Barry Hughart Quotes

Top 19 wise famous quotes and sayings by Barry Hughart

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Barry Hughart quotes: Immortality is a meaningless word unless invulnerability goes with it. Immortality is a meaningless word unless invulnerability goes with it.
Barry Hughart quotes: It was quite a shock for me to discover that crime was so easy that it was boring. I reluctantly turned to scholarship. It was quite a shock for me to discover that crime was so easy that it was boring. I reluctantly turned to scholarship.
Barry Hughart quotes: Blessed are the idiots, for they are happiest people on earth. Blessed are the idiots, for they are happiest people on earth.
Barry Hughart quotes: The emotional health of a village depended upon having a man whom everyone loved to hate, and Heaven had blessed us with two of them. The emotional health of a village depended upon having a man whom everyone loved to hate, and Heaven had blessed us with two of them.
Barry Hughart quotes: Occasionally a moderately intelligent thought misses a turn and accidentally enters my mind Occasionally a moderately intelligent thought misses a turn and accidentally enters my mind
Barry Hughart quotes: Everybody knows that the soul of a cat is formed from the composite souls of nine debauched nuns who failed in their vows. Everybody knows that the soul of a cat is formed from the composite souls of nine debauched nuns who failed in their vows.
Barry Hughart quotes: To cherish perfection is to commit creative suicide, and every true artist knows that a masterpiece is an accident that should be burned. To cherish perfection is to commit creative suicide, and every true artist knows that a masterpiece is an accident that should be burned.
Barry Hughart quotes: The problem with poetic justice is that it never knows when to stop. The problem with poetic justice is that it never knows when to stop.
Barry Hughart quotes: Miser Shen is preparing to spend the night with a goat. Miser Shen is preparing to spend the night with a goat.
Barry Hughart quotes: Boy, just look at the soul shining through my eyes! It's like a goddamned flower! Boy, just look at the soul shining through my eyes! It's like a goddamned flower!
Barry Hughart quotes: Ox, what occupation is most closely linked to insanity?''Emperor,' I said promptly. Ox, what occupation is most closely linked to insanity?'
'Emperor,' I said promptly.
Barry Hughart quotes: Fable has strong shoulders that carry far more truth than fact can. Fable has strong shoulders that carry far more truth than fact can.
Barry Hughart quotes: Nothing on the face of this earth - and I do mean nothing - is half so dangerous as a children's story that happens to be real... Nothing on the face of this earth - and I do mean nothing - is half so dangerous as a children's story that happens to be real...