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Joyce Carol Oates quotes and sayings

Novelist | Born: June 16, 1938
Joyce Carol Oates motivational quote : On the elusive gift of blending austerity of craft with elasticity of allure.
Joyce Carol Oates motivational quote : Why the need, rising in some very nearly to the level of compulsion, to verify experience by way of language?-to scrupulously record and preserve the very passing of Time?
Joyce Carol Oates motivational quote : Where we come from in America no longer signifies. It's where we go, and what we do when we get there, that tells us who we are.
Joyce Carol Oates motivational quote : The regional voice is the universal voice.
Joyce Carol Oates motivational quote : It's one of those secrets that's embarrassing to acknowledge, but we do love our students.
Joyce Carol Oates motivational quote : Great art is cathartic; it is always moral.
Joyce Carol Oates motivational quote : celebrate while you can.
Joyce Carol Oates motivational quote : I was trying not to be happy, hopeful. I did not believe I deserved happiness or even hope, if you knew my soul.
Joyce Carol Oates motivational quote : Yet the fact had no consciousness of itself except through me.
Joyce Carol Oates motivational quote : I could never take the idea of religion very seriously.
Joyce Carol Oates motivational quote : A lawyer is basically a mouth, like a shark is a mouth attached to a long gut. The business of lawyers is to talk, to interrupt one another, and to devour each other if possible.
Joyce Carol Oates motivational quote : If I'm writing, I'll say something metaphorical or approximate, whereas scientists are very precise.
Joyce Carol Oates motivational quote : The - the sort of thing that I want to do is to strike a resonant chord of universality in other people, which is best done by fiction.