Sunday, March 13, 2011

Thought for the Day

Somebody tells you a story, let's say, and afterward,
you ask, "Is it true?" And if the answer matters,
you've got your answer.
~ Tim O'Brien, The Things They Carried
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Tim O'Brien (b. 1946)  Website

Faculty Profile, Department of English, Endowed Chair in Creative Writing, Texas State University/San Marcos (Also see "Rising Star Tim O'Brien" and "Novelist Tim O'Brien Wins Major Literary Prize", March 16, 2010.)


Going After Cacciato (paper, Broadway, 1999)

If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home (paper, Broadway, 1999)

In the Lake of the Woods (Mariner Books, 2006)

July, July (Penguin, 2003)

Northern Lights (paper, Broadway, 1999)

The Nuclear Age (Penguin, 1996)

The Things They Carried (paper, Mariner Books, 2009)

Tomcat in Love (5th Ed., Broadway, 1999)

Tim O'Brien on FaceBook

6 comments:

S. Etole said...

Your Sunday quotes always intrigue me.

Valerie Kamikubo said...

Often times your posts enrich my day. Today I'm enriched. Thanks Maureen.

Louise Gallagher said...

Ouch! You're making me think on this quiet sunday morning! :)

Thank you!

nance marie said...

some people are pretty good at telling stories.
perhaps more people should tell them.

Kathleen Overby said...

This will take me the rest of my life to ponder. :) I was just reading Patti Digh's Being Creative is a Verb and she said it a different way - worth the stopping to ponder, also. I LOVE your Sunday offerings. They often worm their way permanently inside. :) By the way, do your days have more hours than a normal person? 42+ perhaps?

Kathleen Overby said...

Had to come back. Remember in Enchanted April when
someone asks Rose if the story of the cane turning into a bush is true - she says, "It doesn't matter, it is a very pretty story."