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John Irving

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— John Irving

#god #faith

You can learn a lot from your lovers, but-for the most part-you get to keep your friends longer, and you learn more from them.

— John Irving

#learning #lesson #life #love #life

I realize that a writer's business is setting fire to Piggy Sneed-and trying to save him-again and again; forever.

— John Irving

#failing #failure #piggy-sneed #save #saving

De alguna manera -había argumentado Garp- la vida es demasiado. La vida es un folletín melodramático no apto para menores, John

— John Irving


He wanted to take Homer Wells in his arms, and hug him, and kiss him, but he could only hope that Homer understood how much Dr. Larch's self-esteem was dependent on his self-control.

— John Irving

#self-control #self-restraint #love

Many things the gods achieve beyond our judgement,'" said the sorrowful girl. "'What we thought is not confirmed and what we thought not God contives.

— John Irving

#knowledge #religion #thought #faith

She was convinced that women were as often victims of themselves as they were of men.

— John Irving


...friends were more important than lovers - not least for the fact that friendships generally lasted longer than relationships.

— John Irving

#relationships #friendship

...the demands of writing and of real life are not always similar.

— John Irving


And when you love a book, commit one glorious sentence of it - perhaps your favourite sentence - to memory. That way you won't forget the language of the story that moved you to tears.

— 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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