Book Quotes by Nick Hornby

Nicholas Peter John Hornby is an English writer and lyricist. He is best known for his memoir Fever Pitch and novels High Fidelity and About a Boy, all of which were adapted into feature films.

Book Quotes by Nick Hornby
Book Quote by Nick Hornby from High Fidelity

I'm very good at the past. It's the present I can't understand.

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Book Quote by Nick Hornby from A Long Way Down

Being gay was a bit like the Olympics: It disappeared in ancient times, and then they brought it back in the twentieth century.

Homosexuality
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Book Quote by Nick Hornby from A Long Way Down

Knowing that you want to die makes you less scared.

Death
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Book Quote by Nick Hornby from A Long Way Down

There's nothing you can't fuck up if you try hard enough.

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Book Quote by Nick Hornby from A Long Way Down

Most people have a rope that ties them to someone, and that rope can be short or it can be long. (Be long. Belong. Get it?) You don't know how long, though. It's not your choice.

Puns, Relationships, Family
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Book Quote by Nick Hornby from A Long Way Down

When you're unhappy, I guess everything in the world - reading, eating, sleeping - has something buried somewhere inside it that just makes you unhappier.

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Book Quote by Nick Hornby from A Long Way Down

Telling me I can do anything I want is like pulling the plug out of the bath and then telling the water it can go anywhere it wants. Try it, and see what happens.

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Book Quote by Nick Hornby from A Long Way Down

I read the fuck out of every book I can get my hands on.

Reading
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Book Quote by Nick Hornby from A Long Way Down

Everyone knows how to talk, and no one knows what to say.

Talking
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Book Quote by Nick Hornby from A Long Way Down

Hard is trying to rebuild yourself, piece by piece, with no instruction book, and no clue as to where all the important bits are supposed to go.

New Beginning
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Book Quote by Nick Hornby from Fever Pitch

I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women: suddenly, inexplicably, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain or disruption it would bring with it.

Football, Falling in love
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