John irving Quotes

“Religious freedom should work two ways: we should be free to...

“Religious freedom should work two ways: we should be free to practice the religion of our choice, but we must also be free from having someone else's religion practiced on us.” ― John Irving
📅︎ Jul 26
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“You take every opportunity given you in this wo...

“You take every opportunity given you in this world, even if you have too many opportunities. One day, the opportunities stop, you know.” - John Irving
📅︎ Feb 17
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“You know, everybody dies. My parents died. Your father died. Everyb...

“You know, everybody dies. My parents died. Your father died. Everybody dies. I'm going to die too. So will you. The thing is, to have a life before we die. It can be a real adventure having a life” - John Irving
📅︎ Jul 09
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Half my life i...

Half my life is an act of revision. – John Irving
📅︎ Oct 12
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“If you care about something you have to protect it....

“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
📅︎ Jul 25
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“Religious freedom should work two ways: we should be free to practice ...

“Religious freedom should work two ways: we should be free to practice the religion of our choice, but we must also be free from having someone else's religion practiced on us.” ― John Irving, My Movie Business: A Memoir
📅︎ Sep 23
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"If you are lucky enough to find a ...

"If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it." - John Irving
📅︎ Oct 17
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"The way you define yourself as a writer is that you ...

"The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free minute. If you didn't behave that way you would never do anything." - John Irving
📅︎ May 16
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"When someone you love dies, and you’re not expecting it, you don’t lose her all at once; you l...

"When someone you love dies, and you’re not expecting it, you don’t lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time — the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers." ― John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany
📅︎ Oct 24
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“You've got to get obsesse...

“You've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.” ― John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire
📅︎ Oct 13
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I'm drawn to character...

I'm drawn to characters who see the future, or think they do.—John Irving
📅︎ Aug 25
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"If you care about something you have to protect it ...

"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
📅︎ Jul 01
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