Inspirational John Grogan Quotes

John Grogan (born March 20, 1957) is an American journalist and non-fiction writer. Below is a collection of Inspirational John Grogan Quotes.

His memoir Marley & Me (2005) was a best selling book about his family’s dog Marley.

John Grogan Quotes

John Grogan Quotes
John Grogan Quotes

“A dog is the greatest gift a parent can give a child. OK, a good education, then a dog.”
― John Grogan

“Really, as a writer, I believe that if you’re going to write about your own life, you need to do it as honestly and candidly as you are capable.”
― John Grogan

“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.”
― John Grogan

“Never slow down, never look back, live each day with adolescent verve and spunk and curiosity and playfulness.”
― John Grogan

“I can’t solve the world’s problems, can’t even begin to contemplate them all. But on my little corner of Earth, I at least can try to live in a way that treads lightly.”
― John Grogan

“Even though I’m totally dependent on modern electronic gizmos, from my laptop to my iPod to my cell phone, I love to embrace old technology or no technology at all.”
― John Grogan

“Many of the qualities that come so effortlessly to dogs – loyalty, devotion, selflessness, unflagging optimism, unqualified love – can be elusive to humans.”
― John Grogan

“Cats will outsmart dogs every time.”
John Grogan

“Certain people are not going to connect with a book about the effect a dog has on a family. But every one of us has parents and has either said goodbye to those parents or knows that someday they will.”
― John Grogan

“Dogs are a really amazing eye opener for us humans because their lives are compressed into such a short period, so we can see them go from puppyhood to adolescence to strong adulthood and then into their sunset years in 10 to 12 years. It really drives home the point of how finite all our lives are.”
― John Grogan

“I collect old rusty hand tools and sharpen and polish them, then use them to build things out of walnut and cherry that I harvest from fallen trees in the woods.”
― John Grogan

“Living organically is my way of feeling connected to the earth and my own humanity. It’s how I feel balanced and at peace with the planet.”
― John Grogan

“I take a lot of satisfaction in trying to make my land as self-contained as possible, its own little mini environment. Minimal outputs; minimal inputs.”
― John Grogan

“Owning a dog always ended with this sadness because dogs just don’t live as long as people do.”
― John Grogan

“If you still think you’re a young pup then you are, no matter what the calendar says.”
― John Grogan

“I was keenly aware that everybody would have loved for me to do a close sequel or a spin-off to ‘Marley and Me.”
― John Grogan

“Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky”
― John Grogan

“There’s no such thing as a bad dog, just a bad owner.”
― John Grogan

“The rhythm of solitude, once so intimidating, began to feel comfortable. Aloneness, I was learning, does not have to equal loneliness.”
― John Grogan

“I’m pathologically incapable of making decisions. Just ask my wife how long it took me to propose – on second thought, best not to bring it up.”
― John Grogan

“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.”
― John Grogan

“A dog has no use for fancy cars, big homes, or designer clothes. A water log stick will do just fine. A dog doesn’t care if your rich or poor, clever or dull, smart or dumb. Give him your heart and he’ll give you his. How many people can you say that about? How many people can make you feel rare and pure and special? How many people can make you feel extraordinary?”
― John Grogan

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