Jill McCorkle quotes

  • The silver friend knows your present and the gold friend knows all of your past dirt and glories. Once in a blue moon there is someone who knows it all, someone who knows and accepts you unconditionally, someone who is there for life.
    -- Jill McCorkle

    #Past #Moon #Blue

  • We used to all come outside when the streetlights came on and prowl the neighborhood in a pack, a herd of kids on banana-seat bikes and minibikes. The grown-ups looked so silly framed in their living-room and kitchen windows. They complained about their days and signed deep sighs of depression and loss. They talked about how spoiled and lucky children were these days. We will never be that way, we said, we will never say those things.
    -- Jill McCorkle

    #Children #Silly #Kids

  • Certainly if I were to think in terms of a field that would have required a different mode of education, I think I would have leaned in the direction of being a therapist. And without the education, or a different kind of education, I think my first choice would be a landscape architect. I love to garden.
    -- Jill McCorkle

    #Garden #Thinking #Choices

  • I feel very protective in the first draft, when all the pieces are coming together. I work in a way that is not linear or chronological at all, even with the short story. I will just be writing bits and pieces, and then when I have all the pieces on the table, that for me is when it feels like the real work begins.
    -- Jill McCorkle

    #Real #Writing #Together

  • Humor - I see it as a survival skill.
    -- Jill McCorkle

    #Skills #Survival

  • For me, a happy ending is not everything works out just right and there is a big bow, it's more coming to a place where a person has a clear vision of his or her own life in a way that enables them to kind of throw down their crutches and walk.
    -- Jill McCorkle

    #Work Out #Vision #Way

  • Steve Yarbrough is a masterful storyteller-one of our finest-and Safe from the Neighbors is a masterpiece. . . . This is a spellbinding, powerful novel.
    -- Jill McCorkle

    #Powerful #Safe #Neighbor

  • I think that marriage vows should include an escape clause that says the contract is broken if one party ups and makes a big switch in religion or politics or aesthetic taste. I mean, these shifts just aren't fair, and we need an easier way out.
    -- Jill McCorkle

    #Marriage #Party #Mean

  • You will never be as smart as your subconscious.
    -- Jill McCorkle

    #Smart #Subconscious

  • If a nuclear disaster occurred, and you had to live out those final painful days just stretched out somewhere thinking about your life--This is who I am. This is what I love. This is what I believe--who would you want hearing your whispers? Or perhaps better: Who do you trust to hear your whispers? Whose breath do you want mingled with your own? Whose flesh still warm beside you?
    -- Jill McCorkle

    #Believe #Thinking About You #Who I Am

  • Building a dollhouse is a lot like writing a novel because you are God of the Universe.
    -- Jill McCorkle

    #Writing #Building #Dollhouses