Book Quotes by Nick Hornby

Nicholas Peter John Hornby is an English writer and lyricist. He is best known for his memoir Fever Pitch and novels High Fidelity and About a Boy, all of which were adapted into feature films.

The best Book Quotes

I'm very good at the past. It's the present I can't understand.

Nick Hornby in High Fidelity
 
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Being gay was a bit like the Olympics: It disappeared in ancient times, and then they brought it back in the twentieth century.

Homosexuality & LGBTNick Hornby in A Long Way Down
 
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Knowing that you want to die makes you less scared.

DeathNick Hornby in A Long Way Down
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There's nothing you can't fuck up if you try hard enough.

Nick Hornby in A Long Way Down
 
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Most people have a rope that ties them to someone, and that rope can be short or it can be long. (Be long. Belong. Get it?) You don't know how long, though. It's not your choice.

Puns, Relationships, FamilyNick Hornby in A Long Way Down
 
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When you're unhappy, I guess everything in the world - reading, eating, sleeping - has something buried somewhere inside it that just makes you unhappier.

Nick Hornby in A Long Way Down
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Telling me I can do anything I want is like pulling the plug out of the bath and then telling the water it can go anywhere it wants. Try it, and see what happens.

Nick Hornby in A Long Way Down
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I read the fuck out of every book I can get my hands on.

ReadingNick Hornby in A Long Way Down
 
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Everyone knows how to talk, and no one knows what to say.

TalkingNick Hornby in A Long Way Down
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Hard is trying to rebuild yourself, piece by piece, with no instruction book, and no clue as to where all the important bits are supposed to go.

BeginningNick Hornby in A Long Way Down
 
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I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women: suddenly, inexplicably, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain or disruption it would bring with it.

Football/Soccer, Falling in loveNick Hornby in Fever Pitch
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