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New York was breaking my concentration and disintegrating my thoughts. ...
by George Murray

New York was breaking my concentration and disintegrating my thoughts.
- George Murray

I still write the occasional short story,
and poked at a novel once, but it's just not what I want to do.
- George Murray

I'm not interested in being easy anymore.
Readable, yes.
Easy, no.
- George Murray

Humour is a fine line to walk in poetry,
as in fiction.
I just think it's harder to write.
It's harder to keep the respect of the reader too.
- George Murray

 

The whole competition thing disturbs me.
Not that I wasn't a part of it when I first started.
- George Murray

The poetry community here has been extraordinarily welcoming.
- George Murray

Then I discovered I loved writing poetry more than fiction.
- George Murray

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I think the main influence has been living in New York City.
Aside from all the crap around 9/11,
I find it very demanding to think amid all the noise and visual pollution.
- George Murray

A sequence works in a way a collection never can.
- George Murray

I feel as though I've fooled the world into thinking
I'm an adult and now they're letting me procreate.
- George Murray

I wanted to rock back and forth between myth and distant futures,
yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
It felt a bit like prophecy and a bit like storytelling.
- George Murray

My self-editing process is intense.
- George Murray

It's a bit of a crapshoot out there with young writers right now anyway.
- George Murray

I think, for me, humour needs to be used like a strong spice -
sparingly.
- George Murray

I suppress the vast majority of what I write.
- George Murray

I guess there is also an element of deliberate change involved.
Each of my books has been, at least from my point of view,
radically different from the last.
- George Murray

In my opinion, Al Moritz may be the best poet of his generation in Canada.
- George Murray

In fact, in some ways, I actually feel much more confident
about the quality of Carousel than I do about The Cottage Builder's Letter:
probably because of its cohesive nature.
- George Murray

I am still interested in the long or serial poem,
but have written a few smaller things.
I may start sending to journals again in a year or so...
that's about it.
- George Murray

I no longer feel pressure to produce fiction.
- George Murray

With 'Carousel' I had an idea and it all came out quickly.
- George Murray

I am certainly suffering from a modicum of performance anxiety.
- George Murray

I don't think there's anything wrong with someone having to read a poem twice.
Or even a book.
- George Murray

I was writing notes, but not composing poems.
The Hunter began to develop out of this fragmented process.
- George Murray

Well, we all start thinking we're going to be Romantic rock stars,
but then reality hits and you realize no one reads you but other poets.
- George Murray

I do try to let what is obviously unintended yet naturally good stay in.
- George Murray

I've often entertained paranoid suspicions about my
fridge and what it's been doing to my poetry when I'm not looking,
but I never even considered that my fan was thinking about me.
- George Murray

Even the people who have had success and made money
writing these books of fiction seem to feel the need
to pretend it's no big deal,
or part of a natural progression from poetry to fiction,
but often it's really just about the money,
the perceived prestige.
- George Murray

Another Sunrise, Another New Beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Celebrate endings - for they precede new beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

Every increased possession
loads us with a new weariness.
- John Ruskin

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

The majority of men meet with failure
because of their lack of persistence
in creating new plans to take
the place of those which fail.
- Napoleon Hill

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In order to discover new lands,
one must be willing to lose sight
of the shore for a very long time.
- Anonymous

Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Questioning cultural norms opens new vistas of happiness and purpose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you cannot create great new beginnings
until you sincerely celebrate the endings that precede them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What seems new is only new to us.
- Pearl S. Buck

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

Nay, be a Columbus to whole new
continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

Incite a riot of new ideas.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let every day be the first day
of the rest of your life,
but especially let today be a new beginning.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes,
and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A person with a new idea is
a crank until the idea succeeds.
- Mark Twain

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

You cannot discover new oceans unless
you have the courage to lose site of the shore.
- Anonymous

The ending of a job or a relationship
may appear as the darkest night,
but it is merely the Winter season -
the time of renewal and rebirth
that precedes the new planting -
the beginning of the next great cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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