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Helen Dunmore Quotes and Sayings
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It is a violation which has obsessed the tyrants of the twentieth century.
They do not want simply to kill their opponents,
but to liquidate them, to deny that they have ever existed.
- Helen Dunmore

I was always influenced by language.
- Helen Dunmore

I concentrate on the lives of individuals whom the
reader comes to know and feel with intimately.
- Helen Dunmore

Poets go through a very tough apprenticeship in the use of words.
- Helen Dunmore

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When you are young you don't always realise how full of doubts everybody is.
- Helen Dunmore

I could start with Mandelstam, who was a huge influence on my early writing.
- Helen Dunmore

The poets whom I knew then were all men and all seemed
dauntingly sure of themselves -
although I am sure that really they were as uncertain as I was.
- Helen Dunmore


 

Children will not pretend to be enjoying books,
and they will not read books because they have been
told that these books are good.
They are looking for delight.
- Helen Dunmore

However, I began to submit poems to British magazines,
and some were accepted.
It was a great moment to see my first poems published.
It felt like entering a tradition.
- Helen Dunmore

I hope that readers will tear through my books because
they can't stop themselves -
and then,
maybe, read them again and find new things there.
- Helen Dunmore

Those who try to obliterate the past are injuring the present.
- Helen Dunmore

I didn't choose Russia but Russia chose me.
I had been fascinated from an early age by the culture,
the language, the literature and the history to the place.
- Helen Dunmore

My first collection of poems was published by Bloodaxe Books,
which was then a very new imprint.
- Helen Dunmore

I enjoy research; in fact research is so engaging that
it would be easy to go on for years,
and never write the novel at all.
- Helen Dunmore

Fiction came quite a while later.
I began with short stories and fiction for children.
- Helen Dunmore

I would like people to come into my Dreamworld and then choose to stay.
- Helen Dunmore

A novel, in the end, is a container,
a shape which you are trying to pour your story into.
- Helen Dunmore

However, the difficulties and pleasures of the writing
itself are similar for a novel with a historical setting
and a novel with a contemporary setting,
as far as I'm concerned.
- Helen Dunmore

Writing poetry makes you intensely conscious of how words sound,
both aloud and inside the head of the reader.
You learn the weight of words and how they sound to the ear.
- Helen Dunmore

The language has got to be fully alive -
I can't bear dull,
flaccid writing myself and I don't see why any reader should put up with it.
- Helen Dunmore

Writing children's books gives a writer a very strong
sense of narrative drive.
- Helen Dunmore

To try to expunge an individual's history is a terrible violation.
- Helen Dunmore

As individuals, we are shaped by story from the time of birth;
we are formed by what we are told by our parents,
our teachers, our intimates.
- Helen Dunmore

If we understand the past, we are more likely to recognise
what is happening around us.
- Helen Dunmore

I have learned so much from working with other poets,
travelling and reading with them, spending days discussing poems in progress.
There is the sense that we are all, as writers,
part of something which is more powerful than any of us.
- Helen Dunmore

I can remember being in my pram: children stayed in
their prams much longer then than they do now.
A big bouncy pram with black covers and a hood with
metal clips that could trap your fingers.
I was looking up at my sister who was sitting on the pram seat,
with her back to me.
- Helen Dunmore

Mourning Ruby is not a flat landscape:
it is more like a box with pictures painted on every face.
And each face is also a door which opens,
I hope, to take the reader deep into the book.
- Helen Dunmore

I also had to work through the violation of my date rape,
my unhealthy relationships with men,
my anger toward the people involved in the scandal,
and those who exploited me afterwards.
- Donna Rice

To force a man to pay for the violation of his own
liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury.
- Benjamin Tucker

When the violation of parity was discovered I began
a series of electronic experiments to investigate parity
violation in hyperon decays.
- James Cronin

Northern Uganda presents a situation of extraordinary
violation of the rights of children.
- Carol Bellamy

The new always carries with it the sense of violation,
of sacrilege.
What is dead is sacred; what is new,
that is different,
is evil, dangerous, or subversive.
- Henry Miller

I always won in my imagination.
I always hit the game-winning shot, or I hit the free throw.
Or if I missed, there was a lane violation,
and I was given another one.
- Mike Krzyzewski

Disarming Iraq is legal under a series of U.N.
resolutions.
Iraq is in flagrant violation of U.N.
Security Council resolutions.
- Jose Maria Aznar

