” For a long time I wanted to do the kind of work my dad did. He was going to ask his foreman at the mill to put me on after I graduated. So I worked at the mill for about six months. But I hated the work and knew from the first day I didn’t want to do that for the rest of my life. “


” Life and death matters, yes. And the question of how to behave in this world, how to go in the face of everything. Time is short and the water is rising. “


” I guess my writing has changed as my life has. “


” Most of my stories, if not all of them, have some basis in real life. That’s the kind of fiction I’m most interested in. I suppose that’s one reason I don’t have much respect for fiction that seems to be game playing. “



All 4 Raymond Carver Quotes about Life in picture


For a long time I wanted to do the kind of work my dad did. He was going to ask his foreman at the mill to put me on after I graduated. So I worked at the mill for about six months. But I hated the work and knew from the first day I didn
Life and death matters, yes. And the question of how to behave in this world, how to go in the face of everything. Time is short and the water is rising.


I guess my writing has changed as my life has.
Most of my stories, if not all of them, have some basis in real life. That
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