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Paulette Bates Alden

  • He talks for the pleasure of his own voice, the way dogs bark and birds sing.

    • Paulette Bates Alden,
    • "Blue Mountains," Feeding the Eagles ()
  • ... her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated.

    • Paulette Bates Alden,
    • "Legacies," Feeding the Eagles ()
  • Miriam has never been good at leaps. She was always the kid who had to back down the ladder of the high dive.

    • Paulette Bates Alden,
    • "Ladies Luncheon," Feeding the Eagles ()
  • Writing the short story is essentially an act of grace. It's not a matter of will so much as trust. I try to let the story do some of the work for me. It knows what it wants to do, say, be. I try not to stand in its way.

    • Paulette Bates Alden,
    • conference ()
  • Home, as far as I'm concerned, is the place you have to leave. And then, if you're like me, spend the rest of your life mourning.

    • Paulette Bates Alden,
    • in Hungry Mind Review ()

Paulette Bates Alden, U.S. writer