If you want your prayers answered, get up off your knees and do something about them.
("She's Come Undone")
More Quotes from Wally Lamb:I stumbled from the dark woods of my own, and my family's, and my country's past, holding in my hands these truths: that love grows from the rich loam of forgiveness; that mongrels make good dogs; that the evidence of God exists in the roundness of things.
But what are our stories if not the mirrors we hold up to our fears?
However far fiction writers stray from their own lives and experiences - and I stray pretty far from mine - I think, ultimately, that we may be writing what we need to write in some way, albeit unconsciously.
Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.
That's the trouble with survival of the fittest, isn't it, Dominick? The corpse at your feet. That little inconvenience.
Getting a job scared her but she was determined not to shy away from risk. That's what life's all about. Climbing out onto the airplane wing and jumping off.
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The Lord made Adam, the Lord made Eve, he made 'em both a little bit naive.
E. Y. Harburg
The only real power comes out of a long rifle.