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My role models were childless: Virginia Woolf, Jane Austen, George Eliot, the Brontes.


Joyce Carol Oates

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Jane Austen is the pinnacle to which all other authors aspire.
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Now be sincere; did you admire me for my impertinence?"

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Virginia Woolf was wrong. You do not need a room of your own to write.
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My role models have kept on changing.
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She was the sun of my life, the gilder of every pleasure, the soother of every sorrow, I had not a t...
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I'm kind of a mash-up of taste - Graham Greene and Jane Austen; W.G. Sebald and Alice Munro.
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You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious f...
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In school, I was Martha in 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' I loved that.
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Angry people are not always wise.
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Stupid men are the only ones worth knowing after all.
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Virginia Woolf said that writers must be androgynous. I'll go a step further. You must be bisexual.
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It is never too late to become what you might have been. -George Eliot.
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Role models set goals for you and try to make you as good as they are. Role models are important.
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I lay on my back, feeling as if more than the womb had been taken out.
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If you are losing your leisure, look out! -- It may be you are losing your soul.
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My final three were George Mason, George Mason, George Mason. I'm glad I chose George Mason.
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Yes, I deserve a spring–I owe nobody nothing.
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I'm not paid to be a role model, parents should be role models.
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They're good students ... and good role models around the school.
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Perseverance is the act of true role models and heroes.
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If you look over the years, the styles have changed - the clothes, the hair, the production, the app...
JOHN OATES
You eat and sleep it all day long and play on the streets until mom calls you in. My story is no dif...
ADAM OATES
I went to the Hall of Fame with my dad. I can't say I really remember too much about it.
ADAM OATES
Growing up as a kid my father was British and a soccer player. His idol was a guy that passed the ba...
ADAM OATES
Having a mustache and never smiling became a permanent component of my persona through the quaintly ...
JOHN OATES
The mustache represented the old John; I didn't want to be that guy anymore, so I shaved it off....
JOHN OATES
I realized if I'm not really making an album, I don't have to be concerned about things like...
JOHN OATES
This is just a very strong testimony to the life Johnny lead.
GLORIA OATES
You don't want to pitch a tent and live inside the Louvre. You want to check it out, appreciate ...
JOHN OATES
Assistant coaches become a little bit more buddies to the players than a head coach.
ADAM OATES
I was a punk. I think that's why I'm such a good person now, because I was such a bad guy th...
ADAM OATES
I don't care if it's a Cole Porter song, or George Gershwin, or Lennon/McCartney, or Elton J...
JOHN OATES
A good mustache makes a man for many reasons.
JOHN OATES
Sometimes, it's just great to bring new people into the mix.
JOHN OATES
There's always a personal satisfaction in writing a song by yourself. You get the inspiration, a...
JOHN OATES
If anyone looks back to the '70s, '80s with nostalgic rosy colored glasses and goes, 'We...
JOHN OATES
When albums gave way to CDs, people re-discovered their collection through their CDs.
JOHN OATES
In our relationship, we don't have that situation. I don't require what he needs, and he doe...
JOHN OATES
I have a great family, I live an amazing life.
JOHN OATES
Even the superstars need to be coached once in awhile.
ADAM OATES
My mustache has become this weird iconic representation of a certain era.
JOHN OATES
Swimming upstream in the music business is a hard thing to do.
JOHN OATES
My guitar playing is a synthesis of traditional American acoustic style and Urban Pop and R&B.
JOHN OATES
The key, I think, from a business point of view, is to learn how to be efficient in making a record ...
JOHN OATES
Jam Cruise is actually a comfortable place for me. My jamming skills and my improvisational skills h...
JOHN OATES
Dick Clark's 'American Bandstand' spread the gospel of American pop music and teenage st...
JOHN OATES
He would be overjoyed. To see the outpouring of love from the fans, the former players and the Range...
GLORIA OATES
It's absolutely awesome the turnout that we've had here. Friends from as far back as high school and...
GLORIA OATES
I have a lot of friends who are involved in everything from Americana to blues to R&B to pop to ...
JOHN OATES
Americana Music is about all sorts of different music. It's very free and open: a world where pe...
JOHN OATES
To me, when a great band is playing together, it's amazing for me.
JOHN OATES
I was 19 years old, pumping gas and going nowhere. I was kind of a high school dropout at that point...
ADAM OATES
I've been asked to do various types of cruises.
JOHN OATES
I couldn't wait to grow a mustache. I stopped shaving my upper lip the day I graduated from high...
JOHN OATES
I think people were just starving for good material because they just weren't getting it on the ...
JOHN OATES
I'm a bit more grounded than Daryl. I'm more practical, more pragmatic. Daryl looks more at the crea...
JOHN OATES
I have such a wide variety of tastes in things that I like musically.
JOHN OATES
This was a one-on-one encounter between an officer and a violent felon. And there's no question that...
CHIEF DANIEL OATES
I am just going outside and may be some time.
CAPTAIN LAWRENCE OATES
You have the fruit of the spirit in you, because when Christ comes in you everything he is and has c...
JOYCE MEYER
You forget that the kingdom of heaven suffers violence: and the kingdom of heaven is like a woman.
JAMES JOYCE
Your battles inspired me - not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behin...
JAMES JOYCE
I'm only going to stand before God and give an account for my life, not for somebody else's ...
JOYCE MEYER
Anytime we step out boldly to make changes, we take a chance that we might fail. But the only way to...
JOYCE MEYER
The poetry and transgression that was so much of surrealism's anarchic force has been recruited ...
GRAHAM JOYCE
In my relationship with God, I've learned that if I follow a 'formula' for how I spend m...
JOYCE MEYER
Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.
JOYCE MEYER
A nation is the same people living in the same place.
JAMES JOYCE