Glen Duncan Quotes

Glen Duncan Quotes

There's always someone's father, someone's mother, someone's wife, someone's son. This is the problem with killing and eating people. One of the problems.

All motivation derives from the primary fact of mortality. Take mortality away and motivation loses its...motivation.

The more you read, the harder it is to condemn.

Human love didn't eradicate God, but it put Him into His proper distant second place.

The absense of a soul, by the way, makes it easy to inhabit a body. (Therefore, why is Elton John still pudging around unpossessed? I hear you ask?)

The question 'What was there before creation?' is meaningless. Time is a property of creation, therefore before creation there was no before creation.

You can't live in dread of something for long without beginning to crave it.

... all his strength gathered in his hips and chest and his arms wrapped around me and his breath jabbed soft and hot in my ear and a note of tenderness was there at the end like a lovely curlicue and I liked him because there was no disguising the honest male gladness that went from his body out to mine.

Live long enough and nothing is news. 'The News' is
'the new things.' That's fine, until a hundred years go by and you realise there are no new things, only deep structures and cycles that repeat themselves through different period details.

By all means, become an abomination-but only while unhinged by grief or wrath.

Literature is humanity's broad-minded alter-ego, with room in its heart for monsters, even for you. It's humanity without the judgement.

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