Inspirational Ian McEwan Quotes

Ian McEwan (born 21 June 1948) is an English novelist. Below is a list of Inspirational Ian McEwan Quotes.

Ian McEwan Quotes

Ian McEwan Quotes
Ian McEwan Quotes

“Nothing that can be, can come between me and the full prospect of my hopes.”
― Ian McEwan

“When it’s gone, you’ll know what a gift love was. You’ll suffer like this. So go back and fight to keep it.”
― Ian McEwan

“Falling in love could be achieved in a single word—a glance.”
― Ian McEwan

“It was not generally realized that what children mostly wanted was to be left alone.”
― Ian McEwan

“It wasn’t only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and misunderstanding; above all, it was the failure to grasp the simple truth that other people are as real as you.”
― Ian McEwan

“A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended.”
― Ian McEwan

“Find you, love you, marry you, and live without shame.”
― Ian McEwan

“I’ve never had a moment’s doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life.”
― Ian McEwan

“It is photography itself that creates the illusion of innocence.”
― Ian McEwan

“This is how the entire course of a life can be changed: by doing nothing.”
― Ian McEwan

“All she had needed was the certainty of his love, and his reassurance that there was no hurry when a lifetime lay ahead of them.”
― Ian McEwan

“It was always the view of my parents…that hot weather encouraged loose morals among young people.”
Ian McEwan

“Wasn’t writing a kind of soaring, an achievable form of flight, of fancy, of the imagination?”
― Ian McEwan

“He knew these last lines by heart and mouthed them now in the darkness. My reason for life. Not living, but life. That was the touch. And she was his reason for life, and why he must survive.”
― Ian McEwan

“She lay in the dark and knew everything.”
― Ian McEwan

“Nothing was to be lost by beginning at the beginning.”
― Ian McEwan

“Imagining what it is like to be someone other than yourself is at the core of our humanity. It is the essence of compassion and the beginning of morality.”
― Ian McEwan quotes

“No one knows anything, really. It’s all rented, or borrowed.”
― Ian McEwan

“It is shaming sometimes, how the body will not, or cannot, lie about emotions.”
― Ian McEwan

“The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse.”
― Ian McEwan

“And though you think the world is at your feet, it can rise up and tread on you.”
― Ian McEwan

“Not everything people did could be in a correct, logical order, especially when they were alone.”
― Ian McEwan

“How guilt refined the methods of self-torture, threading the beads of detail into an eternal loop, a rosary to be fingered for a lifetime.”
― Ian McEwan

“You can tell a lot from a person’s nails. When a life starts to unravel, they’re among the first to go.”
― Ian McEwan

“When anything can happen, everything matters.”
― Ian McEwan

“The world should take note: not everything is getting worse.”
― Ian McEwan

“In my dreams I kiss your cunt, your sweet wet cunt. In my thoughts I make love to you all day long.”
― Ian McEwan

“From this new and intimate perspective, she learned a simple, obvious thing she had always known, and everyone knew; that a person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn, not easily mended.”
― Ian McEwan quotes

“There’s a taste in the air, sweet and vaguely antiseptic, that reminds him of his teenage years in these streets, and of a general state of longing, a hunger for life to begin that from this distance seems like happiness.”
― Ian McEwan

“Finally, you had to measure yourself by other people – there really was nothing else. every now and then, quite unintentionally, someone taught you something about yourself.”
― Ian McEwan

“The anticipation and dread he felt at seeing her was also a kind of sensual pleasure, and surrounding it, like an embrace, was a general elation–it might hurt, it was horribly inconvenient, no good might come of it, but he had found out for himself what it was to be in love, and it thrilled him.”
― Ian McEwan

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