Mary Roach: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Mary Roach Quotes 

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

About Mary Roach

Mary Roach specializes in the bizarre and offbeat; her books range from deep-dives on the history of human cadavers to the science of human anatomy during warfare.

A New York Times bestseller, Mary Roach is the author of STIFF: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, GULP: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, PACKING FOR MARS: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, BONK: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, and GRUNT: The Curious Science of Humans at War.

Among her publications are National Geographic, Wired, Discover, New Scientist, the Journal of Clinical Anatomy, and Outside. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Mars Institute and of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary. In 2011, her TED talk was ranked among the Twenty Most-Watched To Date by the organization. As a guest editor of the 2011 Best American Science and Nature Writing, she was a finalist for the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize, and she won the American Engineering Societies’ Engineering Journalism Award, in a category where she was the only candidate.

Born: Etna, New Hampshire, The United States
Twitter: mary_roach
Genre: Nonfiction, Science
 

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Popular Quotes

“Death. It doesn’t have to be boring.”
― Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

 “Here is the secret to surviving one of these [airplane] crashes: Be male. In a 1970 Civil Aeromedical institute study of three crashes involving emergency evacuations, the most prominent factor influencing survival was gender (followed closely by proximity to exit). Adult males were by far the most likely to get out alive. Why? Presumably because they pushed everyone else out of the way.”
― Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

“The way I see it, being dead is not terribly far off from being on a cruise ship. Most of your time is spent lying on your back. The brain has shut down. The flesh begins to soften. Nothing much new happens, and nothing is expected of you.”
― Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

 “Life contains these things: leakage and wickage and discharge, pus and snot and slime and gleet. We are biology. We are reminded of this at the beginning and the end, at birth and at death. In between we do what we can to forget.”
― Mary Roach

 “The human head is of the same approximate size and weight as a roaster chicken. I have never before had occasion to make the comparison, for never before today have I seen a head in a roasting pan.”
― Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

 “We are biology. We are reminded of this at the beginning and the end, at birth and at death. In between we do what we can to forget.”
― Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

“You are a person and then you cease to be a person, and a cadaver takes your place.”
― Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

 “All good research-whether for science or for a book-is a form of obsession.”
― Mary Roach

“It is the mind that speaks a woman’s heart, not the vaginal walls.”
― Mary Roach, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

“Hormones are nature’s three bottles of beer.”
― Mary Roach, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

10 Famous Quotes by Author Mary Roach

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

One Final Bonus – Mary Roach Quote 

“It is astounding to me, and achingly sad, that with eighty thousand people on the waiting list for donated hearts and livers and kidneys, with sixteen a day dying there on that list, that more then half of the people in the position H’s family was in will say no, will choose to burn those organs or let them rot. We abide the surgeon’s scalpel to save our own lives, out loved ones’ lives, but not to save a stranger’s life. H has no heart, but heartless is the last thing you’d call her.”
― Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

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Also see: Mary Renault’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

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