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Joyce Carol Oates

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Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.

— Joyce Carol Oates


The worst thing: to give yourself away in exchange for not enough love.

— Joyce Carol Oates

#wisdom #love

See, people come into your life for a reason. They might not know it themselves, why. You might not know it. But there's a reason. There has to be

— Joyce Carol Oates

#reason #life

In love there are two things - bodies and words.

— Joyce Carol Oates

#bodies #things #two #words

A daydreamer is prepared for most things.

— Joyce Carol Oates


He was ugly, himself. Weird-ugly. But ugliness in a man doesn't matter, much. Ugliness in a woman is her life.

— Joyce Carol Oates

#women #life

Keeing busy" is the remedy for all the ills in America. It's also the means by which the creative impulse is destroyed.

— Joyce Carol Oates


Which is why we say I can't live without you meaning your life gives life to me, who am otherwise an empty vessel, nameless.

— Joyce Carol Oates


I have forced myself to begin writing when I've been utterly exhausted, when I've felt my soul as thin as a playing card…and somehow the activity of writing changes everything.

— Joyce Carol Oates


If you are a writer you locate yourself behind a wall of silence and no matter what you are doing, driving a car or walking or doing housework you can still be writing, because you have that space.

— Joyce Carol Oates

#behind #car #doing #driving #housework

About Joyce Carol Oates

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Together the couple founded The Ontario Review a literary magazine in 1974 on which Oates served as associate editor. Joyce Carol Oates (born June 16 1938) is an American author.

Oates publiJoyce Carol Oatesd her first book in 1963 and has since publiJoyce Carol Oatesd over forty novels as well as a number of plays and novellas and many volumes of short stories poetry and nonfiction. She has won many awards for her writing including the National Book Award for her novel them (1969) two O. Henry Awards and the National Humanities Medal.

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