Joseph Hansen’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Joseph Hansen Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Joseph Hansen, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Joseph Hansen you will find my Ten favourites of Joseph Hansen’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“He was laughing. But sad was the impression he gave.”
― Joseph Hansen, Troublemaker

 “It seems important to me that beginning writers ponder this—that since 1964, I have never had a book, story or poem rejected that was not later published. If you know what you are doing, eventually you will run into an editor who knows what he/she is doing. It may take years, but never give up. Writing is a lonely business not just because you have to sit alone in a room with your machinery for hours and hours every day, month after month, year after year, but because after all the blood, sweat, toil and tears you still have to find somebody who respects what you have written enough to leave it alone and print it. And, believe me, this remains true, whether the book is your first novel or your thirty-first.”
― Joseph Hansen

“She was sad and lost and alone in the dark,” Cecil said. “She needed somebody to hold her.”

“And you think she’s going to get tired of that?”

“You did,” Cecil said. “You shut me right out.”

“It was your decision, not mine,” Dave said. “You are the dearest thing in life to me. You’re bright and funny and gentle and decent and full of life. And I will never get tired of you, and neither will Chrissie. It’s not up to her anyway. You’re the adult. Tell her the truth — that it was an act of kindness that got out of hand.”

“I can’t hurt her like that,” Cecil said.

“It will hurt more the longer you let it go on.”
― Joseph Hansen, Early Graves

 “Los Angeles didn’t get like this often. He hated it when it did. And this time it was holding on. It had been brutal at the cemetery three weeks ago. His father’s nine widows had looked ready to drop. The savage light had leached the color from the flowers. The savage heat had got at the mound of earth from the grave even under its staring green blanket of fake grass. He’d stayed to watch the workmen fill the grave. The earth was dry. Even the sharp walls of the grave were dry. What the hell was he doing remembering that?”
― Joseph Hansen, Skinflick

 “Cecil reached for Dave, but Dave stepped back. “Dave, why are you doing this? You’re not getting paid. Lovejoy called you off the case. You want the truth? You’re compulsive. You can’t leave it alone. You’re like Adam Streeter, you know that? You live for danger.”
“I live for justice,” Dave said.
“Justice is a dream,” Cecil scoffed, “a romantic ideal. Who the fuck gets justice in this life?(…)”
― Joseph Hansen, The Little Dog Laughed

 “He put out a hand for Dave to shake.
“You’re the only new friend of Tom’s I’ve met. And you’re just what I expected.”
“Yup,” Dave said. “I wear three-hundred-dollar suits and drive an eight-thousand-dollar car. Mr.Taylor-stop measuring people that way.”
“It’s American,” Taylor said defensively.
“And Nigerian. And Bolivian,” Dave said. “It started in Sumer.”
― Joseph Hansen, Troublemaker

“Don’t forget, and don’t let your reader forget, that the small world in which you have held him for the last hour or two hasn’t ended. Be aware, and make him aware, that tomorrow all of its remaining inhabitants will pick up the broken fragments of their lives, and carry on.”
― Joseph Hansen

 “You’re a little short on self-awareness. People who are always exacting right behaviour from other people tend to be that way.”
― Joseph Hansen, Death Claims

“Something had offended her and failed to apologize. Not lately-long ago. Life probably.”
― Joseph Hansen, Troublemaker

“When people run out of probable things to do, they do improbable things.”
― Joseph Hansen, Skinflick

10 Famous Quotes by Author Joseph Hansen

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Joseph Hansen, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Joseph Hansen.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Joseph Hansen. 

One Final Bonus – Joseph Hansen Quote 

“In twenty years you could say and do a lot you wish you hadn’t. In twenty years you could store up a lot of regrets. And then, when it was too late, when there was no one left to say “I’m sorry” to, “I didn’t mean it” to, you could stop sleeping for regret, stop eating, talking, working, for regret. You could stop wanting to live. You could want to die for regret.

It was only remembering the good times that kept you from taking the knife from the kitchen drawer and, holding it so, tightly in your fist, on the bed, naked to no purpose except that that was how you came into the world and how your best moments in the world had been spent–holding it so, roll onto the blade, slowly so that it slid like love between your ribs and into that stupidly pumping muscle in your chest that kept you regretting.”

― Joseph Hansen, Fadeout

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