Despite the rejection, and in violation of all the rules,
I came back year after year.
- Joseph Barbera

In my time, we served with noble and ethical leaders:
Gerry Ford,
Bob Michael, John Rhodes, men of impeccable honesty.
We didn't have anybody locked up for a violation of ethics.
- Pete McCloskey

In violation of the Habeas Corpus Act and the fundamental
laws of our constitution these men have never been
brought to trail or even allowed to see a lawyer.
- John Amery

I, like many members of my generation,
was concerned with segregation and the repeated violation of civil rights.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is one
of the most vicious crimes conceivable,
a violation of mankind's most basic duty to protect the innocent.
- James T. Walsh

So great moreover is the regard of the law for private property,
that it will not authorize the least violation of it;
no,
not even for the general good of the whole community.
- William Blackstone

More and more movies have been pressured to allow reporters
and TV cameras to come onto the set while you're working,
and I find that a real violation.
- Holly Hunter

I am still profoundly troubled by the war in Nicaragua.
The United States launched a covert war against another
nation in violation of international law,
a war that was wrong and immoral.
- Bianca Jagger

The Inspector General issued six reviews and reports
on actions taken based on provisions of the act.
In those six reports, the IG found that not one violation
of an individual's civil liberties -
a total of zero -
had taken place since the act was instituted.
- Jo Bonner

The members of such a society consider that the transgression
of a religious ordinance should be punished by civil penalties,
and that the violation of a civil duty exposes the
delinquent to divine correction.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

I believe that presidents up through and including
George Bush have known that Americans were left alive and in violation of law,
these high officials and certain of their appointed
subordinates have continued and perpetrated a cover up of this reality.
- Bo Gritz

The 10 largest antitrust law firms in the United States
have gone into the federal courts charging Monsanto
with creating a global conspiracy in violation of the antitrust laws,
to control the global market in seeds.
- Jeremy Rifkin

All initiation of force is a violation of someone else's rights,
whether initiated by an individual or the state,
for the benefit of an individual or group of individuals,
even if it's supposed to be for the benefit of another
individual or group of individuals.
- Ron Paul

In my judgment, based on the work that has been done
to this point of the Iraq Survey Group,
and in fact, that I reported to you in October,
Iraq was in clear violation of the terms of U.N.Resolution 1441.
- David Kay

The causes of the China Incident were the exclusion
and insult of Japan throughout China,
the exclusion of Japanese goods, the persecution of
Japanese residents in China,
and the illegal violation of Japanese rights.
- Hideki Tojo

And that's really what's happening in this country
is a violation of the First Commandment.
We have become a country entrenched in idolatry,
and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government.
We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection
and our provision and for our daily bread,
not for our government.
- Sharron Angle

It has always been a great wrong that these men and
their families should be held in bondage.
We of the North have hitherto acquiesced in it,
lest, in the endeavor to redress it in violation of the Constitution,
greater evils might ensue.
- Jay Alan Sekulow

If people knew of ethics violations,
they should have sent them to the Ethics Committee.
If you think there was serious ethics violation that ought to be looked at,
you don't hold it back for retaliatory purposes.
- Barney Frank

In defense of our persons and properties under actual violation,
we took up arms.
When that violence shall be removed,
when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors,
hostilities shall cease on our part also.
- Thomas Jefferson

If it be not a sin, an open, flagrant violation of
all the rules of justice and humanity,
to hold these slaves in bondage, it is indeed folly
to put ourselves to any trouble and expense in order to free them.
- Samuel Hopkins

First, we could have defied both of them and could
have gone to war against both of these nations for
this violation of international law and interference with our neutral rights.
- George William Norris

If giving points to some students to achieve greater
diversity is a quota system in violation of the Constitution,
how can the awarding of points to the children of a
less diverse alumni be upheld?
- Adam Schiff

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
- Helen Keller

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill
(also quoted as: "Courage is going from failure to failure
without losing enthusiasm."

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

We all tend to measure our worth by what we DO -
the actions we take.
We also highly value what we SAY.
However, the greatest impact we have
on our family, our friends,
and our world is our kindness and love.
A bowl of soup served with love
is a greater gift than a steak dinner served brusquely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence is the first article of my faith.
It is also the last article of my creed.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If co-operation is a duty, I hold that non-co-operation
also under certain conditions is equally a duty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

Rainbows and butterflies are themselves beautiful and highly symbolic,
but they are also representative of
all the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where love is, there God is also.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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