Han Kang’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Han Kang Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“Why, is it such a bad thing to die?”
― Han Kang, The Vegetarian

 “Life is such a strange thing, she thinks, once she has stopped laughing. Even after certain things have happened to them, no matter how awful the experience, people still go on eating and drinking, going to the toilet and washing themselves – living, in other words. And sometimes they even laugh out loud. And they probably have these same thoughts, too, and when they do it must make them cheerlessly recall all the sadness they’d briefly managed to forget.”
― Han Kang, The Vegetarian

“Is it true that human beings are fundamentally cruel? Is the experience of cruelty the only thing we share as a species? Is the dignity that we cling to nothing but self-delusion, masking from ourselves the single truth: that each one of us is capable of being reduced to an insect, a ravening beast, a lump of meat? To be degraded, slaughtered – is this the essential of humankind, one which history has confirmed as inevitable?”
― Han Kang, Human Acts

 “She was no longer able to cope with all that her sister reminded her of. She’d been unable to forgive her for soaring alone over a boundary she herself could never bring herself to cross, unable to forgive that magnificent irresponsibility that had enabled Yeong-hye to shuck off social constraints and leave her behind, still a prisoner. And before Yeong-hye had broken those bars, she’d never even known they were there.”
― Han Kang, The Vegetarian

 “Some memories never heal. Rather than fading with the passage of time, those memories become the only things that are left behind when all else is abraded. The world darkens, like electric bulbs going out one by one. I am aware that I am not a safe person.”
― Han Kang, Human Acts

 “The feeling that she had never really lived in this world caught her by surprise. It was a fact. She had never lived. Even as a child, as far back as she could remember, she had done nothing but endure.”
― Han Kang, The Vegetarian

“She’s a good woman, he thought. The kind of woman whose goodness is oppressive.”
― Han Kang, The Vegetarian

 “After you died I could not hold a funeral,
And so my life became a funeral.”
― Han Kang, Human Acts

“I want to swallow you, have you melt into me and flow through my veins.”
― Han Kang, The Vegetarian

“Time was a wave, almost cruel in its relentlessness”
― Han Kang, The Vegetarian

10 Famous Quotes by Author Han Kang

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

One Final Bonus – Han Kang Quote 

“The feeling that she had never really lived in this world caught her by surprise. It was a fact. She had never lived. Even as a child, as far back as she could remember, she had done nothing but endure. She had believed in her own inherent goodness, her humanity, and lived accordingly, never causing anyone harm. Her devotion to doing things the right way had been unflagging, all her successes had depended on it, and she would have gone on like that indefinitely. She didn’t understand why, but faced with those decaying buildings and straggling grasses, she was nothing but a child who had never lived.”
― Han Kang, The Vegetarian

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