Deon Meyer: Author Bio About and Best Quotes


Ten of My Favorite Deon Meyer Quotes 

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

About Deon Meyer

A South African screenwriter and crime fiction author, Deon Meyer writes both crime fiction and thrillers.

Deon is a former journalist, advertising copywriter, internet manager, and brand strategist who has published thirteen novels and two short story collections. Over 40 countries have published his books in 28 languages.

Aside from television series, he has written four screenplays for feature films. He has also produced and directed Afrikaans films.

He has received several awards for his books, including the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière (2003) and the Mystère de la critique (2004) from France, the Deutsche Krimi Prize (2006), the Swedish Martin Beck Award (2010), the ATKV Prose Prize (2000, 2003, and 2004), the ATKV Suspense Fiction Prize (2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2019), the M-Net Award for Most Filmic Novel (2009, 2012), and the Barry Award for Best Thriller in the USA (2010).

He was born in Paarl in 1958, and matriculated at Klerksdorp High School in 1976. He has studied at the Universities of Northwest, Free State and Stellenbosch and holds a Masters’ Degree in Creative Writing from the University of Northwest.

Currently, he resides in Stellenbosch with his wife Marianne and is passionate about South Africa, Mozart, mountain biking, cooking, photography, and the Free State Cheetahs and Springbok rugby teams.

Born: July 04, 1958, Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa
Genre: Crime Fiction

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Popular Quotes

“Hebzucht heeft geen kleur.”
― Deon Meyer, Onzichtbaar

 “Yeah, of course I hated too. Facebook most of all, if you have to know. Facebook. Hated it. For me that was the epitome of what was wrong with society. ’Cause why, you’ve got all these friends, but they’re not real friends, just people you can post photos for, of your breakfast and your lunch and your cute kitty. I ask you. Like they really cared. They only cared because they needed you as an audience. Facebook friends were an audience, that’s all. And it made me sick how they all needed an audience. Society got so impersonal, so don’t-care, till we had to validate ourselves on something like Facebook, to an audience of people who don’t give a flying . . . Let me just say, that’s sad. Tragic.”
― Deon Meyer, Fever

“Ik wilde haar weer horen lachen. Sterker nog: ik wilde de lach uit haar tevoorschijn toveren, ik wilde de reden zijn waarom die melodie gespeeld werd, want het was de klank van geluk, van tevredenheid, van alles wat goed en mooi was in de wereld.”
― Deon Meyer, Onsigbaar

 “We are starting a sanctuary, a community that will have justice, wisdom, moderation and courage…”
“It’s from Plato,” said Pa. “From The Republic.”
“I see,” said Hennie, in a tone that revealed he had no idea what Pa was talking about.”
― Deon Meyer, Fever A Novel

 “Egan. Watse naam is Egan? Hoe kom jy op daai een? Hoe kyk jy vir hierdie baby, jou laaitie, en sê, ‘nooit, dis ‘n Egan’. Klink soos die naam van ‘n alien in die Spielberg movie. Fokken Egan… Egan the Vegan”
― Deon Meyer, 7 dae

 “Long story short, I have always been fascinated by how we absolutely need to be in a relationship. I mean, it consumes us, that need, that terrible need to be loved, to be with someone.”
― Deon Meyer, Fever A Novel

“If you keep your eye on the profit, you’re going to skimp on the product. But if you focus on making really great products, then the profits will follow.”
― Deon Meyer, Icarus

 “Years later I realised he left sex out when he came to Maslow’s list of physiological needs. I don’t blame him.”
― Deon Meyer, Fever A Novel

“Academy. And what a narcotic the drug of positive feedback”
― Deon Meyer, Dead at Daybreak

“Wilt u een gorilla of een onzichtbare?”
― Deon Meyer, Onzichtbaar

10 Famous Quotes by Author Deon Meyer

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

One Final Bonus – Deon Meyer Quote 

“But a day later, it was ‘Prof Tim says low fat is a fraud,’ when he was eating a tub of yoghurt at his desk for breakfast. He let that slide too. Until the following morning, when he and a packet of Simba salt-and-vinegar crisps walked out of the morning parade, and Mbali said, ‘Prof Tim says it’s the carbs that make you fat, you know,’ and he couldn’t take it any more and snapped: ‘Prof Tim who?’ And so she told him. Everything. About this Prof Tim Noakes who once got the whole fokken world eating pasta, and then he did an about face and said, no, carbs are what’s making everyone obese, and he wrote a book of recipes, and now he was Mbali’s big hero, ‘Because it takes a great man to admit that he was wrong’, and she had already lost so much weight and she had so much more energy, and it wasn’t all that hard, she didn’t miss the carbs because now she ate cauliflower rice and cauliflower mash and flax seed bread. Flax seed bread, for fuck’s sake.”
― Deon Meyer, Icarus

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