Paul Zindel quotes

  • Our life would be what we made of it--nothing more, nothing less.
    -- Paul Zindel

    #Would Be #Made

  • In fact, the thing Lorraine and I liked best about the Pigman was that he didn't go around saying we were cards or jazzy or cool or hip. He said we were delightful . . .
    -- Paul Zindel

    #Facts #Hips #Cards

  • She thinks she knows everything that goes on inside me, and she doesn’t know a thing. What did she want from me – to tell the truth all the time? To run around saying it did matter to me that I live in a world where you can grow old and be alone and have to get down on your hands and knees and beg for friends? A place where people just sort of forget about you because you get a little old and your mind’s a bit senile or silly? Did she think that didn’t bother me underneath?
    -- Paul Zindel

    #Running #Silly #Thinking

  • Be yourself! Be individualistic!' he called out after me. 'But for God's sake get your hair cut. You look like an oddball.
    -- Paul Zindel

    #Being Yourself #Cutting #Hair

  • I like storytelling. We all have an active thing that we do that gives us self-esteem, that makes us proud; it's necessary. I have to tell stories because that's the way the wiring went in.
    -- Paul Zindel

    #Self Esteem #Giving #Stories

  • It's kind of spooky when you are caught talking to God everybody thinks you're nuts. They used to call you a prophet.
    -- Paul Zindel

    #Thinking #Talking #Nuts

  • You're a bore, I said to me. You're puny. You're lacking in quality, like a pair of factory-rejected Fruit of the Loom shorts. And this was without considering any sexual problems, since I've never had sex with anyone except myself.
    -- Paul Zindel

    #Sex #Quality #Pairs

  • God help us if we ever take the theater out of the auction business or anything else. It would be an awfully boring world.

  • To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.

  • The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking "Is there a meaning to music?" My answer would be, "Yes", And "Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?" My answer to that would be "No."

  • I knew that even if I was able to call for help, I was in a place so remote that it wasn't likely there would be anyone who could help me. And even if there were, it could take weeks.

  • Do not be fooled by your youthful appearance for very soon it would be taken away from you.

  • Faith does not increase, nor does it decrease; because a diminution in it would be unbelief.

  • I, a stranger and afraid, in a world I never made.

  • I cannot be made into the commentator for the unspoken black masses.

  • He'd made sure i had something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.

  • False history gets made all day, any day, the truth of the new is never on the news.