Bill Konigsberg’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Bill Konigsberg Quotes 

Bill Konigsberg, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Bill Konigsberg quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Bill Konigsberg’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Bill Konigsberg made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“It’s hard to be different,” Scarborough said. “And perhaps the best answer is not to tolerate differences, not even to accept them. But to celebrate them. Maybe then those who are different would feel more loved, and less, well, tolerated.”
― Bill Konigsberg,  Openly Straight

“The world needs people who are more comfortable standing still. We keep the earth on it axis when everybody else is bouncing around.”
― Bill Konigsberg, Openly Straight

“The hole in my heart, I can’t even begin to describe. It’s hard when you open your heart and let someone in and then suddenly they’re not in it anymore. It doesn’t matter whose fault it is; that empty spot stings so bad that you want to find any kind of relief, or wrap yourself up so tight you can’t feel it anymore. I knew it might be there a little while. Or maybe even a long while. For both of us.”
― Bill Konigsberg, Openly Straight

“You can be anything you want, but when you go against who you are inside, it doesn’t feel good.”
― Bill Konigsberg,  Openly Straight

“Guilt is about something you do. Shame is about who you are.”
― Bill Konigsberg,  Openly Straight

“Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.”
― Bill Konigsberg, Openly Straight

“Do you know how you get the urge to clean your room, and it’s no big deal? But when your mom tells you that you have to clean your room, you don’t want to? That’s me, anyway.”
― Bill Konigsberg, Openly Straight

“Wouldn’t it be nice if we lived in a world where no one thought being gay was even something to ride someone about?”
― Bill Konigsberg, Openly Straight

“We were dancers and drummers and standers and jugglers, and there was nothing anyone needed to accept or tolerate. We celebrated.”
― Bill Konigsberg, Openly Straight

“Straight people have it so much easier. They don’t understand. They can’t. There’s no such thing as openly straight.”
― Bill Konigsberg, Openly Straight

10 Famous Quotes by Author Bill Konigsberg

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Bill Konigsberg quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Bill Konigsberg quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Bill Konigsberg. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Bill Konigsberg quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Longer – Bill Konigsberg Quote 

“We were at a swap meet in Cochituate last year, and there was this Boy Scout troop with a sign that read, ‘Help Boy Scouts, Blind Kids.’ Toby saw it, and he grabbed my shirt collar and pulled me away. I asked what was wrong, and with this scared expression on his face, he said, “That’s not right. They need to be stopped.’

I cracked up. ‘Oh, no,’ I said.

‘When I asked him why helping blind kids and Boy Scouts was bad, Toby’s whole face went white. He said, ‘Forget it. Let’s go.’ But I had to know what the hell he was talking about, so I made him walk back over with me. We looked at the sign together, and finally he mumbled, ‘I didn’t see the comma.”

 Bill Konigsberg, Openly Straight

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