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    ...things I had come to find humor in would make your honest man swoon.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: humor  men 
     
    ...I am happy to welcome you to a town peopled in morons exclusively. Furthermore, I hope that your transformation to moron is not an unpleasant experience.
    — Patrick deWitt
    Why were you feeling low? Why does anyone? It creeps up on you from time to time.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: time 
     
    I do not know what it was about that boy but just looking at him, even I wanted to clout him on the head. It was a head that invited violence.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: violence  boys 
     
    I lay in the dark thinking about the difficulties of family, how crazy and crooked the stories of a bloodline can be.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: dark  crazy  thinking  stories 
     
    All you will get from me is death.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: death 
     
    ...but I could not sleep without proper covering and spent the rest of the night rewriting lost arguments from my past, altering history so that I emerged victorious.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: past  sleep  night  lost 
     
    You put a wage behind something, it gives the act a sort of respectability.
    — Patrick deWitt
    Luck was something you either earned or invented through strength of character. You had to come by it honestly; you could not trick or bluff your way into it.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: character  luck  strength 
     
    We rode along in silence, thinking our private thoughts. Charlie and I had an unspoken agreement not to throw ourselves into speedy travel just after a meal. There were many hardships to our type of life and we took these small comforts as they came; I found they added up to something decent enough to carry on
    — Patrick deWitt
    Hurried business is bad business.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: bad  business 
     
    I sighed. "It doesn't matter what we do. Money comes and goes.' I shook my head. "It doesn't matter and you know it doesn't.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: money 
     
    I will never be a leader of men, and neither do I want to be one, and neither do I want to be led. I thought: I want to lead only myself.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: men  leader 
     
    I saw my bulky person in the windows of the passing storefronts and wondered, when will that man there find himself to be loved?
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: men  people 
     
    The creak of bed springs suffering under the weight of a restless man is as lonely a sound as I know.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: men  suffering 
     
    Come with me into the world and reclaim your independence. You stand to gain so much, and riches are the least of it.
    — Patrick deWitt
    It is true, I thought. I am living a life.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: living  thoughts  true 
     
    Our blood is the same, we just use it differently.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: blood 
     
    We can all of us be hurt, and no one is exclusively safe from worry and sadness.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: sadness  hurt  worries 
     
    Returning his pen to its holder, he told us, 'I will have him gutted with that scythe. I will hang him by his own intestines.' At this piece of dramatic exposition, I could not hep but roll my eyes. A length of intestines would not carry the weight of a child, much less a full grown man.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: children  men  eyes  child 
     
    He only wished to fight and cultivate an anger toward me, thus alleviating his guilt, but I would not abet him in this.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: anger  guilt  fight 
     
    I had never been with a woman for longer than a night, and they had always been whores. And while throughout each of these speedy encounters I tried to maintain a friendliness with the women, I knew in my heart it was false, and afterward always felt remote and caved in. I had in the last year or so given up whores entirely, thinking it best to go without rather than pantomime human closeness.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: women  heart  human  night  thinking  year 
     
    Work will drive you crazy if you let it.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: work  crazy 
     
    Here is another miserable mental image I will have to catalog and make room for.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: mental 
     
    Most people are chained to their own fear and stupidity and haven't the sense to level a cold eye at just what is wrong with their lives. Most people will continue on, dissatisfied but never attempting to understand why, or how they might change things for the better, and they die with nothing in their hearts but dirt and old, thin blood - weak blood, diluted - and their memories aren't worth a goddamned thing.
    — Patrick deWitt
    tags: fear  people  heart  live  memory  eyes  stupidity  wrong  die  blood  worth 
     
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