Barry Maitland’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Barry Maitland Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles  we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Barry Maitland, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Barry Maitland you will find my Ten favourites of Barry Maitland’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“You won’t even know you’ve crossed the line until it’s way back in your rearview mirror.”
― Barry Maitland, I Hunt Killers 

“See, forgiveness doesn’t happen all at once. It’s not an event — it’s a process. Forgiveness happens while you’re asleep, while you’re dreaming, while you’re inline at the coffee shop, while you’re showering, eating, farting, jerking off. It happens in the back of your mind, and then one day you realize that you don’t hate the person anymore, that your anger has gone away somewhere. And you understand. You’ve forgiven them. You don’t know how or why. It sneaked up on you. It happened in the small spaces between thoughts and in the seconds between ideas and blinks. That’s where forgiveness happens. Because anger and hatred, when left unfed, bleed away like air from a punctured tire, over time and days and years. Forgiveness is stealth. At least, that’s what I hope.”
― Barry Maitland,  Boy Toy

“This is why I forgive, but I don’t forget. When you forget someone, the forgiveness doesn’t mean anything anymore.”
― Barry Maitland, I Hunt Killers

 “Medicine cabinets are dangerous. Those doors, man. They’ll just spring on you like a ninja.”
― Barry Maitland,  I Hunt Killers

“…called nine-one-one,” Howie was saying, “and then I heard something in the alleyway, so I went back there and” –Howie coughed– “and valiantly attacked his knife with my guts, to no avail.”

“Did you get a good look at him? Could you describe him?”

Howie smiled wanly. “Yeah. He was about yay long” –he held up his hands, four inches apart– “thin, made of steel. Pointy. Sharp.”
― Barry Maitland,  I Hunt Killers

“[She] was made up of skin and bones and hate and crazy, and hate and crazy don’t weigh anything.”
― Barry Maitland, I Hunt Killers

“Anger and hatred, when left unfed, bleed away like air from a punctured tire, over time and days and years. Forgiveness is stealth.”


― Barry Maitland,  Boy Toy

“What if a puppet could cut its own strings, and in that act of defiance and strength of will become truly alive? Become is own puppetmaster?”
― Barry Maitland,  I Hunt Killers

“Jazz hadn’t given her many details of exactly what life in the Dent house had been like, but he’d told her enough that she knew it wasn’t hearts and flowers. Well, except for the occasional heart cut from a chest. And the kind of flowers you send to funerals.”
― Barry Maitland,  I Hunt Killers

“What was the opposite of linkage blindness? What described being certain of something without any kind of evidence?

…The term was faith.”

― Barry Maitland,  I Hunt Killers

10 Famous Quotes by Author Barry Maitland

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Barry Maitland, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Barry Maitland.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Barry Maitland. 

One Final Bonus – Longer – Barry Maitland Quote 

“It’s like this,” he’d explained once to Connie. “If someone gave you a single rose, you’d be happy, right?”

“Okay,” he went on, “Now imagine someone gives you Ten thousand roses.”

“That is a whole lotta roses,” she said. “That’s too much.”

“Right. Too much. But more than that, it makes each individual rose much less special, right? It makes it hard to pick one out and say, ‘That’s the good one.’ And it makes you want to just get rid of them all because none of them seem special now.”

Connie had narrowed her eyes. “Are you saying when you’re at school you just want to get rid of everyone?”

Barry Maitland, I Hunt Killers

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