Jim Thompson’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Jim Thompson Quotes 

Love reading? Then it’s likely you will love a good quote from your favourite author. This article covers Jim Thompson’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes that we at Australia Unwrapped have collected from some of his greatest works. Jim Thompson 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 Jim Thompson’s top 10 quotes is not easy, but here they are:

Popular Quotes

“A weed is a plant out of place.”
― Jim Thompson, The Killer Inside Me

 “I looked at her, with her hair spilled out on the pillows and the warmth of her body warming mine. And I thought, god-dang, if this ain’t a heck of a way to be in bed with a pretty woman. The two of you arguing about murder, and threatening each other, when you’re supposed to be in love and you could be doing something pretty nice. And then I thought, well, maybe it ain’t so strange after all. Maybe it’s like this with most people, everyone doing pretty much the same thing except in a different way. And all the time they’re holding heaven in their hands.”
― Jim Thompson, Pop. 1280

“You go into the office and take a book or two from the shelves. You read a few lines, like your life depended on reading ’em right. But you know your life doesn’t depend on anything that makes sense, and you wonder where in the hell you got the idea it did; and you begin to get sore.”
― Jim Thompson, The Killer Inside Me

 “Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.”
― Jim Thompson, The Best American Noir of the Century

 “I ain’t saying you’re a liar, because that wouldn’t be polite. But I’ll tell you this, ma’am. If I loved liars, I’d hug you to death.”
― Jim Thompson, Pop. 1280

 “There are thirty-two ways to write a story, and I’ve used every one, but there is only one plot – things are not as they seem.”
― Jim Thompson

“I kissed her, a long hard kiss. Because baby didn’t know it, but baby was dead, and in a way I couldn’t have loved her more.”
― Jim Thompson, The Killer Inside Me

 “I told her the world was full of nice people. I’d have hated to try to prove it to her, but I said it, anyway.”
― Jim Thompson, A Hell of a Woman

“There are things that have to be forgotten if you want to go on living.”
― Jim Thompson, The Killer Inside Me

“Life is a bucket of shit with a barbed wire handle.”
― Jim Thompson

10 Famous Quotes by Author Jim Thompson

10 quotes by Jim Thompson 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 Jim Thompson 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 Jim Thompson Quote. 

One Final Bonus – Jim Thompson Quote 

“We’re living in a funny world kid, a peculiar civilization. The police are playing crooks in it, and the crooks are doing police duty. The politicians are preachers, and the preachers are politicians. The tax collectors collect for themselves. The Bad People want us to have more dough, and the good people are fighting to keep it from us. It’s not good for us, know what I mean? If we had all we wanted to eat, we’d eat too much. We’d have inflation in the toilet paper industry. That’s the way I understand it. That’s about the size of some of the arguments I’ve heard.”

― Jim Thompson, The Killer Inside Me

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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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