Ian McEwan’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Ian McEwan Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“Find you, love you, marry you, and live without shame.”
― Ian McEwan, Atonement

 “A story was a form of telepathy. By means of inking symbols onto a page, she was able to send thoughts and feelings from her mind to her reader’s. It was a magical process, so commonplace that no one stopped to wonder at it.”
― Ian McEwan, Atonement

“It wasn’t only wickedness and scheming that made people unhappy, it was confusion and misunderstanding; above all, it was the failure to grasp the simple truth that other people are as real as you.”
― Ian McEwan, Atonement

 “The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse. ”
― Ian McEwan, Atonement

 “When it’s gone, you’ll know what a gift love was. You’ll suffer like this. So go back and fight to keep it.”
― Ian McEwan, Enduring Love

 “It was always the view of my parents…that hot weather encouraged loose morals among young people.”
― Ian McEwan

“A person is, among all else, a material thing, easily torn and not easily mended.”
― Ian McEwan, Atonement

 “And though you think the world is at your feet, it can rise up and tread on you.”
― Ian McEwan, Atonement

“This is how the entire course of a life can be changed: by doing nothing.”
― Ian McEwan, On Chesil Beach

“…falling in love could be achieved in a single word—a glance.”
― Ian McEwan, Atonement

10 Famous Quotes by Author Ian McEwan

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

One Final Bonus – Ian McEwan Quote 

“Was everyone else really as alive as she was?… If the answer was yes, then the world, the social world, was unbearably complicated, with two billion voices, and everyone’s thoughts striving in equal importance and everyone’s claim on life as intense, and everyone thinking they were unique, when no one was. One could drown in irrelevance.”
― Ian McEwan, Atonement

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