Black Swan Green Important Quotes

David Mitchell

Black Swan Green

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Black Swan Green Important Quotes

1- “Often I think boys don’t become men. Boys just get papier-mâchéd inside a man’s mask. Sometimes you can tell the boy is still in there.” (127)

2 – “Games and sports aren’t about taking part or even about winning. Games and sports’re really about humiliating your enemies.” (8)

3 – “Beautiful words ruin your poetry. A touch of beauty enhances a dish, but you throw a hill of into the pot! No, the palate becomes nauseous… Beauty is not excellence. Beauty is a distraction, beauty is cosmetics, beauty is ultimately fatigue.” (147)

4 – “Shunning one hopeless battle is not an act of cowardice…. Hankering for security or popularity makes you weak and vulnerable… Respect earned by integrity cannot be lost without your consent.” (213)

5 – ‘But if I sliced Wilcox’s tendons, I’d get sent to Borstal.’
‘Well wakey fucking wakey, sunbeam! Life’s a Borstal!’ (217)

6 – “War’s an auction where whoever…

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