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Books by and about Jim Bishop
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A good writer is not necessarily a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.
True love is night jasmine, a diamond in darkness, the heartbeat no cardiologist has ever heard. It is the most common of miracles, fashioned of fleecy clouds -- a handful of stars tossed into the night sky.
A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day.
Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.
Jim Bishop, A Bishop's Confession, 1981
It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
Jim Bishop, "comment in the NY Journal-American", May 7, 1961
He dropped pejoratives like subliminal seasoning.
Nobody understands anyone 18, including those who are 18.
Jim Bishop, Age of Consent to What?, "Shrewsbury NJ Daily Register", April 26, 1979