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Jill McCorkle Quotes

The simple rule: some get saved, but most dont. The choices are important before the years begin to go so very fast.
— Jill McCorkle —

We used to all come outside when the streetlights came on and prowl the neighborhood in a pack, a herd of kids on banana-seat bikes and minibikes. The grown-ups looked so silly framed in their living-room and kitchen windows. They complained about their days and sighed deep sighs of depression and loss. They talked about how spoiled and lucky children were these days. We will never be that way, we said, we will never say those things.

— Jill McCorkle

The simple rule: some get saved, but most don't. The choices are important before the years begin to go so very fast.

— Jill McCorkle

The pain of losing people you love is the price of the ticket for getting to know them at all.

— Jill McCorkle

We live days and weeks and months and years with so little awareness of life. We wait for the bad things that wake us up and shock our systems. But every now and then, on the most average day, it occurs to you that this is it. This is all there is.

— Jill McCorkle

When she doesn't want to think about something sad or hurtful, she does what she instructed her own children and those she taught to do: Close your eyes and go somewhere safe and good. Picture something good.

— Jill McCorkle

Make their exits as gentle and loving as possible ... Tell them how good it will be, even if you don't believe it yourself. You're southern, you know how to do that.

— Jill McCorkle

I feel very protective in the first draft, when all the pieces are coming together. I work in a way that is not linear or chronological at all, even with the short story. I will just be writing bits and pieces, and then when I have all the pieces on the table, that for me is when it feels like the real work begins.

— Jill McCorkle

Certainly if I were to think in terms of a field that would have required a different mode of education, I think I would have leaned in the direction of being a therapist. And without the education, or a different kind of education, I think my first choice would be a landscape architect. I love to garden.

— Jill McCorkle

I once had a story editor ask me not to use the word 'placenta.' I wanted to say: 'Now tell me again how you got here?' Oh, right, an angel of God placed you into the bill of the stork.

— Jill McCorkle

It's one of the most basic laws of human nature, isn't it? The more we are denied something, the more we want it. The more silence given to this or that topic, the more power.

— Jill McCorkle

I am very interested in that fine line between fiction and reality and between comedy and tragedy - and pushing the line as much as possible.

— Jill McCorkle

You want to feel that your reader does identify with the characters so that there's a real entry into the story - that some quality speaks to the individual.

— Jill McCorkle

Steve Yarbrough is a masterful storyteller-one of our finest-and Safe from the Neighbors is a masterpiece ... This is a spellbinding, powerful novel.

— Jill McCorkle

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