Bill Bryson, born William McGuire Bryson on December 8, 1951. He is an American-British non-fiction writer. He mostly known for his amazing books about travel. His popular books includes “A Short History of Nearly Everything”, “A Walk in the Woods”, and “In the Sunburned Country” to name few. Before we jump on a list of quotes from Bill Bryson, let’s get to know him a little more.
Bryson spent most his adult life in the UK although he was born in Iowa, USA. He returned to the US in 1975 to finish his degree and went back to the UK in 1977. Bryson didn’t move back to his born country until 1995 until 2003. He received his dual citizenship through his wife.
His book varies from stories he experienced himself through living in different places, while most of them are fiction – great part revolves about travel, migration, and culture.
Today, Bryson is still writing and also active in environmental campaigns. He still reside in the UK and has four children.
COMPILATION OF QUOTES FROM BILL BRYSON
Enjoy these quotes about life, travel, science, and more from Bill Bryson. Check his top selling books.
“As the saying goes, it takes all kinds to make the world go around, though perhaps some shouldn’t go quite so far around it as others.”
“I’m not funny in person. I mean I’m really not. I’m one of those people who always screw up anecdotes.”
“I still enjoy traveling a lot. I mean, it amazes me that I still get excited in hotel rooms just to see what kind of shampoo they’ve left me.”
“You may find that your parents are the most delightful people, but you don’t want to live with them.”
“Nobody gets excited about the future at all, ever. The future is something we find depressing and worrisome.”
“My first rule of consumerism is never to buy anything you can’t make your children carry.”
“I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted – stay up all night or eat ice cream straight out of the container.”
“I have long known that it is part of God’s plan for me to spend a little time with each of the most stupid people on earth.”
“What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die of course. Literally shit myself lifeless.”
“I watched him go, looking old and tired, and wondered for a minute what on earth we were doing up here. We weren’t boys anymore.”
I hope you enjoyed this collection of quotes from Bill Bryson.