Alison McGhee quotes

  • You are most powerful when you are most silent. People never expect silence. They expect words, motion, defense, offense, back and forth. They expect to leap into the fray. They are ready, fists up, words hanging leaping from their mouths. Silence? No.
    -- Alison McGhee

    #Powerful #People #Expectations

  • You are most powerful when you are most silent....
    -- Alison McGhee

    #Powerful #Silent #Most Powerful

  • Little boy, you remind me how so much depends of day made of now
    -- Alison McGhee

    #Mother #Son #Boys

  • I suppose, the natural outgrowth about writing about two friends, it becomes about their friendship, and the complexities of it, and the way personality plays off each other, and what they each like to do, separately and together.
    -- Alison McGhee

    #Writing #Play #Two Friends

  • It's very cool to be short, very cool. When I was in eighth grade, and the height I am now, I would just look at the cute little short girls and think, 'If only, if only.
    -- Alison McGhee

    #Cute #Girl #Thinking

  • I'll live in another world, then.
    -- Alison McGhee

    #World #Another World

  • The world should have stopped, but it didn't. The world kept on going. How can the world just keep on going? An earthquake in India kills a thousand people, and the world keeps on going. A famine in China kills a million people, and the world keeps on going. The twin towers of the World Trade Center buckle and fall, and the world, the world keeps on going.
    -- Alison McGhee

    #Fall #Earthquakes #People

  • What is the matter with these people, these people who won't stop fighting, won't stop hurting each other...?
    -- Alison McGhee

    #Hurt #Fighting #People

  • Wouldn't want to miss a war, would I?
    -- Alison McGhee

    #War #Missing #Want

  • There comes a point at which you stop giving things up. That is what i won't give up. None of it will i give up, for my beautiful sister Ivy who lies in bed. Ivy who used to be alive. Ivy who used to be. Ivy who used. Ivy who. Ivy-who-is-not-me. Not me. Not me. Not me.
    -- Alison McGhee

    #Beautiful #Giving Up #Lying

  • Water seeks its own level. Look at them. The Tigris, the Euphrates, the Mississippi, the Amazon, the Yangtze. The world's great rivers. And every one of them finds its way to the ocean.
    -- Alison McGhee

    #Ocean #Rivers #Water

  • Your heart literally hurts when it's breaking. You can feel it, every beat another ache, and nothing you can do will stop it, either from beating or breaking.
    -- Alison McGhee

    #Hurt #Heart #Beats

  • All it takes is a single moment.
    -- Alison McGhee

    #Single Mom #Moments

  • Walk slowly; all you can ever come to is yourself.
    -- Alison McGhee

    #Walks