Nickolas Butler’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Nickolas Butler Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“Sometimes that is what forgiveness is anyway, a deep sigh”
― Nickolas Butler, Shotgun Lovesongs

 “Sing like you’ve got no audience, sing like you don’t know what a critic is, sing about your hometown, sing about your prom, sing about deer, sing about the seasons, sing about your mother, sing about chainsaws, sing about the thaw, sing about the rivers, sing about forests, sing about the prairies. But whatever you do, start singing early in the morning, if only just to keep warm. And if you happen to live in a warm beautiful place …

Move to Wisconsin. Buy a wood stove, and spend a week splitting wood. It worked for me.”
― Nickolas Butler, Shotgun Lovesongs

“America, I think, is about poor people playing music and poor people sharing food and poor people dancing, even when everything else in their life is so desperate, and so dismal that it doesn’t seem there should be any room for any music, any extra food, or any extra energy for dancing. And people can say that I’m wrong, that we’re a puritanical people, an evangelical people, a selfish people, but I don’t believe that. I don’t want to believe that.”
― Nickolas Butler, Shotgun Lovesongs

 “When he talked politics, it was with me, or my sister, pointing a steady and patient finger at us, saying, “I don’t care about left or right. It’s all nonsense. All I ask of you is this: Be kind. Be decent. And don’t be greedy.”
― Nickolas Butler, Shotgun Lovesongs

 “Winter in Wisconsin is the ideal time to avoid someone because our garments grow ever larger, ever thicker, and we go about the frozen world insulated beneath knit caps and mittens, our feet clad in mukluks or boots.”
― Nickolas Butler, Shotgun Lovesongs

 “I’ve known cowards and I’ve known heroes,” he says. “The heroes were always ruled by their hearts; the cowards by their brains. Don’t forget that. Heroes don’t calculate or calibrate. They do what is right.”
― Nickolas Butler, The Hearts of Men

“Here, I can hear things, the world throbs differently, silence thrums like a chord strummed eons ago, music in the aspen trees and in the firs and burr oaks and even in the fields of drying corn.”
― Nickolas Butler, Shotgun Lovesongs

 “In all my travels, only in the Midwest would someone spend their money in a place they hate simply because they feel bad for the proprietors. Also I suppose, because they know your name.”
― Nickolas Butler, Shotgun Lovesongs

“No, the safest thing is to become an island. To make your house a citadel against all the garbage and ugliness in the world. How else can you be sure of anything?”
― Nickolas Butler, Shotgun Lovesongs

“This is my home. This is the place that first believed in me. That still believes in me.”
― Nickolas Butler, Shotgun Lovesongs

10 Famous Quotes by Author Nickolas Butler

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

One Final Bonus – Nickolas Butler Quote 

“First of all, I want you to think of the city as a collection of people. That’s easy, right? You think of Minneapolis or Chicago or Milwaukee, you think of hundreds of thousands of people. Millions of people. That’s what you think of right away. Maybe you think of sky-scrapers too, I don’t know. But I think of people. The next thing you should think about is ideas. Think of each of those millions of people as a set of ideas. Like, That woman is a ballerina, she thinks about ballet. Or, that man is an architect, he thinks about buildings. If you begin thinking about it that way, a city is the greatest place in the world. It’s millions of people, brushing up against one another, exchanging ideas, all the time, at every hour of the day.”

― Nickolas Butler, Shotgun Lovesongs

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