A Single Man Quotes

Quotes tagged as "a-single-man" (showing 1-8 of 8)
“Looking in the mirror, staring back at me isn't so much a face as the expression of a predicament.”
Colin Firth

Christopher Isherwood
“The supermarket is still open; it won't close till midnight. It is brilliantly bright. Its brightness offers sanctuary from loneliness and the dark. You could spend hours of your life here, in a state of suspended insecurity, meditating on the multiplicity of things to eat. Oh dear, there is so much! So many brands in shiny boxes, all of them promising you good appetite. Every article on the shelves cries out to you, take me, take me; and the mere competition of their appeals can make you imagine yourself wanted, even loved. But beware - when you get back to your empty room, you'll find that the false flattering elf of the advertisement has eluded you; what remains is only cardboard, cellophane and food. And you have lost the heart to be hungry.”
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

Christopher Isherwood
“Even when they are geniuses in spite of it, their masterpieces are invariably warped.”
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

Christopher Isherwood
“I mean, what is this life of ours supposed to be for? Are we to spend it identifying each other with catalogues, like tourists in an art gallery? Or are we to try to exchange some kind of a signal, however garbled, before it's too late?”
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

Christopher Isherwood
“Do you think it makes people nasty to be loved? You know it doesn’t! Then why should it make them nice to be loathed? While you’re being persecuted, you hate what’s happening to you, you hate the people who are making it happen; you’re in a world of hate. Why, you wouldn’t recognize love if you met it! You’d suspect love! You’d think there was something behind it—some motive—some trick.”
― Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man”
Christopher Isherwood

Christopher Isherwood
“Staring and staring into the mirror, it sees many faces within its face - the face of the child, the boy, the young man, the not-so-young man - all present still, preserved like fossils on superimposed layers, and, like fossils, dead. Their message to this live dying creature is: Look at us - we have died - what is there to be afraid of?It answers them: But that happened so gradually, so easily. I'm afraid of being rushed.” Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man”
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

“No one ever hates without a cause....”
Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man”
Christopher Isherwood,

“I'm like a book you have to read. A book can't read itself to you. It doesn't even know what it's about.” Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man”
Christopher Isherwood,