Peter Benchley: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Peter Benchley Quotes 

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

About Peter Benchley

The American author Peter Bradford Benchley is best known for writing the novel Jaws and co-writing the screenplay for its highly successful film adaptation. The success of the book led to publishers commissioning books about mutant rats, rabid dogs, and the like. Steven Spielberg’s subsequent film, which Benchley co-wrote, was widely acknowledged as a summer blockbuster. The Deep and The Island were also adapted into films by Benchley.

Benchley came from a literary family. Robert Benchley was the grandson of Algonquin Round Table founder Nathaniel Benchley. He has a younger brother, Nat Benchley, who is an actor and writer. During his time at Phillips Exeter Academy and Harvard University, Peter Benchley graduated with a B.A. in history.

Born: May 08, 1940, New York, New York, The United States
Died: February 11, 2006
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers

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Popular Quotes

“Come up fish. Come to Quint.”
― Peter Benchley, Jaws

 “The past always seems better when you look back on it than it did at the time. And the present never looks as good as it will in the future. It’s depressing if you spend too much time reliving old joys. You think you’ll never have anything as good again.”
― Peter Benchley, Jaws

“Look, Chief, you can’t go off half-cocked looking for vengeance against a fish. That shark isn’t evil. It’s not a murderer. It’s just obeying its own instincts. Trying to get retribution against a fish is crazy.”
― Peter Benchley, Jaws

 “There’s nothing in the sea this fish would fear. Other fish run from bigger things. That’s their instinct. But this fish doesn’t run from anything. He doesn’t fear.”
― Peter Benchley, Jaws

 “The past always seems better when you look back on it than it did at the time. And the present never looks as good as it will in the future.”
― Peter Benchley, Jaws

 “He felt at once betrayed and betrayer, deceived and deceiver. He was a criminal forced into crime, an unwilling whore.”
― Peter Benchley, Jaws

“What had once seemed shallow and tedious now loomed in memory like paradise.”
― Peter Benchley, Jaws

 “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…”
― Peter Benchley, Jaws

“The great fish moved silently through the night water.”
― Peter Benchley, Jaws

“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”
― Peter Benchley

10 Famous Quotes by Author Peter Benchley

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

One Final Bonus – Peter Benchley Quote 

“Sharks have everything a scientist dreams of. They’re beautiful―God, how beautiful they are! They’re like an impossibly perfect piece of machinery. They’re as graceful as any bird. They’re as mysterious as any animal on earth. No one knows for sure how long they live or what impulses―except for hunger―they respond to. There are more than two hundred and fifty species of shark, and everyone is different from every other one.”

― Peter Benchley, Jaws

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