“The fiction I’m most interested in has lines of reference to the real world.” ~Raymond Carver
“There isn’t enough of anything as long as we live. But at intervals a sweetness appears and, given a chance prevails.” ~ Raymond Carver
“That’s all we have, finally, the words, and they had better be the right ones.” ~Raymond Carver
“I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone’s heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark.” ~Raymond Carver
“You’ve got to work with your mistakes until they look intended. Understand? ~ Raymond Carver
“Get in, get out. Don’t linger.” ~ Raymond Carver
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.