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    He smelled cold water and cold intrepid green. Those early flowers smelled like cold water. Their fragrance was not the still perfume of high summer; it was the smell of cold, raw green.
    — Paul Harding
    tags: flowers  water 
     
    What an awful thing then, being there in our house together with our daughter gone, trying to be equal to so many sudden orders of sorrow, any one of which alone would have wrenched us from our fragile orbits around each other.
    — Paul Harding
    tags: sorrow  alone  gone  daughter 
     
    Don't confine truth to fact. Imaginative truth is as powerful, and often enough, more so than fact.
    — Paul Harding
    tags: truth  powerful  facts 
     
    I worry that if whatever pops into your head at any instant immediately goes online, you lose the crucial time for your thoughts to simmer and evolve and build up nuance, depth and empathy.
    — Paul Harding
    I was just delighted to be a legitimate, for-real published author.
    — Paul Harding
    tags: author 
     
    I was ravenous for my child and took to gorging myself in the boneyard, hoping that she might possibly meet me halfway, or just beyond, one night, if only for an instant-step back into her own bare feet, onto the wet grass or fallen leaves or snowy ground of the living Enon, so that we could share just one last human word.
    — Paul Harding
    Light changes, our eyes blink and see the world from the slightest difference of perspective and our place in it has changed.
    — Paul Harding
    tags: world  eyes  perspective 
     
    Who was the greatest business man ever. . . The greatest salesman? Advertiser? Who? . . . It was Jesus. . . Jesus was the founder of modern business. . . he picked up twelve men from the bottom ranks of business and forged them into an organization that conquered the world!
    — Paul Harding
    tags: men  jesus  business 
     
    When his grandchildren had been little, they had asked if they could hide inside the clock. Now he wanted to gather them and open himself up and hide them among his ribs and faintly ticking heart.
    — Paul Harding
    tags: heart 
     
    If you want to be a writer, you write. Everybody wants to get published. You gotta play your long game.
    — Paul Harding
    tags: write  games 
     
    And as the ax bites into the wood, be comforted in the fact that the ache in your heart and the confusion in your soul means that you are still alive, still human, and still open to the beauty of the world, even though you have done nothing to deserve it.
    — Paul Harding
    tags: beauty  heart  world  human  soul  facts  confusion 
     
    I breathed the book before I saw it; tasted the book before I read it.
    — Paul Harding
    tags: book  read 
     
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