Alice Munro Quotes

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One drop of hatred in your soul will spread and discolor everything like a drop of black ink in white milk.


I can get a kind of tension when I'm writing a short story, like I'm pulling on a rope and know where the rope is attached.
A story is not like a road to follow, I said, it's more like a house. You go inside and stay there for a while, wandering back and forth and settling where you like and discovering how the room and corridors relate to each other, how the world outside is altered by being viewed from these windows.  And you, the visitor, the reader, are altered as well by being in this enclosed space, whether it is ample and easy or full of crooked turns, or sparsely or opulently furnished.