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    The market kills more artistic passion than anything else.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: passion 
     
    We're all getting lashed to the great wheel of uniformity.
    — Robert James Waller
    if only we lost our minds and arrived at our hearts
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: heart  lost  mind 
     
    It's kind of strange- in fiction you get to tell lies and are applauded for it.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: lies  fiction 
     
    I sometimes have the feeling you've been here a long time, more than one lifetime, and that you've dwelt in private places none of the rest of us has even dreamed about.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: time 
     
    One great love in a single lifetime was enough for anyone.
    — Robert James Waller
    Remember the great adversity of art or anything else is a hurried life.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: adversity 
     
    The curse of modern times is the preponderance of male hormones in places where they can do long-term damage. Even if were not talking about wars between nations or assaults on nature, there's still that aggressiveness that keeps us apart from each other and the problems we need to be working on.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: time  nature  problem  war 
     
    First you must have the images, then come the words.
    — Robert James Waller
    It's clear to me now that I have been moving toward you and you toward me for a long time. Though neither of us was aware of the other before we met, there was a kind of mindless certainty bumming blithely along beneath our ignorance that ensured we would come together. Like two solitary birds flying the great prairies by celestial reckoning, all of these years and lifetimes we have been moving toward one another.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: time  year  ignorance 
     
    And in that moment, everything I knew to be true about myself up until then was gone. I was acting like another woman, yet I was more myself than ever before.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: women  moment  true  gone 
     
    This is why I'm here on this planet, at this time, Francesca. Not to travel or make pictures, but to love you. I know that now. I have been falling from the rim of a great, high place, somewhere back in time, for many more years than I have lived in this life. And through all of those years, I have been falling toward you.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: time  travel  year 
     
    Sometime I'm going to do an essay called 'The Virtues of Amateurism' for all of those people who wish they earned their living in the arts. The market kills more artistic people than anything else. It's a world of safety out there, for most people. They want safety, the magazines and manufacturers give them safety, give them homogeneity, give them the familiar and comfortable, don't challenge them.
    — Robert James Waller
    Once a person knows a kiss and a kind word, you can't blame him for never wanting to live without them again. - "The Bridges of Madison County"
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: people  live  kiss 
     
    And I remember most of what I know that is good and true and lasting has come not from scholars but from minstrels and gypsies.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: true  gypsy 
     
    The old dreams were good dreams; they didn't work out but I'm glad I had them.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: work  dreams 
     
    For we have come by different ways to this place... I can tell by the natural ease with which you wear fine clothes and the way your mouth moves when you speak with waiters in good restaurants. You have come the way of castles and cathedrals, of elegance and empire.
    — Robert James Waller
    We have both lost ourselves and created something else, something that exists only as an interlacing of the two of us.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: lost 
     
    There are songs that come free from the blue-eyed grass, from the dust of a thousand country roads. This is one of them.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: song 
     
    In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no matter how many lifetimes you live.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: live  universe 
     
    Analysis destroys wholes. Some things, magic things, are meant to stay whole. If you look at their pieces, they go away.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: magic 
     
    The overriding problem with our country, and our world in general, is that we are, in large part, managed by incompetents. Most of these are men who have spent their lives seeking power rather than themselves.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: men  power  live  world  problem 
     
    Life is never easy for those who dream.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: dreams 
     
    The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it's been broken into a million pieces.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: heart  human  broken 
     
    The heart never forgets, never gives up, the territory marked off for those who came before.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: heart 
     
    I am the highway and a peregrine and all the sails that ever went to sea
    — Robert James Waller
    The curse of modern times is the propensity of male hormones in places where they can do the most damage
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: time 
     
    An inherent kindness exists in the process of aging ... we are allowed to move along gradually.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: kindness  process  aging 
     
    When a woman makes the choice to marry, to have children; in one way her life begins but in another way it stops. You build a life of details. You become a mother, a wife and you stop and stay steady so that your children can move. And when they leave they take your life of details with them. And then you're expected move again only you don't remember what moves you because no-one has asked in so long. Not even yourself.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: children  women  choice  child  mother  wife  marry 
     
    The reality is not exactly what the song started out to be, but it's not a bad song.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: reality  bad  song 
     
    Such physical matters were nice, yet, to him, intelligence and passion born of living, the ability to move and be moved by subtleties of the mind and spirit, were what really counted.
    — Robert James Waller
    Anyone who can feel that way about a woman is worth lovin himself.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: women  worth 
     
    Complex things are easy to do. Simplicity's the real challenge.
    — Robert James Waller
    tags: challenge  real  complex 
     
    The road is a strange place. Shuffling along, I looked up and you were there walking across the grass toward my truck on an August day. In retrospect, it seems inevitable - it could not have been any other way- a case of what I call the high probability of the improbable
    — Robert James Waller
    This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime!
    — Robert James Waller
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