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Ann-Marie MacDonald

Datum narození: 29. říjen 1958

Ann-Marie MacDonald je kanadská dramatička, prozaička, herečka a novinářka.


„Existuje jedno staré přísloví: "Těm, kdo si nepamatují historii, je souzeno ji opakovat."“

„Skloň hlavu a chvilku krvácej. A pak zas naskoč a bojuj dál.“


„Taková je strašlivá laskavost země: vždycky vás přivítá zpátky, její láska nikdy neumírá, země nikdy neřekne:,, Tenhle kus tebe si vezmu, ale zbytek ne.“

„Minulost s přítomností vstoupily do nového svazku, jehož výsledkem byla budoucnost.“

„Ty nejlepší věci v životě jsou zadarmo. Zázraky přírody, evropská architektura. Nejlepším zdrojem zábavy je vaše vlastní představivost, nejúžasnějším vynálezem lidstva je beztak písmo, a vaše zdravé zuby jsou větší poklad než perly, tak se o ně koukejte pořádně starat.“

„Jsou některé příběhy, jichž se nikdy nenabažíte. Pokaždé, když je slyšíte, jsou stejné - ale vy nejste. Což je jeden ze spolehlivých způsobů, jak pochopit čas.“

„Možná to, co považujeme za přítomnost, je ve skutečnosti minulost. Třeba je to tak, že dokážeme realitu vnímat až poté, co se udála, a podobáme se tak hvězdám; jsme odrazy toho, co už se stalo.“

„Memory plays tricks. Memory is another word for story, and nothing is more unreliable.“ Fall on Your Knees


„There are some stories you can't hear enough. They are the same every time you hear them. But you are not. That's one reliable way of understanding time.“ The Way the Crow Flies

„She's no lady. Her songs are all unbelievably unhappy or lewd. It's called Blues. She sings about sore feet, sexual relations, baked goods, killing your lover, being broke, men called Daddy, women who dress like men, working, praying for rain. Jail and trains. Whiskey and morphine. She tells stories between verses and everyone in the place shouts out how true it all is.“ Fall on Your Knees

„Hope is a gift. You can't choose to have it. To believe and yet to have no hope is to thirst beside a fountain.“ Fall on Your Knees

„Do you think there's such a thing as a ghost who masquerades as a person? Do you believe that there are people whose bodies are still alive here on earth but whose souls are already in hell?“ Fall on Your Knees


„Everything in New York is a photograph. All the things that are supposed to be dirty or rough or unrefined are the most beautiful things. Garbage cans at the ends of alleyways look like they've been up all night talking with each other. Doorways with peeling paint look like the wise lines around an old feller's eyes. I stop and stare but can't stay because men always think I'm selling something. Or worse, giving something away. I wish I could be invisible. Or at least I wish I didn't look like someone they want to look at. They stop being part of the picture, they get up from their chess game and come out of the frame at me, blocking my view.“ Fall on Your Knees

„I am burning. I have to live, I have to sing, I want to transform myself into a thousand different characters and carry their life with me onto the stage where it's so bright and so dark at the same time, just knowing there are three thousand people out there longing to be swept away by the passion that's about to flood out from scarlet curtains, to this I consecrate my body and my soul, I can give no more than all of myself, I feel my heart is a throbbing engine and my voice is the valve, like a wailing train, it has to sing or blow up, there's too much fuel, too much fire, and what am I to do with this voice if I can't let it out, it's not just singing. I am here as a speck, but I don't feel scared or about to be blown away, I feel like all New York is a warm embrace just waiting to enfold me. I am in love. But not with a person. I am passionately in love with my life.“ Fall on Your Knees

„They are so young, they forget that the world is not as in love with them as they are.“ Fall on Your Knees

„Afterwards, in bed with a book, the spell of television feels remote compared to the journey into the page. To be in a book. To slip into the crease where two pages meet, to live in the place where your eyes alight upon the words to ignite a world of smoke and peril, colour and serene delight. That is a journey no one can end with the change of a channel. Enduring magic.“ The Way the Crow Flies

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