Neil Cross quotes

  • No, we don't walk away. But when we're holding on to something precious, we run. We run and run, fast as we can, and we don't stop running until we are out from under the shadow.
    -- Neil Cross

    #Running #Shadow #Holding On

  • Because this exact leaf had to grow in that exact way, in that exact place, so that precise wind could tear it from that precise branch and make it fly into this exact face at that exact moment. And, if just one of those tiny little things had never had happened, I'd never have met ya. Which makes this leaf the most important leaf in human history
    -- Neil Cross

    #Wind #Important #Tears

  • The Booker thing was a catalyst for me in a bizarre way. It’s perceived as an accolade to be published as a ‘literary’ writer, but, actually, it’s pompous and it’s fake. Literary fiction is often nothing more than a genre in itself. I’d always read omnivorously and often thought much literary fiction is read by young men and women in their 20s, as substitutes for experience.
    -- Neil Cross

    #Men #Fake #Fiction

  • I find broadcast intensely stressful, to the extent that perversely, I've never seen anything I've written actually broadcast on television. So, the audience response is something which I became aware of gradually.
    -- Neil Cross

    #Television #Stressful #Response

  • And by the right thing, I mean that whatever step we take next, the first criteria we should consider is the people who have been loyal to us, thus far, which is primarily our audience.
    -- Neil Cross

    #Mean #People #Loyal

  • I don't want to repeat myself. I hate the idea of coasting and of recycling the same ideas. Then, you're just subject to the law of diminishing returns.
    -- Neil Cross

    #Hate #Law #Ideas

  • I've had my run in with trouble. Fortunately, you know, one slap on the hand is usually the last time for me... I learned my lesson.

  • Now I've even gotten to running out to the fan buses that pass by our house, so I can talk to the people. I think I'm trying to gather fans, frankly. They're very, very nice people - they really understand. It's fun talking to them.

  • He wasn't what sent me running. He was what had made me want to stay.

  • India should walk on her own shadow - we must have our own development model.

  • There is a black which is old and a black which is fresh. Lustrous black and dull black, black in sunlight and black in shadow.

  • Even now, sometimes on street corners... when I meet someone, I see your shadow. I'm sure that even now, you're still wearing that man's cologne... so you can sleep, even alone...

  • In the little hall leading to it was a rack holding various Socialist or radical newspapers, tracts, and pamphlets in very small print and on very bad paper. The subjects treated were technical Marxist theories.

  • The great challenge of adulthood is holding on to your idealism after you lose your innocence.

  • What we don't recognize is that holding onto resentment is like holding onto your breath. You'll soon start to suffocate.

  • You have to keep your sanity as well as know how to distance yourself from it while still holding onto the reins tightly. That is a very difficult thing to do, but I'm learning.