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Quotes by annie dillard - (9 quotes)

Annie Dillard - From the Art category:

Art is like an ill-trained Labrador retriever that drags you out into traffic. (Annie Dillard)

Annie Dillard - From the Awareness category:

I breathed the air of history all unaware, and walked oblivious through its littered layers. (Annie Dillard)

Annie Dillard - From the Awareness category:

Together we notice not only each mountain shadow and each stone on the beach but we notice each other's beautiful faces and complex natures so that Creation need not play to an empty house. (Annie Dillard)

Annie Dillard - From the Life category:

I had been my whole life a bell, and never knew it until at that moment I was lifted and struck. (Annie Dillard)

Annie Dillard - From the Life category:

-Pilgrim at Tinker Creek...
The extravagant gesture is the very stuff of creation. (Annie Dillard)

Annie Dillard - From the Studio category:

You need a room with no view so imagination can meet memory in the dark. (Annie Dillard)

Annie Dillard - From the Universe category:

The universe was not made in jest but in solemn incomprehensible earnest. (Annie Dillard)

Annie Dillard - From the Universe category:

A shepherd on a hilltop who looks at a mess of stars and thinks, 'There's a hunter, a plow, a fish,' is making mental connections that have real force in the universe as the very fires of those stars themselves. (Annie Dillard)

Annie Dillard - From the Vision category:

You are wrong if you think that you can in any way take the vision and tame it... The vision is not so much destroyed, exactly, as it is, by the time you have finished, forgotten. It has been replaced by this changeling. (Annie Dillard)