nature of love is that it catches you off-guard, subjects you to rules you have never faced, some of them contradictory.

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Nightly awaits that sweet address
Principality of Sleep
Happy Land of Forgetfullness

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Men and women are hard ore, we do not go to slag in a mere few seasons of forge.

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What scrunched under our overshoes as we trudged through the stubble of the grainfield was the nasty mix of moistureless snow and windblown dirt that we called snirt.

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Ivan Doig Quotes: For as long as there are men and women
For as long as there are men and women, some things in life will best be done arm in arm, and strolling in a flower garden is one.

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If somewhere beneath the blood, the past must beat in me to make a rhythm of survival for itself - to go on as this half-life which echoes as a second pulse inside the ticking moments of my existence - if this is what must be, why is the pattern of remembered instants so uneven, so gapped and rutted and plunging and soaring? I can only believe it is because memory takes its pattern from the earliest moments of the mind, from childhood. And childhood is a most queer flame-lit and shadow-chilled time.

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What a wealth we are granted, in the books that carry the best in us through time.

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Every soldier in the course of time exists only in the breath of written word.

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Ivan Doig Quotes: That whole fussy room still carried an
That whole fussy room still carried an atmosphere of having been crocheted into existence rather than carpentered.

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Twelve years old was awfully early to meet up with what inevitability does to possibility.

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Hindsight is always through bifocals: it peers specifically instead of seeing whole.

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Ivan Doig Quotes: Anyone who grows up around farm animals
Anyone who grows up around farm animals cannot side with a wolf in the long clash of things. But you can be against tormenting any creature.

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The magnitude of Fort Peck in his telling of it gripped me the way the notion of a thirty-year winter had, and Zoe's magical presence in the back room, and the selection of the Medicine Lodge as the most pleasurable of all the saloons in the state, and family fame in newspapers far and wide, and Delano Roberston arriving in a cloud of sheep, the entire cascade of this one-of-a-kind year; the idea of outsize life, the feeling of being present as things happened way beyond ordinary in human experience. I suppose it was something like a mental fever, the headiest kind to have. Ever since Pop consolidated his thinking there in the hallway of the house, where my finger snap still echoed, my imagination and I knew no limits, and at twelve or at any other known age, there is no spell more dizzying.

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Ivan Doig Quotes: People always want to use this damn
People always want to use this damn place, they need a room to hold this meeting or that, you'd think a library was a big beehive. Myself, I don't see why they can't just check out a couple of books and go home and read. But no, they bunch up and want to cram in here and talk the ears off one another half the night.

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NOW CAME OUR INTRODUCTION to Smiley, former rodeo clown, whose name outside the costume might as well have been Cranky as Hell.

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I figured if you're a man who knows his books, you can deal with the literary types who come out when the moon is full.

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Thinking is thinking. It happens in spite of a person. ... I don't have any choice. This stuff I'm talking about is on my mind whether or not I want it to be. English Creek

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It came to me more as a whisper of suggestion than the fundamental adage that it is - if this is not biblical, I shall always believe it should be - that all of us need someone who loves us enough to forgive us despite the history.

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I am a writer, not a transcriber.

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