Annie Dillard Quotes

- Notable Annie Dillard Quotes Index -

Born: April 30, 1945, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Author

1.
A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.
- Annie Dillard

2.
Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.
- Annie Dillard

3.
As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.
- Annie Dillard

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Buddhism notes that it is always a mistake to think your soul can go it alone.
- Annie Dillard

5.
Eskimo: 'If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?' Priest: 'No, not if you did not know.' Eskimo: 'Then why did you tell me?'
- Annie Dillard

6.
I would like to learn, or remember, how to live.
- Annie Dillard

7.
It is ironic that the one thing that all religions recognize as separating us from our creator, our very self-consciousness, is also the one thing that divides us from our fellow creatures. It was a bitter birthday present from evolution.
- Annie Dillard

8.
It's a little silly to finally learn how to write at this age. But I long ago realized I was secretly sincere.
- Annie Dillard

9.
People love pretty much the same things best. A writer looking for subjects inquires not after what he loves best, but after what he alone loves at all.
- Annie Dillard

10.
The surest sign of age is loneliness.
- Annie Dillard

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There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.
- Annie Dillard

12.
There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.
- Annie Dillard

13.
You can't test courage cautiously.
- Annie Dillard

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