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John Knowles

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I felt that I was not, never had been and never would be a living part of this overpoweringly solid and deeply meaningful world around me.

— John Knowles

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It is a sad day when one looks back and sees that his largest regrets have become some of the most integral elements of his dreams.

— John Knowles


Je ne give a damn pas about le français, Les filles en France ne wear pas les pantelons

— John Knowles


So the more things stay the same, the more they change after all.

— John Knowles

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Stranded in this mill town railroad yard while the whole world was converging elsewhere, we seemed to be nothing but children playing among heroic men.

— John Knowles

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I knew that part of friendship consisted in accepting a friend’s shortcomings, which sometimes included his parents.

— John Knowles

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You never waste your time. That's why I have to do it for you.

— John Knowles

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...he's imagining himself Justice incarnate, balancing the scales. He's forgotten that Justice incarnate is not only balancing the scales but also blindfolded.

— John Knowles


—plus c'est la même chose, plus ça change. Nothing endures, not a tree, not love, not even a death by violence.

— John Knowles

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My father was in the coal business in West Virginia. Both dad and mother were, however, originally from Massachusetts; New England, to them, meant the place to go if you really wanted an education.

— John Knowles

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About John Knowles

Did you know about John Knowles?

He attended St. Early in Knowles's career he wrote for the Hartford Courant and was assistant editor for Holiday magazine while he concurrently began writing novels of which he eventually completed seven. In his home town Knowles’ father was the vice president of a coal company and they received a steady income affording them a decent standard of living.

John Knowles (September 16 1926 – November 29 2001) was an American novelist best known for his novel A Separate Peace. He died in 2001 at the age of 75.

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