I write against violence. I write against fascism. I write against one person dominating another.

— Timothy Findley

The most uplifting Timothy Findley quotes that will activate your desire to change

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


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


Literature was intended to be dangerous.

Art was meant to be dangerous. Ideas were nothing if they were not dangerous.


Complaints about reality are immature.


Elizabeth Hay has intelligence coming out of her fingertips - integrity, insight, and wonder in every paragraph of her writing.She connects. She stirs and provokes.


There are no beginnings, not even to stories.

There are only places where you make an entrance into someone else's life and either stay or turn and go away.


...with every new manoeuvre, the light was growing dimmer--fading by numbers as well as strength--and the sound could no longer be heard, but only the pulse of it--seen going out in the darkness--losing its edges--caving in at its centre--webbing, now, as if a spider was spinning against the rain--until the last few strands of brightness fell--and were extinguished--silenced and removed from life and from all that lives forever. And the bell tolled--but the ark, as ever, was adamant. Its shape had taken on a voice. And the voice said: no.


... too much brooding, not enough doing.


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.


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


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


I doubt we will ever be forgiven. All I hope is – they'll remember we were human beings


About Timothy Findley

Quotes 20 sayings
Profession Novelist
Birthday October 16

And what you do is you go into where your anger is, if you're writing anger, you go into where your hatred is, if you're writing hatred. Your joy is, if you're writing joy. You find the source of the energy that draws hatred, anger, joy, etc., etc., etc. That's what you have to find. That's what you do as an actor and that's what you do as a writer. And you bring people to the page.


What you people who weren't yet born can never know is what it meant to sleep in cities under silent falls of snow when all night long the only sounds you heard were dogs that parked at trains that passed so far away they took a short cut through your dreams and no one even woke. It was the war that changed that. It was. After the Great War for Civilization - sleep was different everywhere.


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.


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


The spaces between the perceiver and the thing perceived can [.

..] be closed with a shout of recognition.


Everyone who’s born has come from the sea.

Your mother’s womb is just a sea in small. And birds come of seas on eggs. Horses lie in the sea before they’re born. The placenta is the sea. Your blood is the sea continued in your veins. We are the ocean — walking on the land.


People can only be found in what they do.

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