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Robert James Waller

Robert James Waller (b. August 1, 1939, Rockford, Iowa) is an American author, also known for his work as a photographer and musician.


"The human heart has a way of making itself large again even after it's been broken into a million pieces."- Robert James Waller
Author Robert James Waller on writing. "Many small towns have a dry rattle in the throat."
Life is never easy for those who dream~. Robert James Waller
"“First you must have the images. Then come the words.” —Robert James Waller. Images. I had seen that word before...
"If the universe has any reason, there has to be one for why the infinite possibilities collided into this one": Robert James Waller
"There are songs that come from the blue-eyed grass, from the dust of a thousand country roads." Robert James Waller
It's clear to me now that I have been moving toward you and you toward me for a long time. (Robert James Waller)
“Complex things are easy to do. Simplicity's the real challenge.”. Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County
60% done with Los puentes de Madison County, by Robert James Waller
My heart hurts so much. Thank you Robert James Waller for such a beautiful story.
Finished two excellent books this week: George Orwell's 1984 and The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller.
It's kind of strange- in fiction you get to tell lies and are applauded for it.~Robert James Waller
Robert James Waller 'The Bridges of Madison County, If you read only one book this year, make it this one!
So, I got tagged in the book-tag-list thing… I was tagged by James Gandy and Janell Julian Abel - so blame them. After much over-thinking I am happy to post my top 10 and (because I feel that I must) attempt to explain a few of them. I feel shamefully under-read. In no particular order, here is a list of ten books that changed my outlook or thought process. 7. The Bridges of Madison County - Robert James Waller. This book is pandering, insipid crap, but you might recall that when it came out it was a phenomenon, grown men were weeping when they read it. When I read it, I realized that what is popular is not (necessarily) good. It's like the literary equivalent of the Transformers franchise…with bridges. And that's a great lesson to learn earlier than later. Clint Eastwood’s movie version is actually very good, watch that instead. 3. The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams. This four-part trilogy is like a much more accessible version Catch-22 or anything Stephen Hawking says about ...
Thank you Koral Dasgupta . Here go the books which changed my life or have stayed with me ever since. 1) Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller - I was reading this while falling in love with Ravi. Both the book and me had one thing in common. A man with a camera. And yes till date, every time I reach the page where Robert Kincaid dies, I cry copius tears. It fills me with the sad thought of losing Ravi Walia. 2) Who moved my cheese? By Dr. Spencer Johnson - This one was a life changer. I picked it up while getting in the Rajdhani train all low, nervous and lost. When I got down at Nizammuddin after reading the book, I had awakened the winner inside me. 3) Yuganta by Irawati Karve - Read this as a part of a show research last year. Changed the way I thought about any epic written. Ultimately its all about the pov. 4) Jonathon Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach - This one taught me to fly without the fears. 5) Love Story by Erich Segal - Ultimate story of love, loss and sacrifice. I am a die hard ...
The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical based on the best selling novel by Robert James Waller, opens tonight, February 20, 2014, at 8:00 PM at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say...
"Remember the great adversity of art or anything else is a hurried life." ~Robert James Waller
If you missed it, here's a link to my story "Dear Robert James Waller" from the September issue.
"The old dreams were good dreams, they didn't work out, but I'm glad I had them". Robert James Waller. The Bridges of Madison County
12719 Love In Black & White / Robert James Waller glowing write-ups but looks like Mills & Boon with sexy literary pretensions to me
The Bridges of Madison County, a new musical by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown based on the romantic Robert James Waller novel, will arrive on Broadway in January 2014, lead producers Jeffrey Richards, Stacey Mindich and Jerry Frankel announced June 6.
I love Koontz, but have so many others. King, a few of Grisham's, and Robert James Waller. Just getting into YA like John Green
Aye, lets look at ol' Uncle BJ's reading list, shall we? He is currently reading 4 books simultaneously because he has the attention span of a cork-screw. First we have "Angela's Ashes", an account of growing up poor in 1930's Ireland. Probably the best novel I have and a Pulitzer Prize-winner, by the way. Next we have *** Science tackles the afterlife" by Mary Roach, an extremely humorous look at quack scientists and spiritual mediums over the years. Also,"The Believing Brain; From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracies-How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths (Michael Shermer)...pretty self explanatory. Finally, "Old Songs in a New Cafe", Robert James Waller, author of The Bridges of Madison County. This is sort of a novelists work of non-fiction, not a book I would choose off-hand but am pleasantly suprised, as we all are by random selection sometime. I heartily recommend all these, dear reader.
Discover Madison County, Iowa - Welcome to the birthplace of John Wayne and home of the historic covered bridges popularized by Robert James Waller's novel The Bridges of Madison County and the feature film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood.
"if only we lost our minds and arrived at our hearts." - Robert James Waller (The Bridges of Madison County)
Bridges of Madison County, High Plains Tango and Country Roads all by Robert James Waller.
Just spent a great hour with Robert James Waller the author of 'The Bridges of Madison County' and a handful of other book lovers. Thank you Bookcase and Robert!
“In a universe of ambiguity, this kind of certainty comes only once, and never again, no matter how many lifetimes you live.” ― Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County
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