Quotes from The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith

Thomas Keneally ·  178 pages

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“In the mind of a true snob there are certain limited criteria to denote the value of human existence. Jimmie's criteria were: home, hearth, wife, land. Those who possessed these had beatitude unchallengable. Other men had accidental, random life. Nothing better.”
― Thomas Keneally, quote from The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith


“Coitus is random, children are definite.”
― Thomas Keneally, quote from The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith


“The truest crime remaining to him to commit was the waste of love. It should be bequeathed, as land is.”
― Thomas Keneally, quote from The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith


“She yawns for men and not with her mouth. She weeps for men and not with her eyes. She drinks men down, she is a cave for me.”
― Thomas Keneally, quote from The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith


“She yawns for men and not with her mouth. She weeps for men and not with her eyes. She drinks men down, she is a cave for men.”
― Thomas Keneally, quote from The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith



“Lower ways of life give way to higher.”
― Thomas Keneally, quote from The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith


About the author

Thomas Keneally
Born place: in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Born date October 7, 1935
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