W. P. Kinsella Quotes.
Heroes don’t need to talk about what they did.
Hardly anybody recognizes the most significant moments of their life at the time they happen.
America has been erased like a blackboard, only to be rebuilt and then erased again. But baseball has marked time while America has rolled by like a procession of steamrollers.
Perhaps crossing the barriers of time has freed me.
My main income came from failed movie and TV options.
If you build it, he will come.
[I] Played a little softball, but there was nowhere on the field it was safe for me to be.
I have no interest in non-fiction. I don’t read it and don’t watch it and don’t write it, other than a little journalistic column.
My intuition told me that it was the grass that was important.Now it glows parrot-green, cool as mint, soft as moss, lying there like a cashmere blanket.
Find something that thrills you, and when you finish reading it for enjoyment, read it again line by line, paragraph by paragraph to see what you liked about it.
After the strike, I lost interest. In reality, neither players nor owners care in the least about the fans. The greed of both factions has destroyed baseball’s credibility, at least for the present.
[I had ] uneventful, though isolated childhood. Good, kind, stable parents.
Baseball is meant to be a contemplative game. They play music to draw young people to the game. If young people can’t come to the game without music, then they should stay home.
Use your imagination. Trust me, your lives are not interesting. Don’t write them down.
Growing up is a ritual, more deadly than religion, more complicated than baseball, for there seem to be no rules. Everything is experienced for the first time.
The Great Gatsby, the finest novel ever written.
I can still put down some pretty nasty stuff on paper, which is what I enjoy doing.
I am an old-fashioned storyteller. I try to make people laugh and cry. A fiction writer’s duty is to entertain. If you can sneak in something profound or symbolic, so much the better.
I don’t believe in the afterlife.
Baseball games are like snowflakes and fingerprints, no two are ever alike.
If I have a choice between looking something up and making it up, I’ll make it up every time.
I think it is worse [in 2015] for a mid-list author such as myself. You either have to sell like Stephen King or go with the small presses where there is no money. I was lucky to have been in the right place and time for many years.
Most writers are unhappy with film adaptations of their work, and rightly so. ‘Field of Dreams,’ however, caught the spirit and essence of ‘Shoeless Joe’ while making the necessary changes to make the work more visual.
Any game becomes important when you know and love the players.
Syzygy, inexorable, pancreatic, phantasmagoria – anyone who can use those four words in one sentence will never have to do manual labor.