Paulette Jiles: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Paulette Jiles Quotes 

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

About Paulette Jiles

An American poet and novelist, Paulette Jiles writes poetry and novels. Born in Salem, Missouri, she studied Romance Languages at the University of Missouri. Currently, Jiles resides on a small ranch in Texas Hill Country.

Born: Salem, Missouri, The United States
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Literature & Fiction

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“Laughter is good for the soul and all your interior works.”
― Paulette Jiles, News of the World

 “Paper Matches

My aunts washed dishes while the uncles
squirted each other on the lawn with
garden hoses. Why are we in here,
I said, and they are out there?
That’s the way it is,
said Aunt Hetty, the shriveled-up one.
I have the rages that small animals have,
being small, being animal.
Written on me was a message,
“At Your Service,”
like a book of paper matches.
One by one we were taken out
and struck.
We come bearing supper,
our heads on fire.”
― Paulette Jiles

“And she understood, all by herself, without reading it in a novel or hearing it on a radio program, that falling passionately in love with someone, without reservation or holding back, was good for the heart. For its valves and its arteries and that invisible shadow of the heart clled the soul. Falling in love was good for the soul.

― Paulette Jiles, Stormy Weather

 “Maybe life is just carrying news. Surviving to carry the news. Maybe we have just one message, and it is delivered to us when we are born and we are never sure what it says; it may have nothing to do with us personally but it must be carried by hand through a life, all the way, and at the end handed over, sealed. He”
― Paulette Jiles, News of the World

 “Loss of reputation and the regard of our fellow persons is in any society, from Iceland to Malaysia, a terrible blow to the spirit. It is worse than being penniless and more cutting than the blades of enemies.”
― Paulette Jiles, News of the World

 “Above and behind them the Dipper turned on its great handle as if to pour night itself out onto the dreaming continent and each of its seven stars gleamed from between the fitful clouds.”
― Paulette Jiles, News of the World

“Who cares for your fashions and your wars and your causes? I will shortly be gone and I have seen many fashions come and go and many causes so passionately defended only to be forgotten.”
― Paulette Jiles, News of the World

 “More than ever knowing in his fragile bones that it was the duty of men who aspired to the condition of humanity to protect children and kill for them if necessary.”
― Paulette Jiles, News of the World

“Life was not safe and nothing could make it so, neither fashionable dresses nor bank accounts. The baseline of human life was courage.”
― Paulette Jiles, News of the World

“The road to hell was paved with the bones of men who did not know when to quit fighting.”
― Paulette Jiles, Enemy Women

10 Famous Quotes by Author Paulette Jiles

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

One Final Bonus – Paulette Jiles Quote 

“If people had true knowledge of the world perhaps they would not take up arms and so perhaps he could be an aggregator of information from distant places and then the world would be a more peaceful place. He had been perfectly serious. That illusion had lasted from age forty-nine to age sixty-five. And then he had come to think that what people needed, at bottom, was not only information but tales of the remote, the mysterious, dressed up as hard information. And he, like a runner, immobile in his smeared printing apron bringing it to them. Then the listeners would for a small space of time drift away into a healing place like curative waters.”

― Paulette Jiles, News of the World

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