Best Quotes by Joyce Carol Oates (Top 10)

  1. I never change, I simply become more myself.
  2. Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.
  3. The strangeness of Time. Not in its passing, which can seem infinite, like a tunnel whose end you can't see, whose beginning you've forgotten, but in the sudden realization that something finite, has passed, and is irretrievable.
  4. See, people come into your life for a reason. They might not know it themselves, why. You might not know it. But there's a reason. There has to be
  5. In love there are two things - bodies and words.
  6. He was ugly, himself. Weird-ugly. But ugliness in a man doesn't matter, much. Ugliness in a woman is her life.
  7. Keep a light, hopeful heart. But expect the worst.
  8. A daydreamer is prepared for most things.
  9. And this is the forbidden truth, the unspeakable taboo - that evil is not always repellent but frequently attractive; that it has the power to make of us not simply victims, as nature and accident do, but active accomplices.
  10. Read widely, and without apology. Read what you want to read, not what someone tells you you should read.

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