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Richard Ford

American,  Author
Total Quotes : 26
Hope Fear Alike

Fear and hope are alike underneath.

- Richard Ford

Whole Other Beats

America beats on you so hard the whole time. You are constantly being pummeled by other people's rights and their sense of patriotism.

- Richard Ford

Brain Had Period

I had a Tourette's period. And obsessive compulsive disorder. Things would get in my brain that I couldn't get out of my brain.

- Richard Ford

Work Through Flat Out

For a writer, children make life needlessly hard. I've muddled through a lot of things, but I have not muddled through my writing life. I work absolutely flat out, giving it my all.

- Richard Ford

Worry Think Pathological

In order to write novels for a living - it's not pathological, but I do think and worry and brood and fidget about stuff that I'm working on.

- Richard Ford

Think New Offers

It's interesting to leave a place, interesting even to think about it. Leaving reminds us of what we can part with and what we can't, then offers us something new to look forward to, to dream about.

- Richard Ford

Good Got By The Time

I don't hate children. My wife and I just didn't think we would be good parents, and also by the time we got married in 1968, we were pretty nose-down toward what we wanted to do, and having a child was going to be an excuse to fail.

- Richard Ford

Southern Larger

I decided early on that I wanted to participate in the greater American experience, rather than the parochial one in Mississippi. But I have an urge as a writer to meld the Southern experience into the larger American one.

- Richard Ford

Work Them Very

I work really hard at these books, and when colleagues write nasty reviews of them, I take it very personally.

- Richard Ford

Thought Tell About

Literature has as one of its principal allures that it tells you something about life that life itself can't tell you. I just thought literature is a thing that human beings do.

- Richard Ford

Father Exploding Tumult

My father died in my arms. That's tumult. That's everything exploding.

- Richard Ford

Literature Extra Felt

I started reading literature at 17 or 18, and I felt this extra beat to life.

- Richard Ford

Love Think How

I think once you love somebody, you love somebody; that's just how it is.

- Richard Ford

Life Facts Shared

Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known.

- Richard Ford

Happy My Life Been

I've been mainly a happy boy in my life. I married the right girl and we did what we wanted to do.

- Richard Ford

Compelling Most Stories

I have a theory... that someplace at the heart of most compelling stories is something that doesn't make sense.

- Richard Ford

Doing Maybe Your

There's a lot to be said for doing what you're not supposed to do, and the rewards of doing what you're supposed to do are more subtle and take longer to become apparent, which maybe makes it less attractive. But your life is the blueprint you make after the building is built.

- Richard Ford

Father Die Better

Your father has to die, better he dies in your arms.

- Richard Ford

Never Still Naturally

Writing never came naturally and I still have to force my hand to do it.

- Richard Ford

Which Similar Ways

The ways in which things are superficially similar but also distinct is interesting to me.

- Richard Ford