Kij Johnson’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Kij Johnson Quotes 

Kij Johnson, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Kij Johnson quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Kij Johnson’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Kij Johnson made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“Love is curiosity sometimes. Concentrated wondering about the other one.”
― Kij Johnson, The Fox Woman

 “I feel strangely free at such times. To behave properly is to be always courteous, always clever, and subtle and elegant. But now, when I am so alone, I do not have to be any of these things.

For this moment, I am wholly myself, unshaped by the needs of others, by their dreams or expectations or sensibilities.

But I am also lonely. With no one to shape me, who stands here, watching the moon, or the stars, or the clouds?”
― Kij Johnson, The Fox Woman

“This is the gift of humanity: that it is claimed by the self. None of us…are human unless and until we claim it for ourselves. But nothing can stop that claiming – not the eight million gods nor the spirits nor ghosts. Nothing but ourselves, anyway.
And our lives become the poems we were born to tell.”
― Kij Johnson, The Fox Woman

 “Waiting required a future to wait for: a falsehood. I know now that there is only now. I remember things that happened months (or what is years?) ago: old -worn-out nows. The future happens, but it is always shaped from a series of nows.”
― Kij Johnson, The Fox Woman

 “We ascribe meanings because it is our nature to do so..We can no more see a thing without searching for a meaning than we can see a snag in a robe without pulling on the loose thread.”
― Kij Johnson, Fudoki

 “Happiness is the pleasantest of emotions; because of this, it is the most dangerous. Having once felt happiness, one will do anything to maintain it, and losing it, one will grieve.”
― Kij Johnson, The Fox Woman

“There would be sadness and nightmares. And there would be lovemaking and the holding close of children and friends and dogs — affirmations of life in the cold wet night.”
― Kij Johnson, At the Mouth of the River of Bees

 “Some people change the world. And some people change the people who change the world, and that’s you.”
― Kij Johnson

“Love and memory and thought and dream ~
My favorite poems have never been written in words.”
― Kij Johnson, The Fox Woman

“Adventures are what happens when an event is flawed, a mark of imperfection.”
― Kij Johnson, The Fox Woman

10 Famous Quotes by Author Kij Johnson

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Kij Johnson quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Kij Johnson quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Kij Johnson. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Kij Johnson quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Kij Johnson Quote 

“Cats have a sort of game they play when they meet. A player alternates between watching the strange cat and ignoring her, grooming or examining everything around herself – a dead leaf, a cloud – with complete absorption. It is almost accidental how the two cats approach, a sidelong step and then the sitting again. This often ends in a flurry of spitting and slashing claws, too fast to see clearly, and then one or the other (or both) of the cats leap out of range. The game can have one exchange or many – and is not so different from the first meetings of women.”
― Kij Johnson, Fudoki

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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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