John Burdett’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite John Burdett Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“I am moonlighting for the Buddha.”
― John Burdett, Bangkok Haunts

 “Bangkok is one of the world’s great cities, all of which own red-light districts that find their ways into the pages of novels from time to time. The sex industry in Thailand is smaller per capita because the Thais are less coy about it than many other people. Most visitors to the kingdom enjoy wonderful vacations without coming across any evidence of sleaze at all”
― John Burdett, Bangkok Tattoo

“Lumpini Park at night: love at its cheapest, but the incidence of HIV is said to be over 60 per cent. In the darkness: furtive movement on benches and on the grass, muted moans and whispers, rustlings of large animals in heat, the intensity of the atomic fusion of sec and death (highly addictive, they say).”
― John Burdett, Bangkok Tattoo

 “You don’t understand. I only prostitute the part of the body that isn’t important, and nobody suffers except my karma a little bit. I don’t do big harm. You prostitute your mind. Mind is seat of Buddha. What you do is very very bad. You should not use your mind in that way”
― John Burdett, Bangkok Tattoo

 “The sound she is making is the sound hearts make after they’re in
pieces and the fragments dissolve into the overwhelming sadness of the
universe. The power to hear it may be the only privilege of the
thoroughly dispossessed.”
― John Burdett, Bangkok 8

 “The great weakness of the West is that it has nothing with which to inspire loyalty except wealth. But what is wealth? Another washing machine, a bigger car, a nicer house to live in? Not much to feed the spirit in all that.”
― John Burdett

“We do not look on death the way you do, farang. My closest colleagues grasp my arm and one or two embrace me. No one says sorry. Would you be sorry for a sunset?”
― John Burdett, Bangkok 8

 “Your fear of letting go prevents you from letting go of your fear of letting go.”
― John Burdett, Bangkok Tattoo

“I don’t want enlightenment, I want him. Sorry Buddha, I loved him more than you.”
― John Burdett, Bangkok 8

“Don’t ask me when I first mastered the obvious.”
― John Burdett, Bangkok 8

10 Famous Quotes by Author John Burdett

10 quotes by John Burdett 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 John Burdett 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 John Burdett Quote. 

One Final Bonus – John Burdett Quote 

“On a whim, Pisit calls the monk back to ask what he thinks of all this, and Western culture in general. After his drubbing just now he is in a Zen-ish sort of mood, not to say downright sarcastic: ‘Actually, the West is Culture of Emergency: Twisters in Texas, earthquakes in California, windchill in Chicago, drought, flood, famine, epidemics, war on everything – watch out for that meteor and how much longer does the sun really have? Of course, if you didn’t believe you could control everything, there wouldn’t be an emergency, would there?”

― John Burdett, Bangkok 8

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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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