Leon Uris’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Leon Uris Quotes 

Leon Uris, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Leon Uris 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 Leon Uris’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Leon Uris made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“Pride is a fool’s fortress”
― Leon Uris, Topaz

 “Who is left in the ghetto is the one man in a thousand in any age, in any culture, who through some mysterious workings of force within his soul will stand in defiance against any master. He is that one human in a thousand whose indomitable spirit will not bow. He is the one man in a thousand whose indomitable spirit cannot bow. He is the one man in a thousand who will not walk quietly to Umschlagplatz. Watch out for him, Alfred Funk, we have pushed him to the wall.”
― Leon Uris, Mila 18

“One of the cheapest commodities in the world is unfulfilled genius. All of us want to be known as a unique individual, the one who broke out of the pack. So, you offer yourself up as a sacrifice and what you’re afraid of is losing and being thrown back into the pack. One question taunts you. Do you want to have, or do you want to be?”
― Leon Uris, Mitla Pass

 “Talent isn’t enough. You need motivation-and persistence, too: what Steinbeck called a blend of faith and arrogance. When you’re young, plain old poverty can be enough, along with an insatiable hunger for recognition. You have to have that feeling of “I’ll show them.” If you don’t have it, don’t become a writer”
― Leon Uris

 “If you’re lucky enough to fall in love, that’s one thing. Otherwise all that was ever truly beautiful to me was boyhood. It’s the meal we sup on for the rest of our lives. Love puts the icing on life. But if you don’t find it…you must call on your childhood memories over and over till you do.”
― Leon Uris, Trinity

 “Love can’t mature in one room. It has to come out of the full sharing of everything: joys, aspirations, downfalls, all of it. That’s the only real path to love.”
― Leon Uris, Trinity

“Who here wants to be a writer?’ I asked. Everyone in the room raised his hand. ‘Why the hell aren’t you home writing?’ I said, and left the stage.”
― Leon Uris, Qb VII

 “After all, the only thing that is going to save mankind is if enough people live their lives for something or someone other than themselves.”
― Leon Uris, QB VII

“All you have the right to ask of life is to choose a battle in this war, make the best you can, and leave the field with honor.”
― Leon Uris, Mila 18

“Why must we fight for the right to live, over and over, each time the sun rises?”
― Leon Uris, Exodus

10 Famous Quotes by Author Leon Uris

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Leon Uris quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Leon Uris 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 Leon Uris. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Leon Uris quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Leon Uris Quote 

“Huxley: “Tell me something Bryce, do you know the difference between a Jersey, a Guernsey, a Holstein, and an Ayershire?”
Bryce: “No.”
Huxley: “Seabags Brown does.”
Bryce: “I don’t see what that has to do…”
Huxley: “What do you know about Gaelic history?”
Bryce: “Not much.”
Huxley: “Then why don’t you sit down one day with Gunner McQuade. He is an expert. Speaks the language, too.”
Bryce: “I don’t…”
Huxley: ” What do you know about astronomy?”
Bryce: “A little.”
Huxley: “Discuss it with Wellman, he held a fellowship.”
Bryce: “This is most puzzling.”
Huxley: “What about Homer, ever read Homer?”
Bryce: “Of course I’ve read Homer.”
Huxley: “In the original Greek?”
Bryce: “No”
Huxley: “Then chat with Pfc. Hodgkiss. Loves to read the ancient Greek.”
Bryce: “Would you kindly get to the point?”
Huxley: “The point is this, Bryce. What makes you think you are so goddam superior? Who gave you the bright idea that you had a corner on the world’s knowledge? There are privates in this battalion who can piss more brains down a slit trench then you’ll ever have. You’re the most pretentious, egotistical individual I’ve ever encountered. Your superiority complex reeks. I’ve seen the way you treat men, like a big strutting peacock. Why, you’ve had them do everything but wipe your ass.”
― Leon Uris, Battle Cry

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