Denise Mina: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Denise Mina Quotes 

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

About Denise Mina

In 1966, Denise Mina was born in Glasgow. Due to her father’s job as an engineer, the family moved around Europe during the north sea oil boom of the 1970s
After leaving school at sixteen, she worked in a meat factory, a bar, as a kitchen porter, and as a cook.
She eventually settled into auxiliary nursing for geriatric and terminal care patients.
Upon passing exams, she got into Glasgow University, studied Law, and then completed a PhD at Strathclyde University on the attribution of mental illness to female offenders, while simultaneously teaching criminology and criminal law.
She misused her grant by staying home and writing a novel, ‘Garnethill,’ when she should have been studying.

Born: Glasgow, The United Kingdom
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

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Popular Quotes

“I want to kick Grandma in the penis,”
― Denise Mina, The Red Road

 “Julia saw the awe on my face. She recognised it. She pouted and graced me with a small, wry smile, then dropped her eyes and turned away as if to say, yes, here I am. I am a peerless pearl who has fallen from her setting. I have rolled into the dust under a couch and been forgotten. But, if you can see past the dust and the gloom, you will see that I am still a pearl.”
― Denise Mina, Conviction

“Lovely thing about Adam, and why I loved him, was that he was kind to me when it mattered and he had seen a lot too. It’s hard to be among vanilla bastards all the time. Normal people can get genuinely upset about a bad haircut, cross words, sick cats. It’s hard not to roll your eyes and say the wrong thing.”
― Denise Mina, Conviction

 “I often said the wrong thing–wake up, shut up, grow up. These are the wrong things to say when people are sad about some minor cruelty or sentimental incident.”
― Denise Mina, Conviction

 “Just when you think something can’t get any worse someone who dislikes you comes to watch.”
― Denise Mina, Conviction: A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

 “If Morrow worked with herself she’d try and sit a few desks away.”
― Denise Mina, Still Midnight

“Don’t go on holiday to Blackpool, it’s fucking horrible there.”
― Denise Mina, Field of Blood

 “January is the despairing heart of the Scottish winter”
― Denise Mina, Exile

“Ah, the meek. Playing the long game. Sneaky bastards.”
― Denise Mina, Field of Blood

“It was Lord of the Flies without table manners.”
― Denise Mina, The Dead Hour

10 Famous Quotes by Author Denise Mina

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

One Final Bonus – Denise Mina Quote 

“She walked through the underpass at the Elephant and Castle, enjoying the sense that nothing really mattered, not the truth about the past, nor whether they believed her, not Winnie’s drinking or Vik’s ultimatum. It was the perfect place to escape from a painful past. She could waste years at home trying to make sense of a random series of events. There was no meaning, no lessons to be learned, no moral—none of it meant anything. She could spend her entire life trying to weave meaning into it, like compulsive gamblers and their secret schema. Nothing mattered, really, because an anonymous city is the moral equivalent of a darkened room. She understood why Ann had come here and stayed here and died here. It wouldn’t be hard. All she had to do was let go of home. She would phone Leslie and Liam sometimes, say she was fine, fine, let the calls get farther apart, make up a life for herself and they’d finally forget.”
― Denise Mina, Exile

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