Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Ocean Vuong
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Ten of My Favourite Ocean Vuong Quotes 

Love reading? Then it’s likely you will love a good quote from your favourite author. This article covers Ocean Vuong’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes that we at Australia Unwrapped have collected from some of his greatest works. Ocean Vuong quotes to remember and here you will find 10 of the best. A memorable quote can stay with you and can be used along your journey. Choosing Ocean Vuong’s top 10 quotes is not easy, but here they are:

Popular Quotes

“I miss you more than I remember you.”
― Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

 “You once told me that the human eye is god’s loneliest creation. How so much of the world passes through the pupil and still it holds nothing. The eye, alone in its socket, doesn’t even know there’s another one, just like it, an inch away, just as hungry, as empty.”
― Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

“I am writing because they told me to never start a sentence with because. But I wasn’t trying to make a sentence—I was trying to break free. Because freedom, I am told, is nothing but the distance between the hunter and its prey.”
― Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

 “Did you know people get rich off of sadness? I want to meet the millionaire of American sadness. I want to look him in the eye, shake his hand, and say, ‘it’s been an honor to serve my country.”
― Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

 “Because the sunset, like survival, exists only on the verge of its own disappearing. To be gorgeous, you must first be seen, but to be seen allows you to be hunted.”
― Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

 “The most beautiful part of your body
is where it’s headed. & remember,
loneliness is still time spent
with the world.”
― Ocean Vuong

“They say nothing lasts forever but they’re just scared it will last longer than they can love it.”
― Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

 “How sweet. That rain. How something that lives only to fall can be nothing but sweet.”
― Ocean Vuong, Night Sky with Exit Wounds

“Sometimes being offered tenderness feels like the very proof that you’ve been ruined.”
― Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

“Too much joy, I swear, is lost in our desperation to keep it.”
― Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

10 Famous Quotes by Author Ocean Vuong

10 quotes by Ocean Vuong there you go! It’s never an easy task picking the best quotations from great writers, so please if you disagree or have more to add, please comment and share your opinions. My 10 greatest Ocean Vuong quotes will likely be different from yours; however, that’s the best thing about them, each quote can mean something different to each person. So don’t wait, comment and shares your best Ocean Vuong Quote. 

One Final Bonus – Ocean Vuong Quote 

“Rush-hour on the A rain. A blind man
staggers forth, his cane tapping lightly
own the aisle. He leans against the door,

raises a violin to chin, and says I’m sorry
to bother you, folks. But please. Just listen.
And it kills me, the word sorry. As if something like music

should be forgiven. He nuzzles into the wood like a lover,
inhales, and at the first slow stroke, the crescendo
seeps through our skin like warm water, we

who have nothing but destinations, who dream of light
but descend into the mouths of tunnels, searching.
Beads of sweat fall from his brow, making dark roses

on the instrument. His head swooning to each chord
exhaled through the hollow torso. The woman beside me
has put down her book, closed her eyes, the baby

has stopped crying, the cop has sat down, and I know
this train is too fast for dreaming, that these iron jaws
will always open to swallow a smile already lost.

How insufficient the memory, to fail before death.
how will hear these notes when the train slides
into the yard, the lights turned out, and the song

lingers with breaths rising from empty seats?
I know I am too human to praise what is fading.
But for now, I just want to listen as the train fills

completely with warm water, and we are all
swimming slowly toward the man with Mozart
flowing from his hands. I want nothing

but to put my fingers inside his mouth,
let that prayer hum through my veins.
I want crawl into the hole in his violin.

I want to sleep there
until my flesh
becomes music.”

― Ocean Vuong

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