Joyce Carol Oates quotes

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The worst cynicism: a belief in luck
When you're 50 you start thinking about things you haven't thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity--but ...
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 la ...
Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
The spectacle of human beings fighting each other for whatever reason, including, at certain well-publicized times, staggering sum ...
In any case, raw aggression is thought to be the peculiar province of men, as nurturing is the peculiar province of women.... The ...
I can entertain the proposition that life is a metaphor for boxing--for one of those bouts that go on and on, round following roun ...
Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting, just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological ...
Our enemy is by tradition our savior, in preventing us from superficiality.
Prose--it might be speculated--is discourse; poetry ellipsis. Prose is spoken aloud; poetry overheard. The one is presumably artic ...
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