Patrick White quotes

  • I'm not a handsome guy, but I can give my hand to someone who needs help. Beauty is in the heart, not in the face.

  • No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

  • Truth is generally the best vindication against slander

  • I have little shame, no dignity – all in the name of a better cause.

  • Don't. Please, just let me hold you a little bit longer," he mumbled into my hair

  • Cruel irony, the poor man tormented with hunger feeds those who plead his case.

  • You love her," Teddy observed quietly. Henry replied with an uncharacteristic lack of irony: "Yes." Teddy's eyes shifted to the plaster interlacing that decorated the ceiling in curlicues. "Lord, you never make it easy, do you." "No.

  • Listen: our culture is saturated with irony whether we know it or not.

  • Clap an extinguisher upon your irony if you are unhappily blessed with a vein of it.

  • No sense of the irony of human experience, that we are the highest form of life on earth, and yet ineffably sad because we know what no other animal knows, that we must die.