A novel's whole pattern is rarely apparent at the outset of writing, or even at the end; that is when the writer finds out what a novel is about, and the job becomes one of understanding and deepening or sharpening what is already written. That is finding the theme.
But novels are never about what they are about; that is, there is always deeper, or more general, significance. The author may not be aware of this till she is pretty far along with it.
I told him, the kids and I are leaving, ... And I wanted him to come, and he said he was going to stay.
I saw a white T-shirt and a blond head on the other side of the tree and honked the horn for about 10 seconds
We have kids who are following the race in Italy, Australia, in Iceland, just everywhere. It's really exciting.
A chaplain is trained to talk to anybody of any faith, not to become the patient's minister. My own religion doesn't need to enter the conversation. I'm there as a friend; I'm there for the patient.
A chaplain's biggest gift is to be present and just listen.
I will miss being involved in the daily happening of young people and having the opportunity to see them mature.
I don't know why in the world you would want to turn Cream Ridge into suburbia. I tell people it's the best kept secret in New Jersey.
This is the first time it's been together. It's a big deal to us.
Statuettes of drunken sailors, velvet pictures of island maidens, plastic seashell lamps made in Taiwan. What contempt the people who think up souvenirs have for other people.
Not having to own a car has made me realize what a waste of time the automobile is.
Women have the feeling that since they didn't make the rules, the rules have nothing to do with them.