Richard Brautigan: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Richard Brautigan Quotes 

 Richard Brautigan, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best  Richard Brautigan quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find  Richard Brautigan’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer  Richard Brautigan made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favorites: 

About Richard Brautigan

He was an American novelist, poet, and short-story writer. He was born in Tacoma, Washington, moved to San Francisco in the 1950s, and began publishing poetry in 1957. A novelist since 1961, he is probably best known for his early novel Trout Fishing in America. In 1984, he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Born: January 30, 1935, Tacoma, Washington, The United States
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Poetry, Short Stories

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Popular Quotes

“all of us have a place in history. mine is clouds.”
― richard brautigan

 “I will be very careful the next time I fall in love, she told herself. Also, she had made a promise to herself that she intended on keeping. She was never going to go out with another writer: no matter how charming, sensitive, inventive or fun they could be. They weren’t worth it in the long run. They were emotionally too expensive and the upkeep was complicated. They were like having a vacuum cleaner around the house that broke all the time and only Einstein could fix it. She wanted her next lover to be a broom.”
― Richard Brautigan, Sombrero Fallout

“Karma Repair Kit Items 1-4.

1.Get enough food to eat,
and eat it.

2.Find a place to sleep where it is quiet,
and sleep there.

3.Reduce intellectual and emotional noise
until you arrive at the silence of yourself,
and listen to it.

― Richard Brautigan

“Love Poem
It’s so nice
to wake up in the morning
all alone
and not have to tell somebody
you love them
when you don’t love them
any more.”
― Richard Brautigan

 “Boo, Forever

Spinning like a ghost
on the bottom of a
I’m haunted by all
the space that I
will live without
― Richard Brautigan, The Pill vs. the Springhill Mine Disaster

 “Finding is losing something else.
I think about, perhaps even mourn,
what I lost to find this”
― Richard Brautigan, Loading Mercury With a Pitchfork

“Sometimes life is merely a matter of coffee and whatever intimacy a cup of coffee affords.”
― Richard Brautigan

 “I have always wanted to write a book that ended with the word ‘mayonnaise.”
― Richard Brautigan

“I drank coffee and read old books and waited for the year to end.”
― Richard Brautigan, Trout Fishing in America

“I’ll tell you about it because I am here and you are distant.”
― Richard Brautigan, In Watermelon Sugar

10 Famous Quotes by Author  Richard Brautigan

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10  Richard Brautigan quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best  Richard Brautigan quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by  Richard Brautigan. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable  Richard Brautigan quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Richard Brautigan Quote 

“My Name

“I guess you are kind of curious as to who I am, but I am one of those who do not have a regular name. My name depends on you. Just call me whatever is in your mind.
If you are thinking about something that happened a long time ago: Somebody asked you a question and you did not know the answer.
That is my name.
Perhaps it was raining very hard.
That is my name.
Or somebody wanted you to do something. You did it. Then they told you what you did was wrong—“Sorry for the mistake,”—and you had to do something else.
That is my name.
Perhaps it was a game you played when you were a child or something that came idly into your mind when you were old and sitting in a chair near the window.
That is my name.
Or you walked someplace. There were flowers all around.
That is my name.
Perhaps you stared into a river. There as something near you who loved you. They were about to touch you. You could feel this before it happened. Then it happened.
That is my name.”― Richard Brautigan, In Watermelon Sugar

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  1. It seemed like years before I picked a bouquet of kisses off her mouth and put them into a dawn-colored base in my heart. ~Richard Brautigan from The Wait

  2. It seemed like years before I picked a bouquet of kisses off her mouth and put them into a dawn-colored vase in my heart. ~Richard Brautigan from The Wait

    *corrected error in quote.


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