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Joyce Carol Oates
June 16, 1938 -
Nationality: American
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: American Novelist

Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting, just as it is about feeling pain, if not devastating psychological paralysis, more than it is about winning.


Our house is made of glass... and our lives are made of glass; and there is nothing we can do to protect ourselves.


Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light.


Our enemy is by tradition our savior, in preventing us from superficiality.


The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.


Boxing has become America's tragic theater.


What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me.


We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.


In love there are two things - bodies and words.


The third man in the ring makes boxing possible.


Homo sapiens is the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority, then forgets that symbols are inventions.


When people say there is too much violence in my books, what they are saying is there is too much reality in life.


Life and people are complex. A writer as an artist doesn't have the personality of a politician. We don't see the world that simply.


Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost.


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.


To be knocked out doesn't mean what it seems. A boxer does not have to get up.


Where we come from in America no longer signifies. It's where we go, and what we do when we get there, that tells us who we are.


Nothing is accidental in the universe - this is one of my Laws of Physics - except the entire universe itself, which is Pure Accident, pure divinity.


The great menace to the life of an industry is industrial self-complacency.


It is not her body that he wants but it is only through her body that he can take possession of another human being, so he must labor upon her body, he must enter her body, to make his claim.


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