Peter Heller’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Peter Heller Quotes 

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

Popular Quotes

“How we gentle our losses into paler ghosts.”
― Peter Heller, The Dog Stars

 “You can’t metabolize the loss. It is in the cells of your face, your chest, behind the eyes, in the twists of your gut. Muscle, sinew, bone. It is all of you. When you walk you propel it forward….Then it sits with you. The pain puts its arm over your shoulders. It is your closest friend, steadfast. And at night you can’t bear to hear your own breath, unaccompanied by another. And underneath the big stillness like a score, is the roaring of the cataract of everything being and being torn away. Then, the pain is lying beside your side, close. Does not bother you with the sound even of breathing.”
― Peter Heller, The Dog Stars

“Maybe freedom really is nothing left to lose. You had it once in childhood, when it was okay to climb a tree, to paint a crazy picture and wipe out on your bike, to get hurt. The spirit of risk gradually takes its leave. It follows the wild cries of joy and pain down the wind, through the hedgerow, growing ever fainter. What was that sound? A dog barking far off? That was our life calling to us, the one that was vigorous and undefended and curious.”
― Peter Heller, Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet’s Tsangpo River

 “Funny how you can live your whole life waiting and not know it… Waiting for your real life to begin. Maybe the most real thing the end. To realize when it’s too late. I know now that I loved him more than anything on earth or off of it.”
― Peter Heller, The Dog Stars

 “Is it possible to love so desperately that life is unbearable? I don’t mean unrequited, I mean being in the love. In the midst of it and desperate. Because knowing it will end, because everything does. End.”
― Peter Heller, The Dog Stars

 “He’s getting old. I don’t count the years. I don’t multiply by seven. They bred dogs for everything else, even diving for fish, why didn’t they breed them to live longer, to live as long as a man?”
― Peter Heller, The Dog Stars

“Grief is an element. It has its own cycle like the carbon cycle, the nitrogen. It never diminishes not ever. It passes in and out of everything.”
― Peter Heller, The Dog Stars

 “No: Human beings, by orders of magnitude, remained the most vicious animal on the planet.”
― Peter Heller, Celine

“We have traveled.
Now you will be the path
I will walk I will walk
Over you.”
― Peter Heller, The Dog Stars

“I want to be two people at once. One runs away.”
― Peter Heller, The Dog Stars

10 Famous Quotes by Author Peter Heller

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

One Final Bonus – Peter Heller Quote 

“There is a pain you can’t think your way out of. You can’t talk it away. If there was someone to talk to. You can walk. One foot the other foot. Breathe in breathe out. Drink from the stream. Piss. Eat the venison strips. And. You can’t metabolize the loss. It is in the cells of your face, your chest, behind the eyes, in the twists of the gut. Muscles, sinew, bone. It is all of you.

When you walk you propel it forward. When you let the sled and sit on a fallen log and. You imagine him curling in the one patch of sun maybe lying over your feet. Then it sits with you, the Pain puts its arm over your shoulders. It is your closest friend. Steadfast. And at night you can’t bear to hear your own breath unaccompanied by another and underneath the big stillness like a score is the roaring of the cataract of everything being and being torn away. Then. The Pain is lying beside your side, close. Does not bother you with sound even of breathing.”

― Peter Heller, The Dog Stars

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Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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