When people say there is too much violence in [my books], what they are saying is there is too much reality in life.
Quote by Joyce Carol Oates
Where we come from in America no longer signifies. It's where we go, and what...
In love there are two things; bodies and words
Boxing is about being hit rather more than it is about hitting, just as it...
To be knocked out doesn't mean what it seems. A boxer does not have to...
The third man in the ring makes boxing possible.
Our house is made of glass... and our lives are made of glass; and there...
In love there are two things -- bodies and words.
Study until twenty five, investigate until forty, profession until sixty, at which age I would...
If food is poetry, is not poetry also food?
It is not her body that he wants but it is only through her body...
The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.
Love commingled with hate is more powerful than love. Or hate.
Homo sapiens are the species that invents symbols in which to invest passion and authority,...
Our enemy is by tradition our savior, in preventing us from superficiality.
What I aspired to be and was not, comforts me.
The television screen, so unlike the movie screen, sharply reduced human beings, revealed them as...
When people say there is too much violence in my books, what they are saying...
We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.
The great menace to the life of an industry is industrial self-complacency.
Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for...