Hilary Thayer Hamann’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Hilary Thayer Hamann Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“When you lose your parents as a child, you are indoctrinated into a club, you re taken into life’s severest confidence. You are undeceived.”
― Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl

 “The unusual thing about quiet is that when you seek it, it is almost impossible to achieve. When you strive for quiet, you become impatient, and impatience is itself a noiseless noise. You can block every superficial sound, but, with each new layer extinguished, a next rises up, finer and more entrapping, until you arrive at last in the infinite attitude of your own riotous mind. Inside is where all the memories last like wells, and the unspoken wishes like golden buds, and the pain that you keep, lingering and implicit, staying inside, nesting inside, articulating, articulating, through to the day you die. (p. 240)”
― Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl

“Jocks were pretty much exempt from the standards that bound the rest of us. Teachers and administrators humor them because it’s in everyone’s interests to coax them through school and get them out of the building. Since it’s unethical to turn them loose on society, they get sent to college to be kept out of the mix until their frontal lobes develop more fully. As enticement they are given sports scholarships that will later amount to nothing, not even good health.”
― Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl

 “And loneliness. I should say something of loneliness. The panic, the sweeping hysteria that comes not when you are without others, but when you are without yourself, adrift. I should describe the filthy province of mind, the blighted district inside, the place so crowded you cannot raise the lids of your eyes. Your shoulders are drawn and your head has fallen and your chest is bruised by the constant assault of your heart. (p. 37)”
― Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl

 “Since he knew things at the beginning, maybe at the end he knew things too. That we had gone as far as chance would take us. That nothing is more sacred than youth or more hopeful than turning yourself over to someone and saying ~ I have this time, it is not a long time, but it is my best time and my best gift, and I give it to you. When I revisit my youth, I re-visit you.”
― Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl

 “It was frankly sort of confusing, the way everyone stared at our bodies exactly as they tried to erase the ideas of our bodies from our minds. We were supposed to get over ourselves but no one was supposed to get over us. The female body was our worst handicap and our best advantage — the surest means to success, the surest course to failure. (p. 72)”
― Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl

“Having to talk to people was the one thing, but soliciting conversation was something else. If I acted squirmy or didn’t make eye contact, they would want to know what was wrong, and I would have to say, Nothing, since nothing really was wrong. Nothing is an easy thing to feel but a difficult thing to express”
― Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl

 “The most awful hunger is the type that is satisfied too soon, before it moves you, before you are moved by it, before it becomes protracted and superior, a motivating business, making you honorable, graceful, clever – a hunter.”
― Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl

“It’s better to keep grief inside. Grief inside works like bees or ants, building curious and perfect structures, complicating you. Grief outside means you want something from someone, and chances are good you won’t get it.”
― Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl

“Kindness is everything . . . When you receive it and express it, it becomes the whole meaning of things. It’s life, demystified. A place out of self. Not a waltz, the the whirls within a waltz.”
― Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl

10 Famous Quotes by Author Hilary Thayer Hamann

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

One Final Bonus – Hilary Thayer Hamann Quote 

“Boys will be boys, that’s what people say. No one ever mentions how girls have to be something other than themselves altogether. We are to stifle the same feelings that boys are encouraged to display. We are to use gossip as a means of policing ourselves — this way those who do succumb to sex but are not damaged by it are damaged instead by peer malice. Girls demand a covenant because if one gives in, others will be expected to do the same. We are to remain united in cruelty, ignorance, and aversion. Or we are to starve the flesh from our bones, penalizing the body for its nature, castigating ourselves for advances we are powerless to prevent. We are to make false promises then resist the attentions solicited. Basically we are to become expert liars.”
― Hilary Thayer Hamann, Anthropology of an American Girl

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