W P Kinsella Quotes & Wallpapers

W P Kinsella
Total Quotes: 63

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. W P Kinsella

Someone once described the pitching of a no-hit game as like catching lighting in a bottle. W P Kinsella

Any game becomes important when you know and love the players. W P Kinsella

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. W P Kinsella

I can still put down some pretty nasty stuff on paper, which is what I enjoy doing. W P Kinsella

Syzygy, inexorable, pancreatic, phantasmagoria - anyone who can use those four words in one sentence will never have to do manual labor. W P Kinsella

He bats like a lightning rod. W P Kinsella

The memories will be so thick that the outfielders will have to brush them away from their faces. W P Kinsella

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. W P Kinsella

Heroes don't need to talk about what they did. W P Kinsella

Praise the name of baseball. The word will set captives free. The word will open the eyes of the blind. The word will raise the dead. Have you the word of baseball living inside you? Has the word of baseball become part of you? Do you live it, play it, digest it, forever? Let an old man tell you to make the word of baseball your life. Walk into the world and speak of baseball. Let the word flow through you like water, so that it may quicken the thirst of your fellow man. W P Kinsella

I don't have time to read nonfiction. W P Kinsella

The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It's been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past. It reminds us of all that once was good, and what could be again. Oh people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come. W P Kinsella

If you build it [a ballpark], he will come. W P Kinsella

I don't believe in the afterlife. W P Kinsella

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. W P Kinsella

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. W P Kinsella

It is the same game that Moonlight Graham played in 1905. It is a living part of history, like calico dresses, stone crockery, and threshing crews eating at outdoor tables. It continually reminds us of what was, like an Indian-head penny in a handful of new coins. W P Kinsella

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. W P Kinsella

The one constant through all the years has been baseball. 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. W P Kinsella

Hardly anybody recognizes the most significant moments of their life at the time they happen. W P Kinsella

If I have a choice between looking something up and making it up, I'll make it up every time. W P Kinsella

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. W P Kinsella

I knew how to read box scores and who the baseball heroes were before I had ever seen or even heard much of a game. W P Kinsella

Most people write a lot of autobiography, but when I came to write autobiography I discovered that nothing interesting had ever happened to me. So I had to take the situation and invent stories to go with it. W P Kinsella

Use your imagination. Trust me, your lives are not interesting. Don't write them down. W P Kinsella

Baseball is the most perfect of games, solid, true, pure and precious as diamonds. If only life were so simple. Within the baselines anything can happen. Tides can reverse; oceans can open. That's why they say, "the game is never over until the last man is out." Colors can change, lives can alter, anything is possible in this gentle, flawless, loving game. W P Kinsella

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. W P Kinsella

Baseball games are like snowflakes and fingerprints, no two are ever alike. W P Kinsella

This must be heaven,' he says. 'No. It's Iowa,' I reply automatically. W P Kinsella

They'll pass over the money without even looking at it-for it is money they have, and peace they lack. W P Kinsella

Perhaps crossing the barriers of time has freed me. W P Kinsella

The crack of the bat, the sound of baseballs thumping into gloves, the infield chatter are like birdsong to the baseball starved. W P Kinsella

If you build it, they will come. W P Kinsella

The law is like rope...useful, necessary, strong, but it can be bent and twisted into all kinds of shapes depending on the occasion. W P Kinsella

Read, read, read, read and then read some more. W P Kinsella

Read! Read! Read! And then read some more. When you find something that thrills you, take it apart paragraph by paragraph, line by line, word by word, to see what made it so wonderful. Then use those tricks next time you write. W P Kinsella

Other people get into occupations by accident or design; but writers are born. I could work at selling motels, or slopping hogs, for fifty years, but if someone asked my occupation, I'd say writer, even if I'd never sold a word. Writers write. Other people talk. W P Kinsella

Two years ago at dusk on a spring evening, when the sky was a robin's-egg blue and the wind as soft as a day-old chick, as I was sitting on the verandah of my farm home in eastern Iowa, a voice very clearly said to me, 'If you build it, he will come. W P Kinsella

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. W P Kinsella

Have never been a minor league fan. W P Kinsella

[I] Played a little softball, but there was nowhere on the field it was safe for me to be. W P Kinsella

My dad talked a good game. [I'm as a] child got only the World Series on the radio. W P Kinsella

1946, if my memory is correct. Harry "The Cat" Brecheen went against the Red Sox in Game 7. I stayed home to listen, practically had my head inside the radio. W P Kinsella

I became exclusively an American League fan when they instituted the DH rule, and will remain so until the National League moves out of the dark ages. W P Kinsella

Yogi Berra, Bill Lee, they were irreverent, poked fun at the stodgy owners and managers. W P Kinsella

Curt Flood, of course, was in a class by himself, a true hero. W P Kinsella

Until Color TV came along, BW TV was too muddy to be enjoyable. W P Kinsella

At one time I'd been to every park except Baltimore and Houston, but can't even keep track of who plays where these days. W P Kinsella

It is hard to compare the eras, but Joe Jackson and Ty Cobb from the past, Sandy Koufax and Roger Clements from the present. W P Kinsella

I'm a big fan of curling, follow all the major world events. Watch all four Tennis majors. W P Kinsella

Basketball is the worst sport. They need to raise the basket at least two feet. W P Kinsella

I was lucky to get one good adaptation. Field of Dreams the Musical is lurking in the wings. Hope it will provide my daughters with a ton of money someday. W P Kinsella

Found a good voice and took advantage of it. Each of my specialties was like a prospector discovering a vein of gold. I worked each until the vein was exhausted. W P Kinsella

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. W P Kinsella

[Mid-list writers are now] less greed on the part of both publishers and chain booksellers. It is easier for them to publish and sell only blockbusters and leave the real work to small presses. W P Kinsella

In the 70s and 80s, I made a good living. Have managed my funds carefully, will never have to go out and cadge quarters from the tourists. W P Kinsella

My main income came from failed movie and TV options. W P Kinsella

Discovered W. Somerset Maugham in about 5th grade. Didn't understand the plots, but loved the descriptions. W P Kinsella

The Great Gatsby, the finest novel ever written. W P Kinsella

[I had ] uneventful, though isolated childhood. Good, kind, stable parents. W P Kinsella

I've played [Scrabble] tournaments for about 20 years. My daughter, Erin, who lives with me, also travels to tournaments. While I'm not a top division player, I've won a number of tournaments. W P Kinsella

I lost my wife Barbara to cancer few years ago. I would give whatever time I have left to spend one more day with her. W P Kinsella

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