John Wyndham’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite John Wyndham Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“Some quotations,” said Zellaby, “are greatly improved by lack of context.”
― John Wyndham, The Midwich Cuckoos

 “So you’re in love with her?’ she went on.

A word again … When the minds have learnt to mingle, when no thought is wholly one’s own, and each has taken too much of the other ever to be entirely himself alone; when one has reached the beginning of seeing with a single eye, loving with a single heart, enjoying with a single joy; when there can be moments of identity and nothing is separate save bodies that long for one another … When there is that, where is the word? There is only the inadequacy of the word that exists.

We love one another,’ I said.”
― John Wyndham, The Chrysalids

“I don’t think it had ever occurred to me that man’s supremacy is not primarily due to his brain, as most of the books would have one think. It is due to the brain’s capacity to make use of the information conveyed to it by a narrow band of visible light rays. His civilization, all that he had achieved or might achieve, hung upon his ability to perceive that range of vibrations from red to violet. Without that, he was lost.”
― John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids

 “It must be, I thought, one of the race’s most persistent and comforting hallucinations to trust that “it can’t happen here” — that one’s own time and place is beyond cataclysm.”
― John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids

 “When a day that you happen to know is Wednesday starts off by sounding like Sunday, there is something seriously wrong somewhere.”
― John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids

 “The essential quality of life is living’ the essential quality of living is change; change is evolution; and we are part of it.”
― John Wyndham, The Chrysalids

“If you run away from a thing just because you don’t like it, you don’t like what you find either.”
― John Wyndham, The Chrysalids

 “Knowledge is simply a kind of fuel; it needs the motor of understanding to convert it into power.”
― John Wyndham, The Midwich Cuckoos

“And we danced, on the brink of an unknown future, to an echo from a vanished past.”
― John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids

“Anybody who has had a great treasure has always led a precarious existence.”
― John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids

10 Famous Quotes by Author John Wyndham

10 quotes by John Wyndham 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 Wyndham 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 Wyndham Quote. 

One Final Bonus – John Wyndham Quote 

“Until then I had always thought of loneliness as something negative—an absence of company, and, of course, something temporary… That day I had learned that it was much more. It was something which could press and oppress, could distort the ordinary and play tricks with the mind. Something which lurked inimically all around, stretching the nerves and twanging them with alarms, never letting one forget that there was no one to help, no one to care. It showed one as an atom adrift in vastness, and it waited all the time its chance to frighten and frighten horribly—that was what loneliness was really trying to do; and that was what one must never let it do…”

― John Wyndham, The Day of the Triffids

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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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