Garrard Conley’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Garrard Conley Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“Sometimes it was what you left unsaid or undone that drew you into a state of wonder.”
― Garrard Conley, Boy Erased: A Memoir

 “What my mother didn’t yet know about being gay in the South was that you never ran out of material, that being secretly gay your whole life, averting your eyes every time you saw a handsome man, praying on your knees every time a sexual thought entered your mind or every time you’d acted even remotely feminine—this gave you an embarrassment of sins for which you constantly felt the need to apologize, repent, beg forgiveness.”
― Garrard Conley, Boy Erased: A Memoir

“There is a mystery in this, a minor apocalypse somewhere between what these two men once knew of themselves- a holding on to something that, in turn, refused to let them go- and I long to know it, like the old prophets.”
― Garrard Conley, Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family

 “I came to therapy thinking that my sexuality didn’t matter, but it turned out that every part of my personality was intimately connected. Cutting one piece damaged the rest.”
― Garrard Conley

 “With each passing day at the facility, it seemed as though becoming straight was simply a matter of good lighting, of ignoring what you didn’t want to see.”
― Garrard Conley, Boy Erased: A Memoir

 “Masculine meant strong. Masculine meant straight. If we could only learn the essence of what it meant to be masculine, then we could learn the rest.”
― Garrard Conley, Boy Erased: A Memoir

“What did it feel like to not have to think about your every move, to not be scrutinized for everything you did, to not have to lie every day?”
― Garrard Conley, Boy Erased: A Memoir

 “But love was always moving, always pushing us forward—always in action—and we often had no choice but to submit to where it lead us.”
― Garrard Conley, Boy Erased: A Memoir

“You cut out what was once dear to you, ignore the ache in the back of your throat, erase the details you want to forget.”
― Garrard Conley, Boy Erased: A Memoir

“Love, over time, could either blossom or wither, become a source of wonder or a remembered ache.”
― Garrard Conley, Boy Erased: A Memoir

10 Famous Quotes by Author Garrard Conley

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

One Final Bonus – Garrard Conley Quote 

“When I first read the Harry Potter books and learned about the lightning bolt scar on Harry’s forehead, I thought, Of course. Of course love worked that way. Of course it left its mark on the beloved. This secret mark protected you, kept you safe from harm, reminded you of who you were. All it took was the smallest symbol and you were safe. As I grew older and discovered my love of literature, I externalized the markings, wrote them down in my Moleskine, kept my notebook close – so much so that when the LIA counselors took away my notebook years later, they took away much of this protection. But they didn’t take all of it. The empty pages still carried ghosts.”
― Garrard Conley, Boy Erased: A Memoir

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