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E. Annie Proulx

  • One of the tragedies of real life is that there is no background music.

  • He smelled submission in Quoyle, guessed he was butter of fair spreading consistency.

  • By January it had always been winter.

  • We're all strange inside. We learn how to disguise our differences as we grow up.

  • All the travelin I ever done is going around the coffeepot looking for the handle.

    • E. Annie Proulx,
    • "Brokeback Mountain," Close Range: Wyoming Stories ()
  • I rarely use the Internet for research, as I find the process cumbersome and detestable. The information gained is often untrustworthy and couched in execrable prose. It is unpleasant to sit in front of a twitching screen suffering assault by virus, power outage, sluggish searches, system crashes, the lack of direct human discourse, all in an atmosphere of scam and hustle.

    • E. Annie Proulx,
    • in Authors Guild Bulletin ()
  • No wonder, he thought, that panhandle people were a godly lot, for they lived in a sudden, violent atmosphere. Weather kept them humble.

E. Annie Proulx, U.S. writer, journalist

(1935)

Full name: Edna Annie Proulx.