Denis Johnson’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Denis Johnson Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“I knew every raindrop by its name.”
― Denis Johnson, Jesus’ Son

 “And therefore I looked down into the great pity of a person’s life on this earth. I don’t mean that we all end up dead, that’s not the great pity. I mean that he couldn’t tell me what he was dreaming, and I couldn’t tell him what was real.”
― Denis Johnson, Jesus’ Son

“She wanted to eat my heart and be lost in the desert with what she’d done, she wanted to fall on her knees and give birth from it, she wanted to hurt me as only a child can be hurt by its mother.”
― Denis Johnson

 “All these weirdos, and me getting a little better every day right in the midst of them. I had never known, never even imagined for a heartbeat, that there might be a place for people like us.”
― Denis Johnson, Jesus’ Son

 “She had nothing in this world but her two hands and her crazy love for Jesus, who seemed, for his part, never to have heard of her.”
― Denis Johnson, Tree of Smoke

 “Sometimes what I wouldn’t give to have us sitting in a bar again at 9:00 a.m. telling lies to one another, far from God.”
― Denis Johnson, Jesus’ Son

“We’d torn open our chests and shown our cowardly hearts, and you can never stay friends after something like that”
― Denis Johnson, Jesus’ Son

 “With each step my heart broke for the person I would never find, the person who’d love me.”
― Denis Johnson, Jesus’ Son

“English words are like prisms. Empty, nothing inside, and still they make rainbows.”
― Denis Johnson

“Talk into my bullet hole. Tell me I’m fine.”
― Denis Johnson, Jesus’ Son

10 Famous Quotes by Author Denis Johnson

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

One Final Bonus – Denis Johnson Quote 

“When he was dry, he believed it was alcohol he needed, but when he had a few drinks in him, he knew it was something else, possibly a woman; and when he had it all — cash, booze, and a wife — he couldn’t be distracted from the great emptiness that was always falling through him and never hit the ground.”
― Denis Johnson

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