National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists

Famous quotes containing the words award, circle, national, book and/or critics:

    The award of a pure gold medal for poetry would flatter the recipient unduly: no poem ever attains such carat purity.
    Robert Graves (1895–1985)

    Writing about an idea frees me of it. Thinking about it is a circle of repetitions.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)

    Reporters for tabloid newspapers beat a path to the park entrance each summer when the national convention of nudists is held, but the cult’s requirement that visitors disrobe is an obstacle to complete coverage of nudist news. Local residents interested in the nudist movement but as yet unwilling to affiliate make observations from rowboats in Great Egg Harbor River.
    —For the State of New Jersey, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists.... When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822–1896)

    Learn then what morals critics ought to show,
    For ‘tis but half a judge’s task, to know.
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)