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Robert James Waller Quotes

Robert James Waller Quotes

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Robert James Waller > Quotes
 “In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again,no matter how many lifetimes you live.” 
 
 “The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it's been broken
into a
million pieces.” 
 
 “This is why I'm here on this planet, at this time, Francesca. Not to travel or make
pictures, but to love you. I know that now. I have been falling from the rim of a great,high place, somewhere back in time, for many more years than I have lived in this life.
 And through all of those years, I have been falling toward you.” 
 
 “It's clear to me now that I have been moving toward you and you toward me for a
long time. Though neither of us was aware of the other before we met, there was akind of mindless certainty bumming blithely along beneath our ignorance that ensuredwe would come together. Like two solitary birds flying the great prairies by celestial
reckoning, all of these years and lifetimes we have been moving toward one another.” 
 
 “Analysis destroys wholes. Some things, magic things, are meant to stay whole. If youlook at their pieces, they go away.” 
 
 “The old dreams were good dreams; they didn't work out but I'm glad I had them.” 
 
 “The heart never forgets, never gives up, the t
erritory marked off for those who camebefore.
 “We have both lost ourselves and created something else, something that exists only asan interlacing of the two of us.” 
 
 
 
 “Once a person knows a kiss and a kind word, you can't blame him for never wanting
to live without them again.
 “There are songs that come free from the blue
-eyed grass, from the dust of a thousand
country roads. This is one of them.” 
 
 “if only we lost our minds and arrived at our hearts” 
 
 “The road is a strange place. Shuffling along, I
looked up and you were there walkingacross the grass toward my truck on an August day. In retrospect, it seems inevitable -it could not have been any other way-- a case of what I call the high probability of the
improbable” 
 
 “Complex things are easy to do. Simplicity's the real challenge.” 
 
 “Such physical matters were nice, yet, to him, intelligence and passion born of living,
the ability to move and be moved by subtleties of the mind and spirit, were what really
counted.” 
 
 “One great love in a single lifetime was enough for anyone.” 
 
― Robert James Waller, A Thousand Country Roads
 
 “no secrets, no mystery. no mystery, no life worth rememberin'. no life worthrememberin', no life worth goin' on.” 
 
 “The reality is not exactly what the song started out to be, but it's not a bad song.” 
 
 
 “The old dreams were good dreams; they didn't work out, but I'm glad I had them. “It’s clear to me now that I have been moving toward you and you toward me for a
long time. Though neither of us was aware of the other before we met, there was akind of mindless certainty bumming blithely along beneath our ignorance that ensuredwe would come together. Like two solitary birds flying the great prairies by celestialreckoning, all of these years and lifetimes we have been moving
toward one another.” 
 
 “The marketing people are always talking about something called 'consumers'. I have
this image of a fat little man in baggy Bermuda shorts, a Hawaiian shirt, and a strawhat with beer-can openers dangling from it, clutching fistfuls
of dollars.” 
 
 “Sometime I'm going to do an essay called 'The Virtues of Amateurism' for all of those
people who wish they earned their living in the arts. The market kills more artisticpeople than anything else. It's a world of safety out there, for most people. They wantsafety, the magazines and manufacturers give them safety, give them homogeneity,
give them the familiar and comfortable, don't challenge them.” 
 
 “...realities that kept the music silent, the dreams in a box.” 
 
 “The curse of modern times
is the propensity of male hormones in places where they
can do the most damage” 
 
 “And in that moment, everything I knew to be true about myself up until then wasgone. I was acting like another woman, yet I was more myself than ever before.” 
 This kind of certainty comes but once in a lifetime.

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