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A woman, no matter the age, is always learning, always becoming. But a man ... stops learning at fourteen or so. — Edward P. Jones

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I never like to put myself in the stories; in 'Lost in the City,' there are fourteen stories, and there's only one, 'The First Day,' about a little girl going to school, that has anything to do with me. — Edward P. Jones

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[He] went on to tell her that certain work songs made the work a little easier, but that there were others, depending upon the time of day, that dragged a body down, so 'you just gotta be careful with your songs and your hummin' and whatnot. — Edward P. Jones

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I have said with as much sincerity as I can muster that if I were thrown into a dungeon with a sentence of one hundred years, with my only company being an illiterate guard who came twice a day with meals but who never spoke, I would still write - on coarse toilet paper in the dark if I could spare it. — Edward P. Jones

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You don't go to the library and walk along and pick out a topic. You are riding the bus, or shopping at Safeway, and all of a sudden the idea comes to you. — Edward P. Jones

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My father was Catholic, and my mother wanted me to go to Catholic school. That's what I did in first grade. But she couldn't afford the payments. I think it must have hurt her a lot, not to be able to give me a Catholic education. — Edward P. Jones

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I'm not afraid of my own company. I was made to be at home. — Edward P. Jones

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The people I grew up around, almost all of them had been born and raised in the South. And, you know, they didn't always go to church, but they lived their lives as if God were watching everything they did. — Edward P. Jones

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From my apartment in Arlington, I could see Washington. It was always nice to be near home. — Edward P. Jones

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Perhaps if I knew I would be stranded on an island with but one book, I would choose the Bible. For no religious reason whatsoever, but because of the varieties of stories, which might be useful as the days pass. — Edward P. Jones

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Whenever people in that part of the world asked Patterson about the wonders of America, the possibilities and the hope of America, Patterson would say that it was a good and fine place but all the Americans were running it into the ground and that it would be a far better place if it had no Americans. — Edward P. Jones

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You too heavy a man for me to carry ... I done carried heavy men and I know how they can break your back. I ain't got but this one back and I don't want it broke again ... — Edward P. Jones

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I'm fascinated by the awful, awful things that human beings do to each other. — Edward P. Jones

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There are those who write because they believe they have something so marvelous that it will make them famous and wealthy, a lauded commodity who will be invited to a lifetime of cocktail parties. — Edward P. Jones

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Calvin had long been uneasy in his own person and so lived to put everyone else at ease. — Edward P. Jones

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(Her husband's departure ... ) had picked Mildred up by the hair and dropped her down at the doorstep of insanity.
From Butterfly on F street — Edward P. Jones

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I've never been comfortable with the idea of using family and friends in stories. Which is why it takes me longer than something else. Because you make them up out of nothing. Doing that is harder. — Edward P. Jones

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We are all worthy of one another. — Edward P. Jones

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'Jane Eyre,' when I think of that book, it conjures up the best moments of college English courses. Literature is extraordinary, especially when you have a good professor. — Edward P. Jones

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In journalism, a fact is just a fact. But in fiction, you have to build your case. It has to be made, step by step. — Edward P. Jones

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Those of us with this ancient compulsion to tell stories sometimes start with a single kernel of something. — Edward P. Jones

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A man does not learn very well, Mr. Robbins. Women, yes, because they are used to bending with whatever wind comes along. A woman, no matter the age, is always learning, always becoming. But a man, if you will pardon me, stops learning at fourteen or so. He shuts it all down, Mr. Robbins. A log is capable of learning more than a man. To teach a man would be a battle, a war, and I would lose. — Edward P. Jones

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When you grow up with a mother who has to wash dishes and clean hotel rooms, you know the importance of having a job, and you can't be without a job for any length of time, or you will be without anything. — Edward P. Jones

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My mother worked in the white world, but I lived almost exclusively in a black world. I don't think I had ever seen a white teacher until I got to high school. — Edward P. Jones

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My mother relied on her memory to do things because she couldn't read. Part of that was not really knowing numbers. — Edward P. Jones

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The hitter can never be the judge. Only the receiver of the blow can tell you how hard it was, whether it would kill a man or make a baby just yawn. — Edward P. Jones

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In the summer of 1964, my sister and I went to South Ballston, Virginia, to stay with my aunt and her kids. They passed the civil rights bill that summer; my cousins were so happy because now they could swim in the pool. — Edward P. Jones

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I don't believe that there is any particular book that influenced any 'career' I might have. — Edward P. Jones

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People seem to have trouble with the imagination. They can't believe that you can just pull things out of your brain like that. — Edward P. Jones

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I write a lot in my head. I've never been driven to write things down. — Edward P. Jones

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Something happened during the 1980s - perhaps the political climate of that time - that caused me to ask how a people would become part of a system that oppresses their own people. — Edward P. Jones

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At first I read mostly books by Southern authors - black and white - because almost all the people I knew were born and raised in the South, starting with my mother. I remember I got a lot of Erskine Caldwell. — Edward P. Jones

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I don't want to own something that you can't take into your apartment at night. — Edward P. Jones

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It just so happens that I was born and raised in Washington. Had I been born in Chicago or San Antonio, the streets and places would have figured into whatever I wrote. Just so happens that it's Washington, D.C. — Edward P. Jones

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Until I can read a story physically, with the eyes, it doesn't seem to exist for me. — Edward P. Jones