Paul Gallico: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Paul Gallico Quotes 

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

About Paul Gallico

On 26th July, 1897, Paul William Gallico was born in New York City. His father was Italian and his mother was Austrian; they emigrated to New York in 1895.

He attended public schools in New York and Columbia University in 1916. In 1921, after losing a year and a half to World War I, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, and then worked for the National Board of Motion Picture Review before becoming the motion picture critic for the New York Daily News. He left this job because his “reviews were too Smart Alecky” (according to Confessions of a Story Teller), and took refuge in the sports department.

When he was sent to cover Dempsey’s training camp, he decided to ask Dempsey if he could spar with him to see what it was like to be hit by the world heavyweight champion. Gallico was knocked out within two minutes of the fight. From there, his sports-writing career took off.

Born: July 26, 1897, New York, NY, The United States
Died: July 15, 1976
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Children’s Books

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Popular Quotes

“This is her home now–of her own free will.”
― Paul Gallico, The Snow Goose

 “Because for all of his big frame, loud voice and quick smile, Lou Gehrig was one of those strange souls born to be frustrated, to have glory and happiness always within his reach, yes, even to have it in his grasp, only to have it snatched away from him.”
― Paul Gallico, Lou Gehrig: Pride of the Yankees

“You learn eventually that, while there are no villains, there are no heroes either. And until you make the final discovery that there are only human beings, who are therefore all the more fascinating, you are liable to miss something.”
― Paul Gallico

 “No one has ever been able to discover how they make this subtle sound, and what is more, no one ever will. It is a secret that has endured from the very beginning of the time of cats and will never be revealed.”
― Paul Gallico

 “Japanese goldfish,
With your gossamer tail,
You are the loveliest creature
I have ever seen.”

“Japanese kitten,
Put your tongue back in where it belongs
And go away.
I know exactly what you are thinking.”
― Paul Gallico, Honorable Cat

 “The setting sun had turned the blue sky a brilliant orange, then soft pink merging to pearl; the plum velvet of night had come out of the east, spangled with stars.”
― Paul Gallico, Ludmila: A Story Of Liechtenstein

“No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined. ”
― Paul Gallico

 “she could not see how much there was to live for, that she was young and that one could build anew upon the ashes of failure”
― Paul Gallico

“Hers was the bliss of one who knew that at last she was off upon the adventure at the end of which lay her heart’s desire’.”
― Paul Gallico

“Nobody’s a natural. You work to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top.”
― Paul Gallico

10 Famous Quotes by Author Paul Gallico

So there you have it my Ten favorite quotes by Paul Gallico, please comment below and share your favorite quotes by the fantastic author Paul Gallico.  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 Paul Gallico. 

One Final Bonus – Paul Gallico Quote 

“It is only when you open your veins and bleed onto the page a little that you establish contact with your reader. If you do not believe in the characters or the story you are doing at that moment with all your mind, strength, and will, if you don’t feel joy and excitement while writing it, then you’re wasting good white paper, even if it sells, because there are other ways in which a writer can bring in the rent money besides writing bad or phony stories.”

― Paul Gallico

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