Joseph Monninger: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Joseph Monninger Quotes 

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

About Joseph Monninger

Joseph Monninger has written novels for adults and teens, as well as three nonfiction works. The New York Times Book Review has said that Monninger approaches writing with his five senses open. His work has appeared in American Heritage, Scientific American, Readers Digest, Glamour, Playboy, Story, Fiction, The Boston Globe, Sports Illustrated and Ellery Queen. The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded him fellowships twice and the New Hampshire Council for the Arts has also given him a fellowship. Between 1975 and 1977, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Upper Volta, now Burkina Faso. In New Hampshire, he teaches English at Plymouth State University where he lives in a converted barn.

Born: Baltimore, The United States
Genre: Nonfiction, Literature & Fiction, Young Adult

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Popular Quotes

“What we find in a dog is what we bring to a dog.”
― Joseph Monninger, Whippoorwill

 “It’s the Thanksgiving rule. That’s another life tip.” “Explain,” I said. “Oh, Thanksgiving is this massive meal that usually takes someone about three days to prepare, and then everyone sits down and eats it in about fifteen minutes. The trick is to learn to take your time with Thanksgiving. You have to get everyone to promise that they won’t get up for anything for at least an hour. Maybe two.”
― Joseph Monninger, Eternal on the Water

“…These stars will be gone one day for you. They will be for me, too. The Raven promises me I will turn back to sticks and dirt, and I believe him. But until then I am a human being and that is something to be. I stand on my feet and I look at the stars and I feel the seasons. If you work at it long enough, I promise you that will be enough for you…This world, every day, it’s enough.”
― Joseph Monninger

 “In a universe, on a continent, in a country, in a state, in a county, on a river, in a small yellow boat,’ I said. ‘That’s what Mary used to say to explain the odds of us meeting. And you have to be born in roughly the same period. Those are the odds. And probably you need to speak the same language.’– Cobb”
― Joseph Monninger, Eternal on the Water

 “He is pure air and fire; and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him, but only in patient stillness while his rider mounts him: he is indeed a horse; and all other jades you may call beasts,”
― Joseph Monninger, Finding Somewhere

 “…’My father called me an enthusiast. I am enthusiastic about things. A lot of things.’ – Mary”
― Joseph Monninger

“You see how things might be and you aren’t afraid to risk something to have it.”
― Joseph Monninger, Margaret from Maine

 “Don’t spit into heaven… Don’t tell the gods your plans; they’ll only laugh.”
― Joseph Monninger, Eternal on the Water

“We are alive, the wolves said. And the world is beautiful.”
― Joseph Monninger, Eternal on the Water

“We read not to escape, but to go deeper into life.”
― Joseph Monninger

10 Famous Quotes by Author Joseph Monninger

So there you have it my Ten favorite quotes by Joseph Monninger, please comment below and share your favorite quotes by the fantastic author Joseph Monninger.  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 Monninger. 

One Final Bonus – Joseph Monninger Quote 

“All morning I thought how strange our meeting was. I mean, we have to be in a universe, on a continent, in a country, in a state, in a county, on a river, in a small yellow boat.[…]Long odds. And we had to leave our homes at the right time, drive at such and such a pace, stop for lunch, or not, get gas, or not. A thousand coincidences that arranged themselves so that we could meet. And then of course, we have to be attracted to each other. When I was little, my girlfriends and I called it Yeti love. You never expect to see it, but you’ve heard it’s out there and it might just be a legend. But you keep looking for it anyway.”

― Joseph Monninger, Eternal on the Water

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