david mitchell Quotes

History admits no rules; only outcomes.
— David Mitchell
One fine day a predatory world shall consume itself.
tags: world
— David Mitchell
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love.
tags: hate
— David Mitchell
The better organized the state, the duller its humanity.
tags: humanity
— David Mitchell
In an individual, selfishness uglifies the soul; for the human species, selfishness is extinction.
tags: selfishness human
— David Mitchell
Whoever opined "Money can't buy you happiness" obviously had far too much of the stuff.
— David Mitchell
my dreams are the single unpredictable factor in my zoned days and nights. Nobody allots them, or censors them. Dreams are all I have ever truly owned.
tags: night dreams censor
— David Mitchell
A book you finish reading is not the same book it was before you read it.
tags: reading book read
— David Mitchell
now I'm a spent firework; but at least I've been a firework.
— David Mitchell
What is any ocean but a multitude of drops?
tags: ocean
— David Mitchell
What wouldn't I give now for a never-changing map of the ever-constant ineffable? To possess, as it were, an atlas of clouds.
— David Mitchell
Time is what stops history happening at once; time is the speed at which the past disappears.
tags: time past
— David Mitchell
If you show someone something you've written, you give them a sharpened stake, lie down in your coffin, and say, "˜When you're ready'.
tags: lies
— David Mitchell
We looked at each other for the last time; nothing is as eloquent as nothing.
— David Mitchell
We are only what we know, and I wished to be so much more than I was, sorely.
— David Mitchell
there ain't no journey what don't change you some.
tags: journey
— David Mitchell
Fantasy. Lunacy. All revolutions are, until they happen, then they are historical inevitabilities.
tags: fantasy revolution historical
— David Mitchell
Power, time, gravity, love. The forces that really kick ass are all invisible.
tags: time power
— David Mitchell
Travel far enough, you meet yourself.
tags: travel
— David Mitchell
I believe there is another world waiting for us. A better world. And I'll be waiting for you there.
tags: world believe
— David Mitchell
Books don't offer real escape, but they can stop a mind scratching itself raw.
tags: real mind book
— David Mitchell
Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.
tags: crimes live future past present kindness birth
— David Mitchell
A half- read book is a half- finished love affair.
tags: book read
— David Mitchell
My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?
tags: ocean
— David Mitchell
Integrity is a bugger, it really is. Lying can get you into difficulties, but to really wind up in the crappers try telling nothing but the truth.
tags: integrity truth lying
— David Mitchell
The weak are meat the strong do eat.
tags: strong
— David Mitchell
As many truths as men. Occasionally, I glimpse a truer Truth, hiding in imperfect simulacrums of itself, but as I approach, it bestirs itself & moves deeper into the thorny swamp of dissent.
tags: truth men
— David Mitchell
People are obscenities. Would rather be music than be a mass of tubes squeezing semisolids around itself for a few decades before becoming so dribblesome it'll no longer function.
tags: people music
— David Mitchell
Being born's a hell of a lottery.
tags: hell
— David Mitchell
Dreams are shores where the ocean of spirit meets the land of matter. Dreams are beaches where the yet-to-be, the once-were, the will-never-be may walk awhile with the still are.
tags: ocean spirit dreams
— David Mitchell
It's a small world. It keeps recrossing itself.
tags: world
— David Mitchell
The healthy can't understand the emptied, the broken.
tags: broken healthy
— David Mitchell
Writing is such a damn lonely sickness.
tags: writing
— David Mitchell
By each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.
tags: crimes future kindness birth
— David Mitchell
Anticipating the end of the world is humanity's oldest passtime
tags: world
— David Mitchell
I believe death is only a door. One closes, and another opens. If I were to imagine heaven, I would imagine a door opening. And he would be waiting for me there.
tags: death believe heaven imagine
— David Mitchell
This isn't an interrogation or a trail. Your version of the truth is the only thing that matters. -Truth is singular. It's 'versions' are mistruths.
tags: truth
— David Mitchell
How vulgar, this hankering after immortality, how vain, how false. Composers are merely scribblers of cave paintings. One writes music because winter is eternal and because, if one didn't, the wolves and blizzards would be at one's throat all the sooner.
tags: winter immortality music write painting
— David Mitchell
I understand now that boundaries between noise and sound are conventions. All boundaries are conventions, waiting to be transcended. One may transcend any convention if only one can first conceive of doing so.
— David Mitchell
I've become a less brave traveller since I became a dad, but in the past I was more foolhardy than brave.
tags: past
— David Mitchell
david mitchell
Birth    : January 12, 1969
Occupation  : Novelist