Greg Iles’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Greg Iles Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“Man plans, God laughs,”
― Greg Iles, Natchez Burning

 “My favorite book is The Mysterious Island. I order my books from a flimsy catalog the teacher hands out to every student in the class. Emil and the Detectives. White Fang. Like that. Money is tight for us, but when it comes to books my mother is a spendthrift; I can order as many as I like. I sit here day after day, waiting for my books to arrive. My books. It takes a month or more, but when they finally do, when the teacher opens the big box and passes out the orders to the kids, checking the books against a form taken from her desk, I glow with happiness. I’ve never had the newest dress, or the prettiest, but I always have the tallest stack of books. Little paperbacks that smell of wet ink. I lay my cheek against their cool covers, anticipating the stories inside, knowing all the other girls wonder what I could possibly want with those books.”
― Greg Iles, Dead Sleep

“He always reminded us that every atom in our bodies was once part of a distant star that had exploded. He talked about how evolution moves from simplicity toward complexity, and how human intelligence is the highest known expression of evolution. I remember him telling me that a frog’s brain is much more complex than a star. He saw human consciousness as the first neuron of the universe coming to life and awareness. A spark in the darkness, waiting to spread to fire.”
― Greg Iles, The Footprints of God

 “When a parent dies, your center of gravity is altered. Even if you lived apart from them—even if you walled yourself off from all contact—you are irrevocably lessened by their passing. Death, like gravity, respects no barriers.”
― Greg Iles, Cemetery Road

 “Her touch was as knowing and confident as her eyes, and as she focused all her attention upon me, I remembered that there is nothing so thrilling as a woman of words when she decides that the time for words is past.”
― Greg Iles, The Footprints of God

 “The temptation to second-guess is strong. But I must remember one thing.

Life is simple.

You are healthy or you are sick. You are faithful to your wife or you aren’t. You are alive or you are dead.

I am alive.”
― Greg Iles

“When everything is at risk, good judgment, not haste, makes the difference between life and death. Panic is the enemy.”
― Greg Iles, The Devil’s Punchbowl

 “I will do those things which make me happy today and which I can also live with ten years from now.”
― Greg Iles, The Quiet Game

“Sooner or later. It had better be sooner. Later is like the horizon; it recedes as you approach.”
― Greg Iles, Dead Sleep

“Any person who wants to govern the world is by definition the wrong person to do it.”
― Greg Iles, The Footprints of God

10 Famous Quotes by Author Greg Iles

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

One Final Bonus – Greg Iles Quote 

“Einstein said the arrow of time flies in only one direction. Faulkner, being from Mississippi, understood the matter differently. He said the past is never dead; it’s not even past. All of us labor in webs spun long before we were born, webs of heredity and environment, of desire and consequence, of history and eternity. Haunted by wrong turns and roads not taken, we pursue images perceived as new but whose provenance dates to the dim dramas of childhood, which are themselves but ripples of consequence echoing down the generations. The quotidian demands of life distract from this resonance of images and events, but some of us feel it always.

And who among us, offered the chance, would not relive the day or hour in which we first knew love, or ecstasy, or made a choice that forever altered our future, negating a life we might have had? Such chances are rarely granted. Memory and grief prove Faulkner right enough, but Einstein knew the finality of action. If I cannot change what I had for lunch yesterday, I certainly cannot unmake a marriage, erase the betrayal of a friend, or board a ship that left port twenty years ago.”
― Greg Iles, The Quiet Game

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