The Best Augusten Burroughs quotes

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It takes a certain type of person to be an entrepreneur. They are creative, risk-takers who see opportunity where others see dead ends. They have the guts to start their own business, even when everyone around them tells them it’s a bad idea. And they often have interesting stories to tell.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the quotes compilation of one entrepreneurial icon: Augusten Burroughs. We’ll explore his life story and find out what lessons we can learn from him.

Discover the most interesting Writing, Love, Life, Alone quotes from Augusten Burroughs, and much more.


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About Augusten Burroughs

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October 23, 1965

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Screenwriter, Memoirist, Essayist

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Notable Works:
Running With Scissors


I think I love him, but I also think that you can love people who aren’t good for you. — Augusten Burroughs

I know exactly how that is. To love somebody who doesn’t deserve it. — Augusten Burroughs

This is what you should know about losing someone you love. They do not travel alone. You go with them. — Augusten Burroughs

Love is a helium–based emotion; Love always takes the high road. — Augusten Burroughs

i know exactly how that is to love somebody who doesn t deserve it Augusten Burroughs quote

But she did love him. I believe it. I know exactly how that is. To love somebody who doesn’t deserve it. Because they are all you have. Because any attention is better than no attention. — Augusten Burroughs

I can’t tell you how much I love Target and Costco, that kind of culture, because it’s something I never felt a part of. I’ve always felt like a tourist because I have never fit in anywhere. — Augusten Burroughs

I tend to really enjoy being swept up in fiction. I love a good story and I admire fiction authors. — Augusten Burroughs

I love to both give and receive very old books. — Augusten Burroughs

Part of me believes that love is more valuable when you have to work for it. — Augusten Burroughs

love is a helium based emotion love always takes the high road Augusten Burroughs quote

So we can be filled with holes and loss and wide expanses of unhealed geography–and we can also be excited by life and in love and content at the exact same moment. — Augusten Burroughs

I love you,’ she said, and I knew she meant it because she spoke the words from the heart at the center of her chest. This, at least, had not been left behind at the hospital. — Augusten Burroughs

Once I decided to write, to be published, I knew it would happen. — Augusten Burroughs

I knew that he was as reliable as a mathematical formula. — Augusten Burroughs


What I think of blogs is just this: Some are beautifully written and many are not. But even blogs that aren’t necessarily ‘well’ written are great for the person writing them. — Augusten Burroughs

and i tend to listen to npr when i m not writing Augusten Burroughs quote

And I tend to listen to NPR when I’m not writing. — Augusten Burroughs

Writing has enriched my life in ways I never imaged. — Augusten Burroughs

My subconscious does the writing; I don’t have control over that. — Augusten Burroughs

A lot of being a writer doesn’t have anything to do with writing. It’s ironic–I have to squeeze the books in, even though that’s what it’s all about. — Augusten Burroughs

I never get sick of writing my own stories because there’s a certain comfort in knowing you will never run out of material. It’s relaxing, actually, to write. — Augusten Burroughs

writing has enriched my life in ways i never imaged Augusten Burroughs quote

When you have your health, you have everything. When you do not have your health, nothing else matters at all. — Augusten Burroughs


Miracles do happen. You must believe this. No matter what else you believe about life, you must believe in miracles. — Augusten Burroughs

But my favorite band is Curbside Life, out of Chicago. — Augusten Burroughs

There is no shame in being hungry for another person. There is no shame in wanting very much to share your life with somebody. — Augusten Burroughs

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There is no such thing as too ordinary to write about, whether that’s life or a scene in a novel. What’s interesting to people, whether it’s memoir or fiction, is the truth. — Augusten Burroughs

but my favorite band is curbside life out of chicago Augusten Burroughs quote

If you hate your life, you haven’t’ seen enough of it. If you hate your life, it’s because your life is too small and doesn’t’ fit you. — Augusten Burroughs

I’ve learned how to turn the adversities in my life into enriching experiences. You can actually gain a lot from adversities and they make you the person you are today. — Augusten Burroughs

I did not consider him to be any kind of a genius. I considered him deeply lacking in the area that mattered most in life. Star quality. — Augusten Burroughs

Our lives are one endless stretch of misery punctuated by processed fast foods and the occasional crisis or amusing curiosity. — Augusten Burroughs

The most valuable moments and experiences that life has to offer are found only along its most treacherous paths. — Augusten Burroughs

Life would be fabric–softener, tuna–salad–on–white, PTA–meeting normal. — Augusten Burroughs

Decisions are beautiful. They are the evidence of thought and care. Decisions are the polishing cloths of life. — Augusten Burroughs

Sometimes when you work in advertising you’ll get a product that’s really garbage and you have to make it seem fantastic, something that is essential to the continued quality of life. — Augusten Burroughs

Because I’ve lived in one room my entire life, working at the same table that you use to pay bills at and eat at. It’s going to be nice to have actual space. — Augusten Burroughs

You can make almost anything a learning or positive experience. I think I offer a good example of how to make the most out of what life gives you and how to keep moving on. — Augusten Burroughs

Any damage that’s been done, you have to fix yourself because it needs fixing and there is nobody else to do the work. Blame may well be justified, but it’s not going to move you forward in your life. — Augusten Burroughs


Your mind is like an unsafe neighborhood; don’t go there alone. — Augusten Burroughs

Stars should not be seen alone. That’s why there are so many. Two people should stand together and look at them. One person alone will surely miss the good ones. — Augusten Burroughs

I could write another collection of personal essays from what has happened to me in the last year alone. I don’t seek out my material–it finds me. I am magnetic, somehow. — Augusten Burroughs

I, myself, am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions. — Augusten Burroughs

your mind is like an unsafe neighborhood don t go there alone Augusten Burroughs quote

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