Nick Hornby

“We all spend so much time not saying what we want, because we know we can't have it. And because it sounds ungracious, or ungrateful, or disloyal, or childish, or banal. Or because we're so desperate to pretend that things are OK, really, that confessing to ourselves they're not looks like a bad move. Go on, say what you want. ... Whatever it is, say it to yourself. The truth will set you free. Either that or it'll get you a punch in the nose. Surviving in whatever life you're living means lying, and lying corrodes the soul, so take a break from the lies for just one minute.”


Nick Hornby, A Long Way Down
tags: wants
Read more quotes from Nick Hornby


Share this quote:
Twitter icon

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

464 likes
All Members Who Liked This Quote

« previous 1 3 4 5


This Quote Is From

A Long Way Down A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
71,648 ratings, average rating, 4,764 reviews
Open Preview

Browse By Tag