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John Irving

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If you care about something you have to protect it – If you’re lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.

— John Irving


You've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.

— John Irving

#got #obsessed #stay #you

What is hardest to accept about the passage of time is that the people who once mattered the most to us wind up in parentheses.

— John Irving

#sad #sad

It is hard work and great art to make life not so serious.

— John Irving

#life #work #art

Keep passing the open windows.

— John Irving

#perseverance #suicide #love

In this dirty minded world, you are either someone's wife or someone's whore. And if you're not either people think there is something wrong with you....but there is nothing wrong with me

— John Irving


My life is a reading list.

— John Irving

#reading #life

We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them.

— John Irving

#perspective #revelation #self-discovery #mistakes

Goodnight you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.

— John Irving


In increments both measurable and not, our childhood is stolen from us -- not always in one momentous event but often in a series of small robberies, which add up to the same loss.

— John Irving


About John Irving

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Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim after the international success of The World According to Garp in 1978. ) In addition to his novels he has also publiJohn Irvingd Trying to Save Piggy Sneed a collection of his writings including a brief memoir and unpubliJohn Irvingd short fiction My Movie Business an account of the protracted process of bringing The Cider House Rules to the big screen and The Imaginary Girlfriend a short memoir focusing on writing and wrestling. ) a main character dealing with an absent or unknown parent a main character who is involved in film making and unusual sexual relationships (and often what Irving as referred to as "sexual outsiders") such as incest bestiality or between young men and older women.

Five of his novels have been adapted to film. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1999 for his script The Cider House Rules.

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