David Grann’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite David Grann Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“Loneliness is not intolerable when enthusiasm for a quest fills the mind.”
― David Grann, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

 “Years later, another member [of the Royal Geographical Society] conceded, “Explorers are not, perhaps, the most promising people with whom to build a society. Indeed, some might say that explorers become explorers precisely because they have a streak of unsociability and a need to remove themselves at regular intervals as far as possible from their fellow men.”
― David Grann, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

“History is a merciless judge. It lays bare our tragic blunders and foolish missteps and exposes our most intimate secrets, wielding the power of hindsight like an arrogant detective who seems to know the end of the mystery from the outset.”
― David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

 “There never has been a country on this earth that has fallen except when that point was reached…where the citizens would say, ‘We cannot get justice in our courts.’ ”
― David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

 “Fawcett, quoting a companion, wrote that cannibalism “at least provides a reasonable motive for killing a man, which is more than you can say for civilized warfare.”
― David Grann, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

 “As Sherlock Holmes famously said, “When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
― David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

“Does God think that, because it is raining, I am not going to destroy the world? – Lope de Aguirre after going mad in the Amazon”
― David Grann, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

 “…much of the discovery of the world was based on failure rather than on success–on tactical errors and pipe dreams.”
― David Grann, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

“An Indian Affairs agent said, ‘The question will suggest itself, which of these people are the savages?”
― David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

“Many accidents happen to white people because they don’t believe their dreams.”
― David Grann, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

10 Famous Quotes by Author David Grann

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

One Final Bonus – David Grann Quote 

“There was one question that the judge and the prosecutors and the defense never asked the jurors but that was central to the proceedings: Would a jury of twelve white men ever punish another white man for killing an American Indian? One skeptical reporter noted, “The attitude of a pioneer cattleman toward the full-blood Indian…is fairly well recognized.” A prominent member of the Osage tribe put the matter more bluntly: “It is a question in my mind whether this jury is considering a murder case or not. The question for them to decide is whether a white man killing an Osage is murder—or merely cruelty to animals.”
― David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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