Elizabeth McCracken’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Elizabeth McCracken Quotes 

Love reading? Then it’s likely you will love a good quote from your favourite author. This article covers Elizabeth McCracken’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes that we at Australia Unwrapped have collected from some of his greatest works. Elizabeth McCracken quotes to remember and here you will find 10 of the best. A memorable quote can stay with you and can be used along your journey. Choosing Elizabeth McCracken’s top 10 quotes is not easy, but here they are:

Popular Quotes

“Books remember all the things you cannot contain.”
― Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant’s House

 “Books are a bad family – there are those you love, and those you are indifferent to; idiots and mad cousins who you would banish except others enjoy their company; wrongheaded but fascinating eccentrics and dreamy geniuses; orphaned grandchildren; and endless brothers-in-law simply taking up space who you wish you could send straight to hell. Except you can’t, for the most part. You must house them and make them comfortable and worry about them when they go on trips and there is never enough room.”
― Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant’s House

“People think librarians are unromantic, unimaginative. This is not true. We are people whose dreams run in particular ways. Ask a mountain climber what he feels when he sees a mountain; a lion tamer what goes through his mind when he meets a new lion; a doctor confronted with a beautiful malfunctioning body. The idea of a library full of books, the books full of knowledge, fills me with fear and love and courage and endless wonder.”
― Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant’s House

 “truthfully, this is the fabric of all my fantasies: love shown not by a kiss or a wild look or a careful hand but by a willingness for research. i don’t dream of someone who understands me immediately, who seems to have known me my entire life, who says, i know me too. i want someone keen to learn my own strange organization, amazed at what’s revealed; someone who asks, and then what, and then what?”
― Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant’s House: A Romance

 “This is why you need everyone you know after a disaster, because there is not one right response. It’s what paralyzes people around the grief-stricken, of course, the idea that there are right things to say and wrong things and it’s better to say nothing than something clumsy.”
― Elizabeth McCracken, An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination

 “Library books were, I suddenly realized, promiscuous, ready to lie down in the arms of anyone who asked. Not like bookstore books, which married their purchasers, or were brokered for marriages to others.”
― Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant’s House

“but you can’t spend your whole life hoping people will ask you the right questions. you must learn to love and answer the questions they already ask.”
― Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant’s House: A Romance

 “And while I was not an admirer of people in the specific, I liked them in the abstract. It is only the execution of the idea that disappoints.”
― Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant’s House

“Grief lasts longer than sympathy, which is one of the tragedies of the grieving.”
― Elizabeth McCracken

“People think they’re interesting. That’s their first mistake.”
― Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant’s House

10 Famous Quotes by Author Elizabeth McCracken

10 quotes by Elizabeth McCracken there you go! It’s never an easy task picking the best quotations from great writers, so please if you disagree or have more to add, please comment and share your opinions. My 10 greatest Elizabeth McCracken quotes will likely be different from yours; however, that’s the best thing about them, each quote can mean something different to each person. So don’t wait, comment and shares your best Elizabeth McCracken Quote. 

One Final Bonus – Elizabeth McCracken Quote 

“I had never wanted to be one of those girls in love with boys who would not have me. Unrequited love – plain desperate aboveboard boy-chasing – turned you into a salesperson, and what you were selling was something he didn’t want, couldn’t use, would never miss. Unrequited love was deciding to be useless, and I could never abide uselessness.

Neither could James. He understood. In such situations, you do one of two things – you either walk away and deny yourself, or you do sneaky things to get what you need. You attend weddings, you go for walks. You say, yes. Yes, you’re my best friend, too.”

― Elizabeth McCracken, The Giant’s House

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