Joyce Carol Oates: Running

Joyce Carol Oates, 2006

Joyce Carol Oates, 2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Running! If there’s any activity happier, more exhilarating, more nourishing to the imagination, I can’t think of what it might be. In running the mind flees with the body, the mysterious efflorescence of language seems to pulse in the brain, in rhythm with our feet and the swinging of our arms.

Joyce Carol Oates, author