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I didn't know what kind of jobs, because how was I prepared? At best,
by John Hawkes

I didn't know what kind of jobs, because how was I prepared? At best,
I would be an AB in English.
- John Hawkes

To be anywhere near an enormous ocean liner when you
are just like a fish in the water is frightening.
- John Hawkes

Really, I didn't like Alaska.
It rained, almost every day, at least 300 days out of the year.
- John Hawkes

I remember my mother finding mud somehow and putting it on the sting.
- John Hawkes

 

I had to go to Sunday school once or twice in my life,
and that's where I commented someplace on hearing.
- John Hawkes

I want prose fiction to be recognized as that,
and I'm not interested in writing as it becomes more personal.
- John Hawkes

In The Lime Twig I took two very young people and made them very old.
- John Hawkes

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I was not typical.
Whatever typical or normal is, I was somehow separated and different.
- John Hawkes

It's hard to tell whether the ship or airplane -
they're all the same,
I'm convinced - is male or female; it may shift back and forth.
- John Hawkes

As in The Lime Twig dream and illusion are right at the center of Charivari.
- John Hawkes

When we lived in Juneau, Alaska, it was a town of about 7,000 people,
and totally isolated; the only way to get to it was by ship.
- John Hawkes

I didn't for a moment doubt the choice,
but if life is ever fearsome, it is truly fearsome then.
- John Hawkes

My father's parents were Irish.
Only a year before my father died, he and I went back
to Ireland for a week to look at the old homestead.
- John Hawkes

The only thing that exists is torment,
lyricism, and the magnificence of language.
- John Hawkes

I'm only interested in fiction that in some way or
other voices the very imagination which is conceiving it.
- John Hawkes

On the night before we were married,
all of the anxiety in the world came down upon me.
- John Hawkes

I used to carry about with me a German map-case filled with poems.
- John Hawkes

My mother wanted very much to play tennis;
she wanted,
most of all, to be a singer and play the piano.
- John Hawkes

I do not feel an exile from America in any sense.
- John Hawkes

When I started writing fiction, I knew how good it was immediately.
- John Hawkes

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood,
but it didn't because parenting can only be learned
by people who have no children.
- Bill Cosby

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
- Mother Teresa

I didn't want to marry anybody else in town.
I want my baby to look like you.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

If I hadn't met you, I wouldn't like you.
If I didn't like you, I wouldn't love you.
If I didn't love you, I wouldn't miss you.
But I did, I do, and I will.
- Anonymous

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

I kept my babies fed.
I could have dumped them, but I didn't.
I decided that whatever trip I was on,
they were going with me.
You're looking at a real daddy.
- Barry White

I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me
than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't
measure up to the standard he set.
- John Malkovich

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why
the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
- Laurence J. Peter

I have this sense that I didn't really start growing up until my twenties.
- Winona Ryder

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

When I turned 60, it didn't bother me at all.
- Yoko Ono

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls,
so I had to beat them with my mind.
- Martina Hingis

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people
couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

Disneyland is a work of love.
We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.
- Walt Disney

I quit high school on my birthday.
It was my senior year and I didn't see the point.
This was 1962, and I was ready to make music.
- Barry White

The Russians feared Ike.
They didn't fear me.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

Bachelors know more about women than married men;
if they didn't they'd be married too.
- H. L. Mencken

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
- Satchel Paige

For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants,
like most Lutheran boys.
I got a telescope.
My mother thought it would make the best gift.
- Wernher von Braun

Dad taught me everything I know.
Unfortunately, he didn't teach me everything he knows.
- Al Unser

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

Choose love. Choose to release all resentments.
Forgive everyone. Choose to release all regrets.
Forgive yourself for all decisions that you have ever made
that didn't work out as you hoped.
Forgive yourself for any financial decisions
that didn't meet your expectations.
Release your regrets if you choose
the "wrong" spouse or the "wrong" career.
Today, choose love.
Choose to love yourself.
Choose to love your life.
Choose to love all the friends, family, co-workers,
acquaintances, and others who share your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We didn't actually overspend our budget.
The health Commission allocation simply fell short of our expenditure.
- Frank Howard Clark

You define a good flight by negatives:
you didn't get hijacked,
you didn't crash, you didn't throw up,
you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food.
So you are grateful.
- Paul Theroux

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one.
So I got a cake.
- Mitch Hedberg

Mommy smoked but she didn't want us to.
She saw smoke coming out of the barn one time,
so we got whipped.
- Loretta Lynn

I crashed my boyfriend's birthday when I was 12 years old.
He didn't invite me and so I showed up.
- Isla Fisher

The Vatican is against surrogate mothers.
Good thing they didn't have that rule when Jesus was born.
- Elayne Boosler

The earth is like a spaceship
that didn't come with an operating manual.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

I was a brownie for a day.
My mom made me stop.
She didn't want me to conform.
- Sandra Bullock

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

I would think twice about designing stuff for which
there was no need and which didn't endure.
- Robin Day

My mom's a Catholic, and my dad's a Jew,
and they didn't want anything to do with anything.
- Isabelle Huppert

I got up with my wife, I sat down at the computer when she went to work,
and I didn't stop until she got home.
- George Stephen

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

I didn't do anything at the Queen, whom I admire.
- Vivienne Westwood

I should only have been as lucky as Valentino,
in the movies - I didn't have to be a gigolo.
In real life.
- Cesar Romero

I tell you what, I was so shocked because I didn't
think the ball had enough to get out.
It's an absolutely incredible feeling.
I can honestly say I did it.
- Mark McGwire

I was used by Private Graner.
I didn't realize it at the time.
- Lynndie England

The excitement really didn't start to build until the trailer -
which was carrying me,
with a space suit with ventilation and all that sort of stuff -
pulled up to the launch pad.
- Alan Shepard

I will say we now, in the polling in Wisconsin,
much different than many other races,
the public didn't perceive that we were getting a fair shake from the media.
- Scott McCallum


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