Facts about Joyce Carol Oates

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Joyce Carol Oates is a famous Novelist from USA, he/she is 81 years old and still alive, born June 16, 1938.

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He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 22 quotes who is written / told by Joyce, under the main topic Sports.

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Famous quotes by Joyce Carol Oates (22)


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"If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space"
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"The third man in the ring makes boxing possible"
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"Our house is made of glass... and our lives are made of glass; and there is nothing we can do to protect ourselves"
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"Our enemy is by tradition our savior, in preventing us from superficiality"
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"Love commingled with hate is more powerful than love. Or hate"
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"Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost"
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"Life and people are complex. A writer as an artist doesn't have the personality of a politician. We don't see the world that simply"
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"If food is poetry, is not poetry also food?"
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"Homo sapiens is the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority, then forgets that symbols are inventions"
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"What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me"
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"Nothing is accidental in the universe - this is one of my Laws of Physics - except the entire universe itself, which is Pure Accident, pure divinity"
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"Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting, just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological paralysis, more than it is about winning"
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"Boxing has become America's tragic theater"
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"Where we come from in America no longer signifies. It's where we go, and what we do when we get there, that tells us who we are"
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"When people say there is too much violence in my books, what they are saying is there is too much reality in life"
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"We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language"
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"To be knocked out doesn't mean what it seems. A boxer does not have to get up"
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"The great menace to the life of an industry is industrial self-complacency"
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"Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light"
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"The worst cynicism: a belief in luck"
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"It is not her body that he wants but it is only through her body that he can take possession of another human being, so he must labor upon her body, he must enter her body, to make his claim"
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"In love there are two things - bodies and words"


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