Quotation Explorer - 'Raymond Carver'

When you live in the dark for so long, you begin to love it. And it loves you back, and isn’t that the point? You think, the face turns to the shadows, and just as well. It accepts, it heals, it allows.But it also devours. - Raymond Carver
That's all we have, finally, the words, and they had better be the right ones. - Raymond Carver
My circumstances of unrelieved responsibility and permanent distraction necessitated the short story form. - Raymond Carver
It ought to make us feel ashamed when we talk like we know what we're talking about when we talk about love. - Raymond Carver
Don’t complain, don’t explain. - Raymond Carver
I don't fire up the prose. I just tell it straight and don't fool around with it. - Raymond Carver
Nights without beginning that had no end. Talking about a past as if it'd really happened. Telling themselves that this time next year, this time next year, things were going to be different. - Raymond Carver
Happiness. It comes onunexpectedly. And goes beyond, really,any early morning talk about it. - Raymond Carver
I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone's heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark. - Raymond Carver
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