Top Ten Tuesday: Book Quotes from Australian authors

If you’re new to my blog,  welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. It’s held over at That Artsy Reader Girl, where every week bloggers list their top 10 being asked about.  This week is about quotes, so here are some from Australian authors.

You’re going to set us all on fire, you homicidal feral fruitcake.

I haven’t yet read On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta but clearly, I am missing something good!

You can’t write, if you don’t read

Garth Nix. Gets to the point doesn’t he?

I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when I do not feel it. I believe in God even when he is silent.

This is not a quote by Fleur Mcdonald, but it is a favourite of hers. It was on a wall where Jews had hidden during World War II. She talks about it more here.

Coitus is random, children are definite

Thomas Keneally, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Those wannabe writer types are all fucking crazy

Courtesy of Candice Fox and Crimson Lake !

Do the first draft, orgasm, and then start editing. You can be objective post-orgasm.

Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap, on writing sex 

A father swims, a daughter soars

Wai Chim, author of Freedom Swimmer. Her quote is part of a book called Six Words Fresh Off The Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America. Buzzfeed has a whole heap at this link. 

Too many books. Too few centuries.

And to end, words every book reader can relate to by Jay Kristoff from Nevernight

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