Happy Birthday, Annie Proulx

• Aug 24, 2015 • Tags: , ,

On Saturday, Annie Proulx, author of The Shipping News, Brokeback Mountain and many more novels and short story collections, celebrated her 80th birthday! 


Annie Proulx

To remind ourselves why Annie Proulx is so absolutely brilliant, a collection of her most moving quotes:

“You know, one of the tragedies of real life is that there is no background music.”

“I wish I knew how to quit you.” – Brokeback Mountain

“If you can’t fix it, you have to stand it.”

“We’re all strange inside. We learn how to disguise our differences as we grow up.” – The Shipping News

“A spinning coin, still balanced on its rim, may fall in either direction.” – The Shipping News

“It takes a year, nephew… a full turn of the calendar, to get over losing someone.” – Brokeback Mountain

“Anyway, there’s something wrong with everybody and it’s up to you to know what you can handle.” – Close Range

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