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  • Teaching, real teaching, is - or ought to be - a messy business.
    (Harry Crews)

  • There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.
    (Harry Crews)

  • I agree with the people who think it's slow. I wish to God they would have let me write the screenplay. But the worst person to ask about a film that's made from a book is the guy who wrote the book. He's always going to have bitches. . . . But I'm not bitching. . . . I'm glad they made it.
    (Harry Crews)

  • I like the acting in it. . . . Paul - I call him Paul Spaghetti because I can't pronounce his last name - he's talented. . . . I think he's one hell of an actor. I don't think that picture necessarily shows all his strengths. I thought the girl did a really good job.
    (Harry Crews)

  • What the artist owes the world is his work; not a model for living.
    (Harry Crews)


  • Survival is triumph enough.
    (Harry Crews)

  • He did not know what love was. And he did not know what good it was. But he knew he carried it around with him, a scabrous spot of rot, of contagion, for which there was no cure.
    (Harry Crews)

  • God love the car. It has shown the naked heart that lives in all of us. Man invented the car but the car -- out of pure malevolence no doubt -- changed the history of the world by reinventing man.
    (Harry Crews)

  • I believe some people are just too damn smart to write fiction.
    (Harry Crews)


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