Mervyn Peake’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Mervyn Peake Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“Oh how I hate people!”
― Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

 “We are all imprisoned by the dictionary. We choose out of that vast, paper-walled prison our convicts, the little black printed words, when in truth we need fresh sounds to utter, new enfranchised noises which would produce a new effect.”
― Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

“I, while the gods laugh, the world’s vortex am;
Maelström of passions in that hidden sea
Whose waves of all-time lap the coasts of me;
And in small compass the dark waters cram.

– I, While the Gods Laugh, the World’s Vortex Am”
― Mervyn Peake, Collected Poems

 “And now, my poor old woman, why are you crying so bitterly? It is autumn. The leaves are falling from the trees like burning tears- the wind howls. Why must you mimic them?”
― Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

 “Each day I live in a glass room unless I break it with the thrusting of my senses and pass through the splintered walls to the great landscape.”
― Mervyn Peake

 “Lingering is so very lonely when one lingers all alone.”
― Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

“Why break the heart that never beat from love?”
― Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

 “I am clever enough to know that I am clever.”
― Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

“To live at all is miracle enough.”
― Mervyn Peake, Collected Poems

“I am the wilderness lost in man.”
― Mervyn Peake

10 Famous Quotes by Author Mervyn Peake

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Mervyn Peake, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Mervyn Peake.  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 Mervyn Peake. 

One Final Bonus – Mervyn Peake Quote 

“This tower, patched unevenly with black ivy, arose like a mutilated finger from among the fists of knuckled masonry and pointed blasphemously at heaven. At night the owls made of it an echoing throat; by day it stood voiceless and cast its long shadow.”

― Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

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