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One thing that has gone wrong in America is the general acceptance of bad ham
— Jim Harrison —

His own life suddenly seemed repellently formal. Whom did he know or what did he know and whom did he love? Sitting on the stump under the burden of his father's death and even the mortality inherent in the dying, wildly colored canopy of leaves, he somehow understood that life was only what one did every day ... Nothing was like anything else, including himself, and everything was changing all of the time. He knew he couldn't perceive the change because he was changing too, along with everything else.
(from the novella, The Man Who Gave Up His Name)

— Jim Harrison

(from: Age Sixty-nine)
Often, lately, the night is a cold maw
and stars the scattered white teeth of the gods, which spare none of us. At dawn I have birds, clearly divine messengers that I don't understand
yet day by day feel the grace of their intentions.

— Jim Harrison

He had been foolish enough to believe that as he recovered over the past few months the world might be recovering with him

— Jim Harrison

It takes a long time for a father to drive the love out of a child.

— Jim Harrison

It seemed altogether right to him that they would drive through the small village of Paradise. It would be hard to find someone less demanding of life than Brown Dog and his current position was beyond his most strenuous ambitions.

— Jim Harrison

Fifty years ago I learned to jump off the calendar but I kept getting drawn back on for reasons of greed and my imperishable stupidity.

— Jim Harrison

The fatherless son had two new moons in his forty days in the wilderness, the second one telling him it was time to become God and enter the beast of history.

— Jim Harrison

Your kids inevitably want to move where they had their vacations when they were younger.

— Jim Harrison

The fact is, the media never gets off the interstate unless there's a major explosion.

— Jim Harrison

I can write anywhere.

— Jim Harrison

I do have trouble with titles.

— Jim Harrison

I used to get criticized for putting food in novels.

— Jim Harrison

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