Barry Unsworth Quotes.

1. "Wickedness is too common in the world for us to think much of why and wherefore. It is more natural to ask about the rarer thing and wonder why people sometimes do good."
- Quote by Barry Unsworth

2. "Kneading memory makes the dough of fiction; which we know, sometimes never stops rising."
- Quote by Barry Unsworth

3. "We desire to keep the dying and the newly dead close before our eyes so as to give them full need of pity. Our Lord was brought down to be pitied, on the Cross He was too far away."
- Quote by Barry Unsworth

4. "Nothing a man suffers will prevent him from inflicting suffering on others. Indeed, it will teach him the way"
- Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

5. "Money is sacred as everyone knows... So then must be the hunger for it and the means we use to obtain it. Once a man is in debt he becomes a flesh and blood form of money, a walking investment. You can do what you like with him, you can work him to death or you can sell him. This cannot be called cruelty or greed because we are seeking only to recover our investment and that is a sacred duty."
- Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

6. "Love does not stand still, as everyone knows; it is always adding to its own shape whether by advance or retreat. Wounds can be absorbed, but only like elements embodied in a story; they are always there, part of the meaning."
- Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

7. "A man may go through life and remain ignorant of himself he may think himself as other than he truly is and he may die with this illusion still intact because no circumstance of his life has obliged him to revise it."
- Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

8. "Only way to live here is day by day, same as anywhere."
- Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

9. "But what a man sees still must depend on what he looks for. While I have eyes of my own, I shall not need to borrow yours."
- Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

10. "There are no stronger fetters than those we forge for ourselves."
- Barry Unsworth, Sacred Hunger

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