Adam Johnson quotes

  • Orphans are the only ones who get to choose their fathers, and they love them twice as much.
    -- Adam Johnson

    #Father #Orphan

  • The next day, she was silent. For breakfast, she murdered an onion and served it raw.
    -- Adam Johnson

    #Onions #Breakfast #Next

  • Writing is hard work, and if anything's true about the process, it's that fact that a good story is hard to find and even trickier to get on paper. What's less romantic than staring alone at a blank screen? And edgy? I've changed the cat little because I didn't know what my characters were going to say next.
    -- Adam Johnson

    #Character #Cat #Hard Work

  • Today, tomorrow," she said. "A day is nothing. A day is just a match you strike after the ten thousand matches before it have gone out.
    -- Adam Johnson

    #Gone #Today #Tomorrow

  • . . . nobody every taught you loyalty . . .
    -- Adam Johnson

    #Loyalty #Taught

  • In my experience, ghosts are made up only of the living, people you know are out there but are forever out of range
    -- Adam Johnson

    #People #Forever #Ghost

  • Like putting a name to my problems would solve anything
    -- Adam Johnson

    #Names #Problem #Solve

  • Use your imagination only on the future, never on the present or the past.
    -- Adam Johnson

    #Past #Imagination #Use

  • [I]n communism, you'd threaten a dog into compliance, while in capitalism, obedience is obtained through bribes.
    -- Adam Johnson

    #Dog #Socialism #Communism

  • Where we are from... [s]tories are factual. If a farmer is declared a music virtuoso by the state, everyone had better start calling him maestro. And secretly, he'd be wise to start practicing the piano. For us, the story is more important than the person. If a man and his story are in conflict, it is the man who must change.
    -- Adam Johnson

    #Wise #Men #Piano

  • The light, the sky, the water, they were all things you looked *through* during the day. At night, they were things you looked *into*. You looked *into* the stars, you looked *into* dark rollers and the surprising platinum flash of their caps.
    -- Adam Johnson

    #Stars #Dark #Night

  • But people do things to survive, and then after they survive, they can't live with what they've done.
    -- Adam Johnson

    #People #Done

  • A name isn't a person,' Ga said. 'Don't ever remember someone by their name. To keep someone alive, you put them inside you, you put their face on your heart. Then, no matter where you are, they're always with you because they're a part of you.
    -- Adam Johnson

    #Heart #Names #Alive