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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Andre Dubus on stories, book, truth, reading, quit, perseverance, writing, love, pain, art, passion, neglect, hope and fear.

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Short story writer

Born On
11 August 1936 AD

Died On
24 February 1999 AD

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Lake Charles

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62

Andre Jules Dubus II, renowned as Andre Dubus was an American essayist, short story writer, and an autobiographer. Despite writing a few novels, Andre liked only to be known as a short story writer. ‘Ploughshares’ and ‘Sewanee Review’ are the two small literary journals in which he published his work throughout his career. Voices from the Moon’ , ‘The Last Worthless Evening’, ‘Separate Flights’, ‘Adultery and Other Choices’, ‘Finding a Girl in America’, ‘ The Times Are Never So Bad’ and ‘Adultery and Other Choices’ are some of his collected works. ‘The Lieutenant’ was the first work he published.  ‘Selected Stories’, a book which was published in 1988 helped him in winning ‘MacArthur Award’. His fiction ‘Dancing After Hours’ was categorized in the final list for a ‘National Book Critics Award’ and he even won ‘Rea Award’ for the same. We have gathered few of his quotes and thoughts that would encourage the writer in you. Take a look at the renowned quotations and sayings by Andre Dubus which have been excerpted from his writings, books, thoughts, essays, journals, work and life. Here is a collection of quotes and thoughts by Andre Dubus on stories, book, truth, reading, quit, perseverance, writing, love, pain, art, passion, neglect, hope and fear.

No: she is one of us, and what she said and did on that April evening was, like the warm sunlit sky, enough: for me, for the end of winter, for the infinite possibilities of the human heart.

- Andre Dubus

We don’t have to live great lives, we just have to understand and survive the ones we’ve got.

- Selected Stories, Andre Dubus

Fear is a ghost; embrace your fear, and all you’ll see in your arms is yourself.

- Dancing After Hours, Andre Dubus

We receive and we lose, and we must try to achieve gratitude; and with that gratitude to embrace with whole hearts whatever of life that remains after the losses.

- Broken Vessels, Andre Dubus

What is art if not a concentrated and impassioned effort to make something with the little we have, the little we see?

- Meditations from a Movable Chair, Andre Dubus

He learned how quickly love died when you weren't looking; if you weren't looking.

- Dancing After Hours, Andre Dubus

A story can always break into pieces while it sits inside a book on a shelf; and, decades after we have read it even twenty times, it can open us up, by cut or caress, to a new truth.

- Meditations from a Movable Chair, Andre Dubus

It is not hard to live through a day, if you can live through a moment.

- Andre Dubus

Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.

- Andre Dubus

I love short stories because I believe they are the way we live. They are what our friends tell us, in their pain and joy, their passion and rage, their yearning and their cry against injustice.

- Andre Dubus