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Naturally we would prefer seven epiphanies a day and
by Jim Harrison

Naturally we would prefer seven epiphanies a day and
an earth not so apparently devoid of angels.
- Jim Harrison

I got $30 from Nation magazine for a poem and $500
for my first book of poems.
- Jim Harrison

Short things are short all over and long things are long all over.
- Jim Harrison

We are all naturally xenophobic.
- Jim Harrison

 

I'm actually forced to write about Michigan because
as a native of that state it's the place I know best.
- Jim Harrison

Because most writers have totally unrealistic concepts of how publishing works.
- Jim Harrison

I don't know what psychotherapy does.
I have been seeing the same person for 26 years now.
- Jim Harrison

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The old fun thing is when somebody typed up the first
chapter of War and Peace.
And then made a precis of the rest of it and sent it
out and only one publisher recognized it.
- Jim Harrison

Michigan is two radically different places -
the North and the South which makes for good drama and contrast.
- Jim Harrison

I see more genuine sociability between the races in
Mississippi than I see in Michigan.
No question.
- Jim Harrison

Writers can write outside their ethnicity or sex depending
how open and vulnerable they wish to be.
- Jim Harrison

I should add that I very much enjoy certain cities especially Paris,
New York and Chicago.
- Jim Harrison

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

Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness.
And they live by what they hear.
Such people become crazy...
or they become legend.
- Jim Harrison

I rarely read or buy a book because of a review.
- Jim Harrison

I've never felt influenced by Ernest Hemingway though
I suppose there is something inevitable there.
- Jim Harrison

New Yorkers are mostly interested in New York -
in case you haven't noticed.
- Jim Harrison

There is a neurologist, a woman over at Harvard who
wanted me to come talk to them,
and in France I have a lot of readers in the sciences.
I can't tell you why.
- Jim Harrison

I write novellas because I don't like loose sprawling prose.
- Jim Harrison

Yeah, but now suddenly - you know, universities are
notoriously market oriented,
too.
- Jim Harrison

I can write anywhere.
- Jim Harrison

Writing as a woman presents enormous problems but I
have attempted it several times and haven't had many complaints.
- Jim Harrison

I used to get criticized for putting food in novels.
- Jim Harrison

I asked a French critic a couple of years ago why my
books did so well in France.
He said it was because in my novels people both act and think.
I got a kick out of that.
- Jim Harrison

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

After a lifetime of world travel I've been fascinated
that those in the third world don't have the same perception of reality that we do.
- Jim Harrison

Everybody has a gun in their car in Detroit.
- Jim Harrison

The only advice I can give to aspiring writers is don't
do it unless you're willing to give your whole life to it.
Red wine and garlic also helps.
- Jim Harrison

I'm not rational enough to be a good journalist.
- Jim Harrison

I don't see gender as the most significant fact of human existence.
- Jim Harrison

I do have trouble with titles.
- Jim Harrison

So when I made some money, I didn't have any idea how
one handled such a situation because no one in our
family ever had any money.
- Jim Harrison

Success and money can really be quite blinding.
- Jim Harrison

I enjoy about 1 out of 100 movies, it's about the same
proportion to books published that I care to read.
- Jim Harrison

I thought, frankly, that it would be more pleasant
to write a memoir than it was.
- Jim Harrison

The trajectory started when I was on the roof of our
house looking out at a swamp when I was 19.
I had written for several years, starting at about 15,
but that day on the roof I took my vows and acknowledged my calling.
- Jim Harrison

I couldn't run a tight schedule, and if you're any good at teaching,
you get sucked dry because you like your students and
you're trying to help them,
but you don't have any time left to write yourself.
- Jim Harrison

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

As we light a path for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

Naturally, every age thinks that all ages before it were prejudiced,
and today we think this more than ever, and are just as wrong
as all previous ages that thought so.
How often have we not seen the truth condemned!
It is sad but unfortunately true that man learns nothing from history.
- Carl Jung

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
- Lao Tzu

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

As you age naturally, your family shows more and more on your face.
If you deny that, you deny your heritage.
- Frances Conroy

A laugh is a surprise.
And all humor is physical.
I was always athletic, so that came naturally to me.
- Chevy Chase

I am not naturally that thin, so I had to go through
everything from using drugs to diet pills to laxatives to fasting.
Those were my main ways of controlling my weight.
- Carre Otis

The power of faith will often shine forth the most
when the character is naturally weak.
- Augustus Hare

Don't aim for success if you want it;
just do what you love and believe in,
and it will come naturally.
- David Frost

As a governor, I am naturally inclined to focus on
the domestic side of protecting the United States.
- Bill Owens

I find it rather easy to portray a businessman.
Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
- John Cleese

Naturally, love's the most distant possibility.
- Georges Bataille

I honestly can't characterize my style in words.
It seems that whatever comes to me naturally,
I play.
- Coleman Hawkins

I'm naturally going to react to that and he'll bring
out elements in my musical character that were lying dormant,
because I'm relating what he's playing.
- Benny Green

Evil is done without effort, naturally,
it is the working of fate; good is always the product of an art.
- Charles Baudelaire

Time, in general, has always been a central obsession of mine -
what it does to people,
how it can constitute a plot all on its own.
So naturally, I am interested in old age.
- Anne Tyler

Evil is committed without effort, naturally,
fatally; goodness is always the product of some art.
- Charles Baudelaire

Through my optimism I naturally prefer and capture the beauty in life.
- Leni Riefenstahl

Naturally, when one makes progressive steps,
there may be some who see it as a betrayal of their goals and interests.
- Louis Farrakhan

If you're naturally kind, you attract a lot of people you don't like.
- William Feather

I find writing songs hard, because it does not come naturally to me.
I never set out to be a songwriter or a singer.
- Robert Wyatt

I wasn't naturally gifted in terms of size and speed;
everything I did in hockey I worked for,
and that's the way I'll be as a coach.
- Wayne Gretzky

Some people are naturally thin and some people are naturally heavier.
It doesn't mean that bigger is healthier,
or much thinner is healthier, it's on an individual basis.
- Geri Halliwell

I believe the best persona to be onstage is the one that comes naturally.
- Billy Sheehan

The painter must give a completely free rein to any
feeling or sensations he may have and reject nothing
to which he is naturally drawn.
- Lucian Freud

We always got a strong response but I think in this
day in age there is less of a marijuana fog at concerts
and more of people just more naturally exuberant -
it seems to me.
- James Young

It is of the essence of imaginative culture that it
transcends the limits both of the naturally possible
and of the morally acceptable.
- Northrop Frye

I lied to everybody.
I lie very well, being an actress, naturally.
- Lynn Fontanne

If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished
from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter.
He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it.
- Joseph Addison

I just kind of lived my life naturally and did what I wanted to do.
- Lesley Gore


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