Michael Lee West’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Michael Lee West Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“There is nothing harder than being your own rock.”
― Michael Lee West, Crazy Ladies

 “Gardens come and go, but I find myself getting attached to certain perennials. My tulips are bridesmaids, with fat faces and good posture. Hollyhocks are long necked sisters. Daffodils are young girls running out of a white church, sun shining on their heads. Peonies are pink-haired ladies, so full and stooped you have to tie them up with string. And roses are nothing but (I hate to say it) bitches–pretty show-offs who’ll draw blood if you don’t handle them just right.
-Vangie Galliard Nepper, From her
“Garden Diary,” March 1952”
― Michael Lee West, She Flew the Coop: A Novel Concerning Life, Death, Sex and Recipes in Limoges, Louisiana

“This is how the soul heals. it thaws out bit by bit, the way the ground warms after a hard winter. you notive the sun or hear the whippoorwill calling across the flats. You sweep your porch, go drink coffee in the shade of the trumpet vines. You have days where you want to lay down and die, but what you learn is this: As long as there’s somebody left on this earth who loves you, it’s reason enough to stay alive. You don’t give in to your broke heart– you just let the wide, cracked space fill up again.”
― Michael Lee West, American Pie

 “You raise them half-decent, and they grow up and leave. They move to Miami or California– someplace with gourmet groceries and nude beaches because you’ve reared them to cook good and be liberal minded. It’s just the opposite with your failures– them kids stick to your tail like a cocklebur. You’d think it would be the other way around, but it’s not. No matter how old I get, this will always amaze me.”
― Michael Lee West, American Pie

 “Now that Olive was grown, I didn’t know what to do with myself. You could build your life around one single thing, like a view or a child, but that was risky. You had so much to lose.”
― Michael Lee West, She Flew the Coop: A Novel Concerning Life, Death, Sex and Recipes in Limoges, Louisiana

 “It seemed clear that people in love lived in constant jeopardy. They were either making love or making each other crazy.”
― Michael Lee West, American Pie

“You can’t see reality. You never could: You just distort the truth until you end up with a version you can live with.”
― Michael Lee West, Crazy Ladies

 “I wondered if small town people became smaller in order to fit. Perhaps they had to.”
― Michael Lee West, Crazy Ladies

“You have to coddle menfolks on account of their pride.”
― Michael Lee West, Crazy Ladies

“As my daddy said, soil is the basis of everything.”
― Michael Lee West, She Flew the Coop: A Novel Concerning Life, Death, Sex and Recipes in Limoges, Louisiana

10 Famous Quotes by Author Michael Lee West

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

One Final Bonus – Michael Lee West Quote 

“I was tired of well-meaning folks, telling me it was time I got over being heartbroke. When somebody tells you that, a little bell ought to ding in your mind. Some people don’t know grief from garlic grits. There’s somethings a body ain’t meant to get over. No I’m not suggesting you wallow in sorrow, or let it drag on; no I am just saying it never really goes away. (A death in the family) is like having a pile of rocks dumped in your front yard. Every day you walk out and see them rocks. They’re sharp and ugly and heavy. You just learn to live around them the best way you can. Some people plant moss or ivy; some leave it be. Some folks take the rocks one by one, and build a wall.”

― Michael Lee West, American Pie

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