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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.”
“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.”
“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
Full name: Edna Annie Proulx.