John Verdon’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite John Verdon Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“What he took he will give, when he gets what he gave.”
― John Verdon, Think of a Number

 “…but grief, he’d discovered, was not an experience you went through once and then ‘moved on’ (as the idiotic popular phrase would have it). The truth was that it came over you in successive waves – waves separated by periods of numbness, periods of forgetfulness, periods of ordinary living.”
― John Verdon, Shut Your Eyes Tight

“The person I think I am is terrified of the person I really am, terrified of what others would think of that person. What would they do to me if they knew the person I really was? Better to be safe! Better to hide the real person, starve the real person, bury the real person!”
― John Verdon, Think of a Number

 “For her, people in general were a plus, a source of positive stimulation (with exceptions such as the predatory Sonya Reynolds). For Gurney, people in general were a minus, a drain on his energy (with exception such as the encouraging Sonya Reynolds).”
― John Verdon, Think of a Number

 “The sun sets and we sleep. The sun rises and we wake. We wake and, ever so briefly, ever so blindly, we enjoy the fantasy of beginning anew. Then, without fail, reality reasserts its presence.”
― John Verdon, Let the Devil Sleep

 “The worst pain in our lives comes from the mistakes we refuse to acknowledge–the things we’ve done that are so our of harmony with who we are that we can’t bear to look at them.”
― John Verdon, Think of a Number

“The stories people tell you about themselves seem to retain the possibility of being false. But what you discover about them by yourself seems to be the truth.”
― John Verdon, Shut Your Eyes Tight

 “This case is complex. It’s got layers to it, Davey. It’s a fucking onion… You’re a natural-born onion peeler — the best that ever was.”
― John Verdon, Shut Your Eyes Tight

“A shrink once told me that an expectation is a resentment waiting to be born.”
― John Verdon, Shut Your Eyes Tight

“The purpose of life is to get as close as we can to other people.”
― John Verdon, Think of a Number

10 Famous Quotes by Author John Verdon

10 quotes by John Verdon 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 Verdon 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 Verdon Quote. 

One Final Bonus – John Verdon Quote 

“It was a curious thing about the past–how it lay in wait for you, quietly, invisibly, almost as though it weren’t there. You might be tempted to think it was gone, no longer existed. Then, like a pheasant flushed from cover, it would roar up in an explosion of sound, color, motion–shockingly alive.”

― John Verdon, Think of a Number

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