A.m. Homes Quotes

Amy M. Homes (pen name A. M. Homes; born December 18, 1961, Washington, D.C.) is an American writer. She is best known for her controversial novels and unusual short stories, which feature extreme situations and characters. Notably, her The End of Alice (1996) is a novel about a convicted child molester and murderer

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It annoys the hell out of me when people say, This is the kitchen, and this is the bathroom. What am I, Helen Keller? I mean, it's pretty obvious when you're in a kitchen and when you're not.

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My mind leaps to my theory about presidents - that there are two kinds, ones who have a lot of sex and the others who start wars. In short - and don't quote me, because this is an incomplete expression of a more complex premise - I believe blow jobs prevent war.

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The world of Shirley Jackson is eerie and unforgettable,

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Was this the big one or was this the small tremor, the warning? Does it get better - does the sensation of being in a dream underwater go away?

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Silly bug, fly on the wall, our first fight and how quickly we are over it. Of course I don't hate you, dearest, beloved, most cherished, I owe you everything.

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There are strangers, people we don't know, who care about is.

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If you donâ??t write the book you have to write, everything breaks.

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Books tell you more about their owners than the owners do.

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I once jokingly told someone that every book is like a relationship. They're four or five years long - that's not so bad. They're serious. They demand a lot of attention. But I remember thinking that I wanted to have one with someone who's not so crazy and peculiar and demanding.

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People should pay more attention. Everyone wants attention, but no one wants to give attention.

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I'm feeling how profoundly my family disappointed me and in the end how I retreated, how I became nothing, because that was much less risky than attempting to be something, to be anything in the face of such contempt.

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I'm nothing you can catch now. I am black powder, I am singe, I am the bomb that bursts the night.

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Sometimes you can do things for others that you can't do for yourself.

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Every family has a story that it tells itself, that it passes on to the children and grandchildren. The story grows over the years, mutates, some parts are sharpened, others dropped, and there is often debate about what really happened. But even with these different sides of the same story, there is still agreement that this is the family story. And in the absence of other narratives, it becomes the flagpole that the family hangs its identity from.

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I think fiction can help us find everything. You know, I think that in fiction you can say things and in a way be truer than you can be in real life and truer than you can be in non-fiction. There's an accuracy to fiction that people don't really talk about - an emotional accuracy.

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