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Annie Dillard

Annie Dillard (born April 30, 1945) is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non-fiction. She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir. Her 1974 work Pilgrim at Tinker Creek won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Dillard taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut

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The surest sign of age is loneliness.

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According to Inuit culture in Greenland, a person possesses six or seven souls. The souls take the f ...

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We are here to abet creation and to witness to it, to notice each other's beautiful face and complex ...

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I would like to learn, or remember, how to live.

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The sensation of writing a book is the sensation of spinning, blinded by love and daring. It is the ...

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Write as if you were dying. At the same time, assume you write for an audience consisting solely of ...

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This is what I had come for, just this, and nothing more. A fling of leafy motion on the cliffs, the ...

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Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns the gears that spin the belt in the engine of ...

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The notion of the infinite variety of detail and the multiplicity of forms is a pleasing one; in com ...

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I can't dance anymore. Total knee replacements. I can't do anything anymore.

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A writer looking for subjects inquires not after what he loves best, but after what he alone loves a ...

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There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased ...

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The writer studies literature, not the world. He is careful of what he reads, for that is what he wi ...

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The painter... does not fit the paints to the world. He most certainly does not fit the world to him ...

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People love pretty much the same things best. A writer looking for subjects inquires not after what ...

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