Inspirational Ann Patchett Quotes

Ann Patchett (born December 2, 1963) is an American author. Below is a collection of Inspirational Ann Patchett Quotes.

Ann Patchett Quotes

Ann Patchett Quotes
Ann Patchett Quotes

“It was never the right time or it was always the right time, depending on how you looked at it.”
― Ann Patchett

“It makes you wonder. All the brilliant things we might have done with our lives if only we suspected we knew how.”
― Ann Patchett

“Just because things hadn’t gone the way I had planned didn’t necessarily mean they had gone wrong.”
― Ann Patchett

“Never be so focused on what you’re looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.”
― Ann Patchett

“Love was action. It came to you. It was not a choice.”
― Ann Patchett

“Writing is a job, a talent, but it’s also the place to go in your head. It is the imaginary friend you drink your tea with in the afternoon.”
― Ann Patchett

“In this life we love who we love. There were some stories in which facts were very nearly irrelevant.”
― Ann Patchett

“Everyone knows everything eventually.”
― Ann Patchett

“She sang as if she was saving the life of every person in the room.”
― Ann Patchett

“I believe, in my better moments, that there is a plan and things go not the way we want them to but the way they should.”
― Ann Patchett

“Hope is a horrible thing, you know. I don’t know who decided to package hope as a virtue because it’s not. It’s a plague. Hope is like walking around with a fishhook in your mouth and somebody just keeps pulling it and pulling it.”
― Ann Patchett

“You are always someones favorite unfolding story.”
― Ann Patchett

“Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it. … It is a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are the spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the voice of the world’s greatest soprano. Not everyone can be the artist. There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see.”
― Ann Patchett

“There was no one clear point of loss. It happened over and over again in a thousand small ways and the only truth there was to learn was that there was no getting used to it.”
― Ann Patchett

“Shame should be reserved for the things we choose to do, not the circumstances that life puts on us.”
― Ann Patchett

“I think the best vacation is the one that relieves me of my own life for a while and then makes me long for it again.”
― Ann Patchett

“Coming back is the thing that enables you to see how all the dots in your life are connected, how one decision leads you another, how one twist of fate, good or bad, brings you to a door that later takes you to another door, which aided by several detours–long hallways and unforeseen stairwells–eventually puts you in the place you are now.”
― Ann Patchett

“If you’re trying to find out what’s coming next, turn off everything you own that has an OFF switch and listen.”
― Ann Patchett

“I want to learn to love people like this, the way I love my dog, with pride and enthusiasm and a complete amnesia for faults. In short, to love others the way my dog loves me.”
― Ann Patchett quotes

“It was too much work to remember things you might not have again, and so one by one they opened up their hands and let them go.”
― Ann Patchett

“If what a person wants is his life, he tends to be quiet about wanting anything else. Once the life begins to seem secure, one feels the freedom to complain.”
― Ann Patchett

“Only a few of us are going to be willing to break our own hearts by trading in the living beauty of imagination for the stark disappointment of words.”
― Ann Patchett

“I wanted to eat her pain, take it into me and make it my own.”
― Ann Patchett

“Reading fiction not only develops our imagination and creativity, it gives us the skills to be alone. It gives us the ability to feel empathy for people we’ve never met, living lives we couldn’t possibly experience for ourselves, because the book puts us inside the character’s skin.”
― Ann Patchett

“He realized now he was only just beginning to see the full extent to which it was his destiny to follow, to walk blindly into fates he could never understand. In fate there was reward, in turning over one’s heart to God there was a magnificence that lay beyond description. At the moment one is sure that all is lost, look at what is gained!”
― Ann Patchett

“Maybe the private life wasn’t forever. Maybe everyone got it for a little while and then spent the rest of their lives remembering.”
― Ann Patchett

“I think people become consumed with selling a book when they need to be consumed with writing it.”
― Ann Patchett

“There was such an incredible logic to kissing, such a metal-to-magnet pull between two people that it was a wonder that they found the strength to prevent themselves from succumbing every second. Rightfully, the world should be a whirlpool of kissing into which we sank and never found the strength to rise up again.”
― Ann Patchett

“There can be something cruel about people who have had good fortune. They equate it with personal goodness.”
― Ann Patchett

“For a man to know what he has when he had it, that is what makes him a fortunate man.”
― Ann Patchett quotes

“He used to say we all had a compass inside of us and what we needed to do was to find it and to follow it.”
― Ann Patchett

“The kind of love that offers its life so easily, so stupidly, is always the love that is not returned.”
― Ann Patchett

“Sometimes love does not have the most honorable beginnings, and the endings, the endings will break you in half. It’s everything in between we live for.”
― Ann Patchett

“I was starting to wonder if I was ready to be a writer, not someone who won prizes, got published and was given the time and space to work, but someone who wrote as a course of life. Maybe writing wouldn’t have any rewards. Maybe the salvation I would gain through work would only be emotional and intellectual. Wouldn’t that be enough, to be a waitress who found an hour or two hidden in every day to write?”
― Ann Patchett

“He doesn’t know to want for more because nothing in his life has been as much as this on that night he thinks that no one has ever had so much and only later will he know he should have asked for more.”
― Ann Patchett

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  1. I really enjoyed these and have saved a few in my favourite quotes file. Thank you for sharing

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