Geraldine Brooks: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Geraldine Brooks Quotes 

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

About Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks is the author of the novels The Secret Chord, Caleb’s Crossing, People of the Book, March (which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2006) and Year of Wonders, which Olivia Coleman recently optioned. The author has also written three non-fiction books: Nine Parts of Desire, a memoir of her experiences with Muslim women in the mideast, Foreign Correspondence, a memoir of an Australian childhood filled with penpals around the world, and The Idea of Home: Boyer Lectures 2011. She began as a reporter in Sydney and went on to cover conflicts in Bosnia, Somalia, and the Middle East as a Wall Street Journal correspondent. Currently, she lives on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts with two sons, a horse named Valentine, and a dog named Bear.

Born: Sydney, Australia
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

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Popular Quotes

“To know a man’s library is, in some measure, to know a man’s mind.”
― Geraldine Brooks, March

 “…The hagaddah came to Sarajevo for a reason. It was here to test us, to see if there were people who could see that what united us was more than what divided us. That to be a human being matters more than to be a Jew or a Muslim, Catholic or Orthodox. p. 361”
― Geraldine Brooks, People of the Book

“God warns us not to love any earthly thing above Himself, and yet He sets in a mother’s heart such a fierce passion for her babes that I do not comprehend how He can test us so.”
― Geraldine Brooks, Year of Wonders

 “I borrowed his brightness and used it to see my way, and then gradually, from the habit of looking at the world as he illuminated it, the light in my own mind rekindled.”
― Geraldine Brooks, Year of Wonders

 “You go on. You set one foot in front of the other, and if a thin voice cries out, somewhere behind you, you pretend not to hear, and keep going.”
― Geraldine Brooks, March

 “She was like a butterfly, full of color and vibrancy when she chose to open her wings, yet hardly visible when she closed them.”
― Geraldine Brooks, Caleb’s Crossing

“A book is more than the sum of its materials. It is an artifact of the human mind and hand.”
― Geraldine Brooks, People of the Book

 “If there is one class of person I have never quite trusted, it is a man who knows no doubt.”
― Geraldine Brooks

“Book burnings. Always the forerunners. Heralds of the stake, the ovens, the mass graves.”
― Geraldine Brooks, People of the Book

“For to know a man’s library is, in some measure, to know his mind.”
― Geraldine Brooks, March

10 Famous Quotes by Author Geraldine Brooks

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

One Final Bonus – Geraldine Brooks Quote 

“I am not alone in this. I only let him do to me what men have ever done to women: march off to empty glory and hollow acclaim and leave us behind to pick up the pieces. The broken cities, the burned barns, the innocent injured beasts, the ruined bodies of the boys we bore and the men we lay with.

The waste of it. I sit here, and I look at him, and it is as if a hundred women sit beside me: the revolutionary farm wife, the English peasant woman, the Spartan mother-‘Come back with your shield or on it,’ she cried, because that was what she was expected to cry. And then she leaned across the broken body of her son and the words turned to dust in her throat.”
― Geraldine Brooks, March

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