John Irving Quotes (8 quotations)

1. If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it. - John Irving

2. The way you define yourself as a writer is that you write every time you have a free minute. If you didn't behave that way you would never do anything. - John Irving

3. There are few things as seemingly untouched by the real world as a child asleep. - John Irving

4. To each other, we were as normal and nice as the smell of bread. We were just a family. In a family even exaggerations make perfect sense. - John Irving

5. What is hardest to accept about the passage of time is that the people who once mattered the most to us are wrapped up in parentheses. - John Irving

6. When time passes, it's the people who knew you whom you want to see; they're the ones you can talk to. When enough time passes, what's it matter what they did to you? - John Irving

7. Your memory is a monster; you forget - it doesn't. It simply files things away. It keeps things for you, or hides things from you - and summons them to your recall with a will of its own. You think you have a memory; but it has you! - John Irving

8. You've got to get obsessed and stay obsessed. - John Irving

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