Percival Everett

Born: 1956

Occupation: Writer

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Percival Everett

It's okay to love something bigger than yourself without fearing it. Anything worth loving is bigger than we are anyway.

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Percival Everett

A metaphor cannot be paraphrased

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Percival Everett

Everybody should read fiction… I don’t think serious fiction is written for a few people. I think we live in a stupid culture that won’t educate its people to read these things. It would be a much...

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Percival Everett

Read. Always read. No one can take that away from you.

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Percival Everett

Often one finds surprises in a novel, but it is rare to find a novel that is a surprise. Richard Melo's 'Happy Talk' is just that. It is like a collision of William Gaddis, M*A*S*H and The Beguiled. It...

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Elisabeth Sheffield's new novel is multilayered, smart, beautifully written, and funny. I was taken in by the first paragraph and held firmly through the roller coaster of a ride. The depth of the novel...

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Percival Everett

Why will I bury you? So that one day I might disturb your grave.

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss