Breaking out of his own prison

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Breaking out of his own prison

Breaking out of his own prison

By Linda Herrick


6:00 AM Saturday Aug 31, 2013

It took a hellish long time for best-selling writer Matthew Quick’s overnight success to come, he tells David Larsen


Writer Matthew Quick.

Matthew Quick is an affront to journalism. He is also a best-selling writer, and whether or not you have read his books, you almost certainly have heard of one of them.

This is because its Oscar-winning big-screen adaptation was in wide release less than a year ago. Which is splendid, but from my point of view the problem is this: I am about to tell you Quick’s story, and not only is it going to sound like I made it up, it will also sound as though I…

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3 Responses to “Breaking out of his own prison”

  1. craiglock Says:

    MANY MORE COMMENTS OVERNIGHT and many hundreds of thousands already on my various other blogs…true!) …so hope it’s not slowing down your loading speed!). Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share.
    Am having to remove many and so sorry can’t reply individually, but DO try to read as many as possible daily
    so “thanks for the thanx”
    “As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
    – craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)
    “Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.
    “Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
    “Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
    and you may even hit the stars.”
    – craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)
    “When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
    – Leonardo da Vinci
    “If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
    he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
    or Beethoven composed music, or
    Shakespeare wrote poetry.
    He should sweep streets so well
    that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
    here lived a great street sweeper
    who did his job well.”
    – Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at:

    All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –


    Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing
    “If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.” and and


  2. Says:

    Breaking out of his own prison | Craig’s Writing Articles


  3. craiglock Says:

    Reblogged this on Craig's Writing Articles.


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