Timothy Egan quotes

  • Most of the writers I know work every day, in obscurity and close to poverty, trying to say one thing well and true. Day in, day out, they labor to find their voice, to learn their trade, to understand nuance and pace. And then, facing a sea of rejections, they hear about something like Barbara Bush’s dog getting a book deal.
    -- Timothy Egan

    #Dog #Book #Writing

  • Sometimes the wind along the Pacific shore blows so hard it steals your breath before you can inhale it.
    -- Timothy Egan

    #Blow #Wind #Sometimes

  • I am beginning to believe that nothing is quite so uncertain as facts. (Edward Curtis)
    -- Timothy Egan

    #Believe #Facts #Uncertain

  • The villainous sun and the starved bank did not seem related—yet.
    -- Timothy Egan


  • The larger question for the Northwest, where the cities are barely a hundred years old but contain three-fourths of the population, is whether the wild land can provide work for those who need it as their source of income without being ruined for those who need it as their source of sanity.
    -- Timothy Egan

    #Years #Land #Cities

  • You need messiness and magic, serendipity and insanity. Creativity comes from time off, and time out.
    -- Timothy Egan

    #Creativity #Insanity #Serendipity

  • Last year, [Pope Francis] was asked about his secret to happiness. He said slow down. Take time off. Live and let live. Don't proselytize. Work for peace. Work at a job that offers basic human dignity. Don't hold on to negative feelings. Move calmly through life. Enjoy art, books and playfulness.
    -- Timothy Egan

    #Art #Jobs #Moving

  • Here in the Great Lakes region, a fourth year in a row of declining water levels has caused millions of dollars in losses for shipping companies, marinas and other businesses and prompted further restrictions on future water withdrawals for expanding suburbs. "A lot of people just can't believe that we may be running out of water, living this close to the Great Lakes," said Sarah Nerenberg, a water engineer with the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, which conducted the study on shortages.
    -- Timothy Egan

    #Running #Believe #Loss

  • I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.

  • Whenever I'm about to eat meat I always see my little dog's eyes.

  • The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief - call it what you will - than any book ever written; it has emptied more churches than all the counterattractions of cinema, motor bicycle and golf course.

  • To her- Hand in hand we come Christopher Robin and I To lay this book in your lap. Say you're surprised? Say you like it? Say it's just what you wanted? Because it's yours- because we love you.

  • Nature is a book of many pages and each page tells a fascinating story to him who learns her language. Our fertile valleys and craggy mountains recite an epic poem of geologic conflicts. The starry sky reveal gigantic suns and space and time without end.

  • Some men are more interesting than their books but my book is more interesting than its man.

  • As life tends to become more and more distracting, let us firmly hold on to books.

  • In very clear and available language, this book details how to recognize the inner critic and how to deal effectively with it. Byron Brown's presentation is useful for any individual who wishes to be free from the inner suffering and coercion of this ancient foe of our humanity, but it is specifically directed to those interested and engaged in the inner journey toward realization and enlightenment.

  • The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite.

  • If the first requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite, the second is to put in your apprenticeship as a feeder when you have enough money to pay the check but not enough to produce indifference of the total.