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Wally Lamb Quote: “I cried because I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet.”

I cried because I had no shoes. Then I met a man who had no feet.

— Wally Lamb



Wally Lamb Quote: “Change what you can, accept what you can’t, and be smart enough to know the difference.”

Change what you can, accept what you can’t, and be smart enough to know the difference.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “Only there’s two sides to every story, you know. You just remember that.”

Only there’s two sides to every story, you know. You just remember that.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers, along the way, what he needs.”

The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers, along the way, what he needs.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “The greatest griefs are silent.”

The greatest griefs are silent.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “Fiction writing is a strange business when you think about it. You sit down and weave a network of lies to explore deeper truths.”

Fiction writing is a strange business when you think about it. You sit down and weave a network of lies to explore deeper truths.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “Love grows from the rich foam of forgiveness, mongrels make good dogs, and the evidence of God exists in the roundness of things.”

Love grows from the rich foam of forgiveness, mongrels make good dogs, and the evidence of God exists in the roundness of things.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “A woman who surrenders her freedom need not surrender her dignity.”

A woman who surrenders her freedom need not surrender her dignity.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.”

Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “Getting a job scared her but she was determined not to shy away from risk. That’s what life’s all about. Climbing out onto the airplane wing and jumping off.”

Getting a job scared her but she was determined not to shy away from risk. That’s what life’s all about. Climbing out onto the airplane wing and jumping off.

— Wally Lamb



Wally Lamb Quote: “Its the most breathtakingly ironic things about living: the fact that we are all-identical twins included-alone. Singular. And yet what we seek-what saves us-is our connection to others.”

Its the most breathtakingly ironic things about living: the fact that we are all-identical twins included-alone. Singular. And yet what we seek-what saves us-is our connection to others.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “Love comes in far more shapes and sizes than what the family-values crowd condones, of course.”

Love comes in far more shapes and sizes than what the family-values crowd condones, of course.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “If the book is true, it will find an audience that is meant to read it.”

If the book is true, it will find an audience that is meant to read it.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “The evidence of God exists in the roundness of things.”

The evidence of God exists in the roundness of things.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “With destruction comes renovation.”

With destruction comes renovation.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “Love is like breathing, you take it in and let it out.”

Love is like breathing, you take it in and let it out.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “The point is this: that the stream of memory may lead you to the river of understanding. And understanding, in turn, may be a tributary to the river of forgiveness.”

The point is this: that the stream of memory may lead you to the river of understanding. And understanding, in turn, may be a tributary to the river of forgiveness.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “Power, wrongly used, defeats the oppressor as well as the oppressed.”

Power, wrongly used, defeats the oppressor as well as the oppressed.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “Life is a whoopee cushion, a chair pulled away just as you were taking a seat.”

Life is a whoopee cushion, a chair pulled away just as you were taking a seat.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “People waste their happiness – that’s what makes me sad. Everyone’s so scared to be happy.”

People waste their happiness – that’s what makes me sad. Everyone’s so scared to be happy.

— Wally Lamb



Wally Lamb Quote: “Human behavior in the midst of hardship caught my attention very early on, and my first stories were all pictures, no words.”

Human behavior in the midst of hardship caught my attention very early on, and my first stories were all pictures, no words.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “If you want your prayers answered, get up off your knees and do something about them.”

If you want your prayers answered, get up off your knees and do something about them.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “Let me tell you something, my wife died for Tuesdays ago. Cancer of the colon. We were married forty-one years. Now you stop feeling sorry for yourself and lose some of that pork of yours. Pretty girl like you – you don’t want to do this yourself.”

Let me tell you something, my wife died for Tuesdays ago. Cancer of the colon. We were married forty-one years. Now you stop feeling sorry for yourself and lose some of that pork of yours. Pretty girl like you – you don’t want to do this yourself.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “But what are our stories if not the mirrors we hold up to our fears?”

But what are our stories if not the mirrors we hold up to our fears?

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “I thought about how love was always the thing that did that – smashed into you, left you raw. The deeper you loved, the deeper it hurt.”

I thought about how love was always the thing that did that – smashed into you, left you raw. The deeper you loved, the deeper it hurt.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “I walked over and looked closer at the statue of the goddess. She was wearing a headdress with a skull and a cobra and a crescent moon. Maybe this is what peace of mind was all about: having a poisonous snake on your head and smiling anyway.”

I walked over and looked closer at the statue of the goddess. She was wearing a headdress with a skull and a cobra and a crescent moon. Maybe this is what peace of mind was all about: having a poisonous snake on your head and smiling anyway.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “If you risked love, it took you wherever you wanted to go. If you repressed it, you ended up unhappy.”

If you risked love, it took you wherever you wanted to go. If you repressed it, you ended up unhappy.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “First I laughed my way through Elinor Lipman’s book of political tweets. Then I put my ear to the ground and listened to Molly Ivins guffawing from the grave. Lipman is a piquant poetic rock star!”

First I laughed my way through Elinor Lipman’s book of political tweets. Then I put my ear to the ground and listened to Molly Ivins guffawing from the grave. Lipman is a piquant poetic rock star!

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “I usually learn more from the situations I hate than the ones I love.”

I usually learn more from the situations I hate than the ones I love.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “All the dead bolts, pulled shades and hidden knives in the world couldn’t protect you from the truth.”

All the dead bolts, pulled shades and hidden knives in the world couldn’t protect you from the truth.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “I think I write fiction for the opportunity to get beyond the limits of my own life.”

I think I write fiction for the opportunity to get beyond the limits of my own life.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “However far fiction writers stray from their own lives and experiences – and I stray pretty far from mine – I think, ultimately, that we may be writing what we need to write in some way, albeit unconsciously.”

However far fiction writers stray from their own lives and experiences – and I stray pretty far from mine – I think, ultimately, that we may be writing what we need to write in some way, albeit unconsciously.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “This was what could happen to you: you could end up this far from where you thought you were going.”

This was what could happen to you: you could end up this far from where you thought you were going.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “The roundness of life’s design may be a sign that there is a presence beyond ourselves.”

The roundness of life’s design may be a sign that there is a presence beyond ourselves.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “I like to be surprised. The best writing is when it defies me, when it starts going a different way than I had planned.”

I like to be surprised. The best writing is when it defies me, when it starts going a different way than I had planned.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “I wanted to connect a modern story with a myth that I had read.”

I wanted to connect a modern story with a myth that I had read.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “As my early drawings warned me, where humans go, lions and tidal waves follow.”

As my early drawings warned me, where humans go, lions and tidal waves follow.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “I like to write first-person because I like to become the character I’m writing.”

I like to write first-person because I like to become the character I’m writing.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “So many bad things have happened to them that they can’t trust the good things. They have to shove them away before someone can get it back.”

So many bad things have happened to them that they can’t trust the good things. They have to shove them away before someone can get it back.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “Religion’s just a well-oiled profit-driven denial of the randomness of it all.”

Religion’s just a well-oiled profit-driven denial of the randomness of it all.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “Love stories are probably all Ive ever been able to write or want to write.”

Love stories are probably all Ive ever been able to write or want to write.

— Wally Lamb


Wally Lamb Quote: “I love the most the students with troubled lives.”

I love the most the students with troubled lives.

— Wally Lamb

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