David Downing’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite David Downing Quotes 

David Downing, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best David Downing 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 David Downing’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer David Downing made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“Carquinez Strait”
― David Downing, Jack of Spies

 “Of the Wobblies, most probably, but not just them. Of hope, perhaps, that her country might rise to the challenge, might override the legacies of slavery, Indian slaughters, and tenement squalor and actually place itself at the forefront of human progress.”
― David Downing, Lenin’s Roller Coaster

“These past few days I’ve realised—we’re strangers to each other. I feel like I’m standing outside their house and watching them through the window. I love them, of course, but more in memory than anything else. And love should be more than an echo.”
― David Downing, Masaryk Station

 “the remark of a Middlesex Regiment officer in 1918. “Intelligence services,” the man had said, “are prone to looking up their own arses and wondering why it’s dark.”
― David Downing, Zoo Station

 “The Gunners’ bomb-damaged ground at Highbury was still under repair, so they were hosting the Dynamos at nearby White Hart Lane on the following Wednesday.”
― David Downing, Lehrter Station

 “I’ve known a lot of political figures but never another one whose self-control seemed so fragile.”
― David Downing, Diary of a Dead Man on Leave

“Even if you find what you are looking for, you may discover its not worth the price.”
― David Downing

 “Nothing tears the heart like a glimpse of happiness.”
― David Downing, Diary of a Dead Man on Leave

“Russell didn’t reply. He was dumbstruck by”
― David Downing, Silesian Station

“who they are and not which”
― David Downing, Diary of a Dead Man on Leave

10 Famous Quotes by Author David Downing

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 David Downing quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best David Downing 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 David Downing. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable David Downing quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – David Downing Quote 

“It is a shameful spectacle to see how the whole democratic world is oozing sympathy for the poor tormented Jewish people, but remains hard-hearted and obdurate when it comes to helping them.’ More than a little rich when coming from the tormentor in chief, but hard to dispute.”
― David Downing, Diary of a Dead Man on Leave

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