Jane Smiley’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Jane Smiley Quotes 

Love reading? Then it’s likely you will love a good quote from your favourite author. This article covers Jane Smiley’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes that we at Australia Unwrapped have collected from some of his greatest works. Jane Smiley quotes to remember and here you will find 10 of the best. A memorable quote can stay with you and can be used along your journey. Choosing Jane Smiley’s top 10 quotes is not easy, but here they are:

Popular Quotes

“The fundamental condition of childhood is powerlessness.”
― Jane Smiley

 “I was depressed, but that was a side issue. This was more like closing up shop, or, say, having a big garage sale, where you look at everything you’ve bought in your life, and you remember how much it meant to you, and now you just tag it for a quarter and watch ’em carry it off, and you don’t care. That’s more like how it was.”
― Jane Smiley, A Thousand Acres

“A child who is protected from all controversial ideas is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ. The infection, when it comes- and it will come- may overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system.”
― Jane Smiley

 “Fascination with horses predated every other single thing I knew. Before I was a mother, before I was a writer, before I knew the facts of life, before I was a schoolgirl, before I learned to read, I wanted a horse.”
― Jane Smiley, A Year at the Races: Reflections on Horses, Humans, Love, Money, and Luck

 “But what truly horsey girls discover in the end is that boyfriends, husbands, children, and careers are the substitute-for horses”
― Jane Smiley, A Year at the Races: Reflections on Horses, Humans, Love, Money, and Luck

 “A novelist has two lives– a reading and writing life, and a lived life. he or she cannot be understood at all apart from this.”
― Jane Smiley, 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel

“The fact is that the same sequence of days can arrange themselves into a number of different stories.”
― Jane Smiley, A Thousand Acres

 “Like most of the educated, I do harbor a fondness for the sins of my ignorant past.”
― Jane Smiley

“Every first draft is perfect, because all a first draft has to do is exist.”
― Jane Smiley

“Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book.”
― Jane Smiley, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel

10 Famous Quotes by Author Jane Smiley

10 quotes by Jane Smiley there you go! It’s never an easy task picking the best quotations from great writers, so please if you disagree or have more to add, please comment and share your opinions. My 10 greatest Jane Smiley quotes will likely be different from yours; however, that’s the best thing about them, each quote can mean something different to each person. So don’t wait, comment and shares your best Jane Smiley Quote. 

One Final Bonus – Jane Smiley Quote 

“Leaving any bookstore is hard, especially on a day in August, when the street outside burns and glares, and the books inside are cool and crisp to the touch; especially on a day in January, when the wind is blowing, the ice is treacherous, and the books inside seem to gather together in colorful warmth. It’s hard to leave a bookstore any day of the year, though, because a bookstore is one of the few places where all the cantankerous, conflicting, alluring voices of the world co-exist in peace and order and the avid reader is as free as a person can possibly be, because she is free to choose among them.”

― Jane Smiley

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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