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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Timothy Findley on writing, acting, action, inspiration, happiness, darkness, light, intolerance, war, art and evil.

17 Top Timothy Findley Quotes & Sayings

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Famous As: Canadian novelist

Born On: October 30, 1930

Died On: June 21, 2002

Born In: Toronto, Ontario

Died At Age: 71

Timothy Findley was a well-acclaimed Canadian novelist and playwright known for his proficient writing in various genres. He started learning dancing and acting at an early age but his success as an actor was short lived. He joined the Stratford Festival Company and did prominent roles in some popular plays. He further went on to publish his first short story titled ‘Tamarack Review’. This was appreciated by the masses which motivated him to further write novels. His first two novels titled ‘The Last Of The Crazy People’ and ‘The Butterfly Plague’ fascinated the masses with its expressive style of writing and for using an extensive vocabulary. This was followed by the two most notable novels of his life titled ‘The Wars’ and ‘Famous Last Words’ (1981). These novels turned out to be a great success and ‘The Wars’ brought him the ‘Governor General’s Award For Fiction’. He even managed to be a successful scriptwriter and was honored with the ‘ACTRA Award for writing the script of the series ‘The National Dream’. Go through the famous quotes and sayings by the renowned writer which have been compiled from his writings. Read on the compilation of quotations and thoughts by Timothy Findley.
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I doubt we will ever be forgiven. All I hope is – they'll remember we were human beings

Timothy Findley

People can only be found in what they do.

Timothy Findley

... too much brooding, not enough doing.

Timothy Findley

He said that in a way being loved is like being told you never have to die.

Timothy Findley

I still maintain that an ordinary human being has the right to be horrified by a mangled body seen on an afternoon walk.

Timothy Findley

They waited. The door did not open. The rain did not stop. The darkness made a tent and covered them completely.

Timothy Findley

Complaints about reality are immature.

Timothy Findley

Think of any great man or woman. How can you separate them from the years in which they lived? You can't. Their greatness lies in their response to that moment.

Timothy Findley

You will live when you live. No one else can ever live your life and no one else will ever know what you know...

Timothy Findley

Nothing so completely verifies our perception of a thing as our killing of it.

Timothy Findley

The spaces between the perceiver and the thing perceived can [...] be closed with a shout of recognition.

Timothy Findley

Time is light, time is dark. You either dance, or you fall.

Timothy Findley

1915. The year itself looks sepia and soiled-muddied like its pictures. In the snapshots everyone at first seems timid-lost-irresolute. Boys and men squinting at the camera.

Timothy Findley

All of this happened a long time ago. But not so long ago that everyone who played a part in it is dead. Some can still be met in dark old rooms with nurses in attendance.

Timothy Findley

I can't work in a house where there's saints. The minute there's saints, the devil sends messengers

Timothy Findley

Your blood is the sea continued in your veins. We are the ocean - walking on the land

Timothy Findley

Houses, trees and fields of flax once flourished here. Summers had been blue with flowers. Now it was a shallow sea of stinking grey from end to end. And this is where you fought the war.

Timothy Findley