Joyce Carol Oates’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Joyce Carol Oates Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Joyce Carol Oates, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Joyce Carol Oates you will find my Ten favourites of Joyce Carol Oates’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“A daydreamer is prepared for most things.”
― Joyce Carol Oates

 “The strangeness of Time. Not in its passing, which can seem infinite, like a tunnel whose end you can’t see, whose beginning you’ve forgotten, but in the sudden realization that something finite, has passed, and is irretrievable.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang

“See, people come into your life for a reason. They might not know it themselves, why. You might not know it. But there’s a reason. There has to be”
― Joyce Carol Oates, After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away

 “Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.”
― Joyce Carol Oates

 “He was ugly, himself. Weird-ugly. But ugliness in a man doesn’t matter, much. Ugliness in a woman is her life.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Faithless

 “Loneliness is like starvation: you don’t realize how hungry you are until you begin to eat.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Faithless

“The worst thing: to give yourself away in exchange for not enough love.”
― Joyce Carol Oates

 “In love there are two things – bodies and words. ”
― Joyce Carol Oates

“The best revenge is living well without you. ”
― Joyce Carol Oates, ed.

“I never change, I simply become more myself.”
― Joyce Carol Oates, Solstice

10 Famous Quotes by Author Joyce Carol Oates

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Joyce Carol Oates, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Joyce Carol Oates.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Joyce Carol Oates. 

One Final Bonus – Joyce Carol Oates Quote 

“My belief is that art should not be comforting; for comfort, we have mass entertainment and one another. Art should provoke, disturb, arouse our emotions, expand our sympathies in directions we may not anticipate and may not even wish.”

― Joyce Carol Oates

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