Oct 30, 2020 · in Authors

Matt Haig Quotes

Hello friends. This post is a collection of quotes by Matt Haig. Maat Haig is the bestselling author of various books including The Mignight Library, How to Stop Time, and Reasons to Stay Alive.

Quotes

Every life contains many millions of decisions. Some big, some small. But every time one decision is taken over another, the outcomes differ. An irreversible variation occurs, which in turn leads to further variations. - Matt Haig

A person was like a city. You couldn't let a few less desirable parts put you off the whole. There may be bits you don't like, a few dodgy side streets and suburbs, but the good stuff makes it worthwhile. - Matt Haig

Librarians have knowledge. They guide you to the right books. The right worlds. They find the best places. Like soul-enhanced search engines. - Matt Haig

Regrets don't leave. They weren't mosquito bites. They itch for ever. - Matt Haig

Never underestimate the big importance of small things. You must always remember that. - Matt Haig

The rook is my favourite piece. It's the one that you think you don't have to watch out for. It is straightforward. You keep your eye on the queen, and the knights, and the bishop, because they are the sneaky ones. But it's the rook that often gets you. The straightforward is never quite what it seems. - Matt Haig

If you aim to be something you are not, you will always fail. Aim to be you. Aim to look and act and think like you. Aim to be the truest version of you. Embrace that you-ness. Endorse it. Love it. Work hard at it. And don't give a second thought when people mock it or ridicule it. Most gossip is envy in disguise. Keep your head down. Keep your stamina. Keep swimming. - Matt Haig

Maybe that's what all lives were, though. Maybe even the most seemingly perfectly intense or worthwhile lives ultimately felt the same. Acres of disappointment and monotony and hurts and rivalries but with flashes of wonder and beauty. - Matt Haig

Human beings when there's enough of them together acting in total unison become something else. - Matt Haig

You need to realise something if you are ever to succeed at chess. And the thing you need to realise is this: the game is never over until it is over. It isn't over if there is a single pawn still on the board. If one side is down to a pawn and a king, and the other side has every player, there is still a game. And even if you were a pawn – maybe we all are – then you should remember that a pawn is the most magical piece of all. It might look small and ordinary but it isn't. Because a pawn is never just a pawn. A pawn is a queen-in-waiting. All you need to do is find a way to keep moving forward. One square after another. And you can get to the other side and unlock all kinds of power. - Matt Haig