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Irvine Welsh Quotes

Irvine Welsh Quote: “You can’t lie to your soul.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “I’m not running away, I’m moving on.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “What worries me is the professionalism of everything.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “How did it make you feel?”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “Ah suppose man, ah’m too much ay a perfectionist, ken? It’s likesay, if things go a bit dodgy, ah jist cannae be bothered, y’know.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “Are you asking me or telling me?”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “By definition, you have to live until you die. Better to make that life as complete and enjoyable an experience as possible, in case death is shite, which I suspect it will be.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “Writing is about culture and should be about everything. That’s what makes it what it is.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “Here ah am in the junky’s limbo; too sick tae sleep, too tired tae stay awake. A twilight zone ay the senses where nothing’s real except the crushing, omnipresent misery n pain in your mind n body.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “I enjoy the freedom of the blank page.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “I spend so much time on the screen when I am writing, the last thing you want to do is spend more time on the Internet looking at a screen. That’s what I hate about all this technology.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “When I first started to get into writing, it was via music. I’d generate ideas for songs that would turn into stories, then they’d turn into novels. I was biased toward music.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “There is a kind of mysticism to writing.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “Bruce, you’re an ugly and silly old man. You’re very possibly an alcoholic and God knows what else. You’re the type of sad case who preys on vulnerable, weak and stupid women in order to boost his own shattered ego. You’re a mess. You’ve gone wrong somewhere pal.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “Thir must be less tae life than this.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “I’m always watching people over a short time frame, putting them in an extreme position. Sometimes you don’t see the humanity in a person because the time frame is so short and the circumstance so extreme.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “You can only live in the world you ken. The rest is just wishful thinking or paranoia.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “Now there is apparently a causal link between heroin addiction and vegetarianism.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “Everything in the street today seems soft focus.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “I love doubt in a woman. It’s nearly as sexy as determination.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “His eyes are wild, psychotic slits that bat-dance in your soul looking for good things to crush or bad elements to identify with.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “I’d always liked to read, but when I picked up books I wasn’t getting the same kind of excitement from them that I was from going out clubbing. I wanted to get the same kind of feel.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “Most middle-class people I know don’t really live like me. Middle-class people worry a lot about money. They worry a lot about job security, and they do a lot of nine-to-five stuff.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “Sometimes ah think that people become junkies just because they subconsciously crave a wee bit ay silence.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “It’s all okay, it’s all beautiful; but ah fear that this internal sea is gaunnae subside soon, leaving this poisonous shite washed up, stranded up in ma body.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “There’s all this stuff that is happening in Edinburgh now, it’s a sad attempt to create an Edinburgh society, similar to a London society, a highbrow literature celebrity society.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “I didn’t have any concept of Trainspotting being published. It was a selfish act. I did it for myself.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “Thoughts jostled for space in my crowded brain as I struggled to give them some order which might serve to motivate my listless life.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “Some people are easier to love when you don’t have to be around them.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “When two people were in love you had to leave them to it. Especially when you weren’t in love and wished that you were. That could embarrass. That could hurt.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “There’s nothing worse than a violent beating from an unremarkable person. Physical violence with someone is too much like shagging them. Too much id involved.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “Once you’ve been with each other in a primal, shagging state, it’s hard to talk about the weather.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “I grew up in a place where everybody was a storyteller, but nobody wrote. It was that kind of Celtic, storytelling tradition: everybody would have a story at the pub or at parties, even at the clubs and raves.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “It’s hard to maintain both smack and crack habbits and remember to keep up mobile-phone payments.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “Rents once sais, thirs nothin like a darker skin tone tae increase the vigilance ay the police n the magistrates: too right.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “I’m more of a warrior than you’ll ever be. I believe in the class war. I believe in the battle of the sexes. I believe in my tribe. I believe in the righteous, intelligent clued-up section of the working classes against the brain-dead moronic masses as well as the mediocre, soulless bourgeoisie.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “It’s only now that I realize that behaviour always has a context and precedents, it’s what you do rather than what you are, although we often never recognise that context or understand what these precedents are.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “Ah wonder if anybody this side of the Atlantic has ever bought a baseball bat with playing baseball in mind.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “You can’t just have stuff that is free and escapist, you have to have stuff that is confrontational as well. You need stuff that is mystical but you need the realism too.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “It’s different in Scotland. People who come to readings are more interested in literature as such, but the readership in general is really quite diverse. It’s a cliche, but it’s said that people who read my books don’t read any other books, and you do get that element.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “Now, for the first time, he’s seeing that there really is a way out of this, and it’s all so simple. You don’t have to run away. You just meet somebody special and step sideways into a parallel universe.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “I’m working on a screenplay right now for the BBC, but I hope to have the decks cleared soon so I can get into the studio with my pals and put down some more tracks, try to get a strong dance single together.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “That’s all very well as an abstract moral principle, Avril, a coffee-table theoretical construct, but there’s no denying the sheer gratuitous pleasure to be derived from seeing members of the ruling class in pain and torment.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “Johnny wis a junky as well as a dealer. Ye hud tae go a wee bit further up the ladder before ye found a dealer whae didnae use. We called Johnny ‘Mother Superior’ because ay the length ay time he’d hud his habit.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “How many shots does it take before the concept ay choice becomes obsolete?”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “I wanted to capture the excitement of house music, almost like a four-four beat, and the best way to do that was to use a language that was rhythmic and performative.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “I feel like I’ve exhausted guys and male friendships.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “There’s nae reasoning wi some cats. You say ‘reason’, they mew ‘treason’. Ken?”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “When I’m not writing, I read loads of fiction, but I’ve been writing quite constantly lately so I’ve been reading a lot of nonfiction – philosophy, religion, science, history, social or cultural studies.”
Irvine Welsh Quote: “Bad luck is usually transmitted by close proximity to habitual sufferers.”
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