Quotes by: W. P. Kinsella
|W. P. Kinsella
||William Patrick Kinsella
May 25, 1935
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
||September 16, 2016 (aged 81)
Hope, British Columbia, Canada
||University of Victoria
University of Iowa
||Baseball, First Nations
Officer of the Order of Canada
Stephen Leacock Award
Order of British Columbia
The crack of the bat, the sound of baseballs thumping into gloves, the infield chatter are like birdsong to the baseball starved.
Baseball is meant to be a contemplative game. They play music to draw young people to the game. If young people can't come to the game without music, then they should stay home.
I can still put down some pretty nasty stuff on paper, which is what I enjoy doing.
Most people write a lot of autobiography, but when I came to write autobiography I discovered that nothing interesting had ever happened to me. So I had to take the situation and invent stories to go with it.
I knew how to read box scores and who the baseball heroes were before I had ever seen or even heard much of a game.
Most writers are unhappy with film adaptations of their work, and rightly so. 'Field of Dreams,' however, caught the spirit and essence of 'Shoeless Joe' while making the necessary changes to make the work more visual.
Find something that thrills you, and when you finish reading it for enjoyment, read it again line by line, paragraph by paragraph to see what you liked about it.
I have no interest in non-fiction. I don't read it and don't watch it and don't write it, other than a little journalistic column.
If I have a choice between looking something up and making it up, I'll make it up every time.