Michael Nava: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Michael Nava Quotes 

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

About Michael Nava

Michael Nava is the author of a series of crime novels featuring gay, Latino criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios. Nava has won several Lambda Literary Awards in the mystery category, as well as the Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award for gay and lesbian literature.

Born: The United States
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Gay and Lesbian

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Popular Quotes

“Bad feelings have a life of their own.”
― Michael Nava, The Little Death

 “And what right do you have to judge me? He was nothing to you but a drink.”
“No,” I said. “I loved him.”
She looked away from me. A moment later she said, “I have never understood homosexuality. I can’t picture what you men do with each other.”
“I could tell you but it would completely miss the point.”
― Michael Nava, The Little Death

“La petite mort – that’s what the French called orgasm. They believed that semen is sort of concentrated blood so that each time a man came he shortened his life a little by spilling blood that couldn’t be replenished.”
“And women?”
“Then, as now, men didn’t much concern themselves with how women felt.”
― Michael Nava, The Little Death

 “You know, Henry, we’re the only people who get born into the enemy camp. I mean, black babies get born into black families, Jewish babies get born into Jewish families, but gay babies, we get born into straight families. How we survive it all is a miracle.”
― Michael Nava, The Hidden Law

 “Is that why you do good deeds, Richie? To shorten your time in Purgatory?’ ‘Oh, honey,’ he said, brushing lint from an orange sleeve. ‘I’m going to hell. That’s where the action is.”
― Michael Nava, The Burning Plain

 “We had not liked each other much at first. He mistook my shyness for arrogance and I failed to see that his arrogance masked his shyness.”
― Michael Nava, The Little Death

“People are basically screwed-up and often the best you can do for them is listen, hear the worst and then tell it’s not so bad.”
― Michael Nava, The Little Death

 “I’m sorry about today.”
“Do you want to talk about it?”
“I was bored and lonely.”
“Some would call that the human condition.”
― Michael Nava, The Little Death

“Grief is half of justice,” she said, and added, a moment later, “the other half is a hope.”
― Michael Nava, The Little Death

“Only very young people believe that change is always for the better.”
― Michael Nava, The Little Death

10 Famous Quotes by Author Michael Nava

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

One Final Bonus – Michael Nava Quote 

“Every choice closes doors ,” I said, “and at some point you are left in the little room of yourself. I think most people who get to that room go crazy because they’re surrounded with missed possibilities and no principle to explain or justify why they made the choices they did. I don’t invite unhappiness, Aaron. Avoiding conflict may not be the noblest principle, but it works for me.”

― Michael Nava, The Little Death

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