Mike McCormack’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite  Mike McCormack Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“a gradual leaking away of all conviction”
― Mike McCormack, Solar Bones

 “What no tourist bumf will tell you is that this inlet is suffused with an atmosphere of ineffable sadness. Partly a trick of the light and climatic factors, partly also the lingering residue of an historical tragedy which still resonates through rock and water down seven generations of fretful commemorative attempts and dissonant historical hermeneutics. Now think of grey shading towards gunmetal across an achromatic spectrum; think also of turbid cumulus clouds pouring down five centimeters of rainfall above the national average and you have some idea of the light reflected within the walls of this inlet. This is the type of light which lends itself to vitamin D deficiency, baseline serotonin levels, spluttering neurotransmitters and mild but by no means notional depression. It is the type of light wherein ghosts go their rounds at all hours of the day.”
― Mike McCormack, Notes From a Coma

“the physical world gone down in flames
mountains, rivers and lakes
and pulling with it all those human rhythms that bind us together and draw the world into a community, those daily
rites, rhythms and rituals
upholding the world like solar bones, that rarefied amalgam of time and light whose extension through every minute of the day is visible from the moment I get up in the morning and stand at the kitchen window with a mug of tea in my hand,”
― Mike McCormack, Solar Bones

“a county with a unique history of people starving and mortifying themselves for higher causes and principles, a political reflex that has twitched steadily down the years and seems rooted in some aggravated sense of sinfulness because, like no other county it is blistered with shrines and grottoes and prayer houses and hermitages just as it is crossed with pilgrim paths and penitential ways”
― Mike McCormack, Solar Bones

 “something that at first sight appeared to be the luminous bones of some massive, extinct creature, now disinterred, with its ribs gathered into a neat bundle around the thick stump of a massive spinal column which time and the elements had polished to such a cool ceramic gloss that if I were to leave my hand on it I would have been surprised if it felt like anything other than glass”
― Mike McCormack, Solar Bones

 “her voice suddenly gone as if it had snagged on the mist and was carried off into the failing light, leaving the phone dead in my hand, a warm sliver with the screen fading like some luminous shard from outer space which had traveled across stellar distances at great speed to arrive here in my hand where its glow was now losing its heat, gone”
― Mike McCormack, Solar Bones

“no point whatsoever meeting catastrophe with reason when what was needed was our prophets deranged and coming towards us wild-eyed and smeared with shit, ringing a bell, seer and sinner at once while speaking some language from the edge of reason whose message would translate into plain words as we’re fucked well and truly fucked”
― Mike McCormack, Solar Bones

 “you have to have faith, Dad, that’s what we Mayo people do, we journey in hope, true believers”
― Mike McCormack, Solar Bones

“I love that we’re living the kind of life where things are wearing down around us”
― Mike McCormack, Solar Bones

“I’ve told you before I’m not guilty of anything; I’m just guilty, that’s all.”
― Mike McCormack, Notes from a Coma

10 Famous Quotes by Author  Mike McCormack

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

One Final Bonus – Mike McCormack Quote 

“I stood here

in this kitchen

elaborating and embellishing this fantasy for some time instead of taking responsibility for what was happening around me because in truth what really tormented me was that all this filth and disorder offended my engineer’s sense of structure, everything out of place and proper alignment, everything gathering towards some point of chaos beyond which it would be impossible to restore the place to its proper order and yet I stood looking at it, locked into a silent battle with the house itself and all the things which were slowly vacating their proper place, furniture and dishes and cutlery all over the place, curtains hanging awry and chairs and tables strewn about while books and papers slid across the floor, everything slowly shifting through the house as if they had a meeting to keep somewhere else, possibly in some higher realm where all this chaos would resolve into a refined harmony which had no need of my hand or intervention”― Mike McCormack, Solar Bones

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