Quotation Explorer - 'William H. Gass'

I am firmly of the opinion that people who can’t speak have nothing to say. It’s one more thing we do to the poor, the deprived: cut out their tongues allow them a language as lousy as their life - William H. Gass
Fiction becomes visual by becoming verbal - William H. Gass
For me, the short story is not a character sketch, a mouse trap, an epiphany, a slice of suburban life. It is the flowering of a symbol center. It is a poem grafted onto sturdier stock. - William H. Gass
I write because I hate. A lot. Hard. - William H. Gass
It’s not the word made flesh we want in writing, in poetry and fiction, but the flesh made word - William H. Gass
They try to thrive. To multiply. To make murder a method of management. - William H. Gass
Freud thought that a psychosis was a waking dream, and that poets were daydreamers too, but I wonder if the reverse is not as often true, and that madness is a fiction lived in like a rented house - William H. Gass
More and more I knew my budding world was ruined if he were free in it. As a specimen Mr. Wallace might be my pride. Glory to him in a jar. But free! Better to release the sweet moving tiger or the delicate snake, the monumental elephant. I was just a castaway to be devoured. - William H. Gass
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