Philip Kerr: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Philip Kerr Quotes 

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

About Philip Kerr

For most novelists, the city where the action takes place is just a backdrop or a stage set. The Berlin of Philip Kerr’s fiction is a character, a character as troubled and complex as his private investigator protagonist. ‘When I started writing, I was more interested in the Berliner than in the history of Berlin,’ says Kerr. The Berlin people have always been awkward-squad Germans, which is probably why I admire them. Hitler disliked Berliners, and they have stayed the same since then.

Born: February 22, 1956, Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: March 23, 2018
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy

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Popular Quotes

“Sometimes a stupid man is only a couple of good guesses away from looking clever.”
― Philip Kerr, The Lady from Zagreb

 “I made an appointment to see him and then ordered another beer. While I was drinking it I did some doodling on a piece of paper, the algebraic kind that you hope will help you think more clearly. When I finished doing that, I was more confused than ever. Algebra was never my strong subject.”
― Philip Kerr, March Violets

“A man’s bookseller should keep his confidence, like his physician. What can become of a world where every man knows what another man reads? Why, sir, books would become like quacks’ potions, with every mountebank in the newspapers claiming one volume’s superiority over another.”
― Philip Kerr, Dark Matter: The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton

 “The real question here is what happens to you, Gunther. In many ways you’re a useful fellow to have around. Like a bent coat hanger in a toolbox, you’re not something that was ever designed for a specific job, but you do manage to come in useful sometimes.”
― Philip Kerr, Prague Fatale

 “I didn’t know you were interested in politics,’ I said. ‘I’m not,’ he said. ‘But isn’t that how Hitler got elected in the first place: too many people who didn’t give a shit who was running the country?”
― Philip Kerr, Berlin Noir: March Violets / The Pale Criminal / A German Requiem

 “Looking round the room I found there were so many false eyelashes flapping at me that I was beginning to feel a draught.”
― Philip Kerr, March Violets

“All men come to resemble their fathers. That isn’t a tragedy, but you need a hell of a sense of humour to handle it.”
― Philip Kerr, A Quiet Flame

 “On the whole it’s not wise to remind the devil that he’s the devil, especially when we were getting on so well.”
― Philip Kerr, The Lady from Zagreb

“When you get a cat to catch the mice in your kitchen, you can’t expect it to ignore the rats in the cellar.”
― Philip Kerr, March Violets

“it is always the women who rebuild the civilizations that the men have done their best to destroy”
― Philip Kerr, A Man Without Breath

10 Famous Quotes by Author Philip Kerr

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

One Final Bonus – Philip Kerr Quote 

“It was an interesting dilemma and pointed up a real point of difference between Nazism and Communism as forms of government: there was no room for the individual in Soviet Russia; conversely not everything was state-managed in Germany. The Nazis never shot anyone for being stupid, inefficient or just plain unlucky. Generally speaking the Nazis looked for a reason to shoot you, the commies were quite happy to shoot you without any reason at all – but when you’re going to be shot, what’s the difference?”

― Philip Kerr, A Man Without Breath

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