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    Sometimes you don't get but one mistake, if the one you pick is bad enough.
    — Madison Smartt Bell
    tags: mistakes  bad 
     
    In TheColorful Apocalypse, Greg Bottoms explores the frontier between inspiration and psychosis with the expressive power, the passionate fervor, and the faithfully unflinching honesty for which his work is deservedly known. This book is incisive, startling, and often genuinely moving.
    — Madison Smartt Bell
    tags: work  power  honesty  book 
     
    Edwidge Danticat's prose has a Chekhovian simplicity-an ability to state the most urgent truths in a measured and patiently plain style that gathers a luminous energy as it moves inexorably forward. In this book she makes a strong case that art, for immigrants from countries where human rights and even survival are often in jeopardy, must be a vocation to witness if it is not to be an idle luxury.
    — Madison Smartt Bell
    tags: truth  human  survival  energy  right  strong  book 
     
    In For Whom the Bell Tolls, Hemingway cozies up to revolution by romanticizing it (and not only with those execrable love scenes).
    — Madison Smartt Bell
    tags: revolution 
     
    I have always had a mystical attitude toward inspiration. Thats my nature.
    — Madison Smartt Bell
    tags: nature  attitude 
     
    To me, there is nothing more soothing than the song of a mosquito that cant get through the mesh to bite you.
    — Madison Smartt Bell
    tags: song 
     
    Haiti was founded by African slaves who rose against their European masters, had a revolution, and created a new state. There is no other such event in Western history.
    — Madison Smartt Bell
    tags: master  revolution 
     
    Since the 1960s, exile for Haitians is a condition that ends only to begin again.
    — Madison Smartt Bell
    I dont call myself a very good Christian, but I think I know one when I see one, and I also think I know when I dont.
    — Madison Smartt Bell
    tags: christian 
     
    Imaginative writing has always been a solitary and indeed a somewhat antisocial activity. Apprenticeship existed, no doubt, but it was an apprenticeship to books and not to living masters of the craft.
    — Madison Smartt Bell
    tags: living  master  doubt  craft  writing  book 
     
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