Kevin Powers’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Kevin Powers Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“Freedom is not the same as lack of accountability.”
― Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds

 “You want to fall, that’s all. You think it can’t go on like that. It’s as if your life is a perch on the edge of a cliff and going forward seems impossible, not for a lack of will, but a lack of space. The possibility of another day stands in defiance of the laws of physics. And you can’t go back. So you want to fall, let go, give up, but you can’t. And every breath you take reminds you of that fact. So it goes.”
― Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds

“To say what happened, the mere facts, the disposition of events in time, would come to seem like a kind of treachery. The dominoes of moments, lined up symmetrically, then tumbling backward against the hazy and unsure push of cause, showed only that a fall is every object’s destiny. It is not enough to say what happened. Everything happened. Everything fell.”
― Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds

 “I wanted something that I could look back on and say, yes, you were fighting too, you burned to be alive, and whatever failure or accident of nature caused you to be killed could be explained by something other than the fact that I’d missed your giving up.”
― Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds

 “All choices are illusions, or if they are not illusions their strength is illusory, for one choice must contend with the choices of all the other men and women deciding anything in that moment.”
― Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds

 “The details of the world in which we live are always secondary to the fact that we must live in them.”
― Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds

“There is a sharp distinction between what is remembered, what is told and what is true.”
― Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds

 “To understand the world, one’s place in it, is to be always at the risk of drowning.”
― Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds

“But I remember being told that the truth does not depend on being believed.”
― Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds

“All pain is the same. Only the details are different.”
― Kevin Powers, The Yellow Birds

10 Famous Quotes by Author Kevin Powers

10 quotes by Kevin Powers 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 Kevin Powers 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 Kevin Powers Quote. 

One Final Bonus – Kevin Powers Quote 

“Or should I have said that I wanted to die, not in the sense of wanting to throw myself off of that train bridge over there, but more like wanting to be asleep forever because there isn’t any making up for killing women or even watching women get killed, or for that matter killing men and shooting them in the back and shooting them more times than necessary to actually kill them and it was like just trying to kill everything you saw sometimes because it felt like there was acid seeping down into your soul and then your soul is gone and knowing from being taught your whole life that there is no making up for what you are doing, you’re taught that your whole life, but then even your mother is so happy and proud because you lined up your sign posts and made people crumple and they were not getting up ever and yeah they might have been trying to kill you too, so you say, What are you goona do?, but really it doesn’t matter because by the end you failed at the one good thing you could have done, and the one person you promised would live is dead, and you have seen all things die in more manners than you’d like to recall and for a while the whole thing fucking ravaged your spirit like some deep-down shit, man, that you didn’t even realize you had until only the animals made you sad, the husks of dogs filled with explosives and old arty shells and the fucking guts of everything stinking like metal and burning garbage and you walk around and the smell is deep down into you now and you say, How can metal be so on fire? and Where is all this fucking trash coming from? and even back home you’re getting whiffs of it and then that thing you started to notice slipping away is gone and now it’s becoming inverted, like you have bottomed out in your spirit but yet a deeper hole is being dug because everybody is so fucking happy to see you, the murderer, the fucking accomplice, that at-bare-minimum bearer of some fucking responsibility, and everyone wants to slap you on the back and you start to want to burn the whole goddamn country down, you want to burn every yellow ribbon in sight, and you can’t explain it but it’s just, like, Fuck you, but then you signed up to go so it’s your fault, really, because you went on purpose, so you are in the end doubly fucked, so why not just find a spot and curl up and die and let’s make it as painless as possible because you are a coward and, really, cowardice got you into this mess because you wanted to be a man and people made fun of you and pushed you around in the cafeteria and the hallways in high school because you liked to read books and poems sometimes and they’d call you a fag and really deep down you know you went because you wanted to be a man and that’s never gonna happen now and you’re too much of a coward to be a man and get it over with so why not find a clean, dry place and wait it out with it hurting as little as possible and just wait to go to sleep and not wake up and fuck ‘em all.”

― kevin powers, The Yellow Birds

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