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"We signed to play until the day we died, and we did."
Jimmy Greaves
Katherine Anne Porter Quotes
Experience is what really happens to you in the long run; the truth that finally overtakes you.
Katherine Anne Porter

Human life itself may be almost pure chaos, but the work of the artist is to take these handfuls of confusion and disparate things, things that seem to be irreconcilable, and put them together in a frame to give them some kind of shape and meaning.
Katherine Anne Porter

I have not much interest in anyone's personal history after the tenth year, not even my own. Whatever one was going to be was all prepared before that.
Katherine Anne Porter

I was right not to be afraid of any thief but myself, who will end by leaving me nothing.
Katherine Anne Porter

It's a man's world, and you men can have it.
Katherine Anne Porter

Our being is subject to all the chances of life. There are so many things we are capable of, that we could be or do. The potentialities are so great that we never, any of us, are more than one-fourth fulfilled.
Katherine Anne Porter

Physical infidelity is the signal, the notice given, that all fidelities are undermined.
Katherine Anne Porter

They had both noticed that a life of dissipation sometimes gave to a face the look of gaunt suffering spirituality that a life of asceticism was supposed to give and quite often did not.
Katherine Anne Porter

You can't write about people out of textbooks, and you can't use jargon. You have to speak clearly and simply and purely in a language that a six-year-old child can understand; and yet have the meanings and the overtones of language, and the implications, that appeal to the highest intelligence.
Katherine Anne Porter

Type:
Novelist
Date of Birth:
1890-05-15
Year of Death:
1980
Nationality:
American
 

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