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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Donald Antrim writing, change, choice, decision, fear, growing, difficulties, risk, learning, reflection, vulnerability and trials.

10 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Donald Antrim That Can’t Go Unnoticed

Famous As: Novelist

Born On: September 16, 1958

Born In: New York, United States

Donald Antrim is an eminent American novelist who was named among the twenty best writers under the age of forty by ‘The New Yorker’ in 1999. After graduating from the ‘Brown University’ he served as a professor of prose fiction at the ‘University of New York’. He started off his literary career with his debut novel titled ‘Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World’. The book was well-received by the masses and brought him fame in the literary world. He further contributed various short stories for the ‘New Yorker’. There he has written various short stories which took his fame and popularity to new heights. He has also published two fiction books called ‘The Verificationist’ and ‘The Hundred Brothers’. Apart from this, he has also written a non-fiction called ‘The Afterlife’. It is a memoir about his mother and was an instant hit. His significant contributions to literature have brought him various awards and accolades. His most renowned accolade was being named a ‘MacArthur Fellow’. Go through the quotes by the renowned writer to have a different perspective of life. Take a look at the famous quotes and thoughts by Donald Antrim that urge you to take charge of your feelings.
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The simple question 'What color do you want to paint that upstairs room?' might, if we follow things to their logical conclusions, be stated: 'How do I live, knowing that I will one day die and leave you?

Donald Antrim

We eat pancakes to escape loneliness, yet within moments we want nothing more than our freedom from ever having so much as thought about pancakes.

Donald Antrim

There is nothing more seductive — and dangerous — than being listened to.

Donald Antrim

But to say that the race is the metaphor for the life is to miss the point. The race is everything. It obliterates whatever isn't racing. Life is the metaphor for the race.

Donald Antrim

Choice, with its inevitable invitations to loss, is always such a trial.

Donald Antrim

There is such a thing as the courage in remaining baffled.

Donald Antrim

Have you ever noticed?--people, no matter how beautiful or desirable, invariably will, if observed closely while going about their daily business of keeping alive, begin to seem like monsters.

Donald Antrim

It is true that there is nothing like a blaze in the hearth to soothe the nerves and restore order to a house.

Donald Antrim

The problems in describing a person are essentially problems of knowing a person.

Donald Antrim

Let him hurl these pieces of toast like new and radical ideas that must be cast into the world. Pieces of toast like angry children who will hit us and upset us and change our ways of thinking and feeling.

Donald Antrim