On a whim, he stopped and bought a watch from a sidewalk vendor. Normally, Billy could not abide keeping time, especially when it was attached to one’s body. Time was like a relentlessly needy lapdog one had to haul around. It barked too much and had no sense of loyalty.

— Jim Carroll

The most surprising Jim Carroll quotes that may be undiscovered and unusual

You see, you just don't know I'm here to give you my heart And you want some fashion show


Violence is so terribly fast . . . the most perverse thing about the movies is the way they portray it in slow motion, allowing it to be something sensuous . . . the viewer's lips slightly wet as the scene plays out. Violence is nothing like that. It is lightning fast, chaotic, and totally intangible.


You're growing up. And rain sort of remains on the branches of a tree that will someday rule the Earth. And it's good that there is rain. It clears the month of your sorry rainbow expressions, and it clears the streets of the silent armies... so we can dance.


Whiteness is the color of death, you know, not black.

Wetness is life, the breeder and shaper of life. In the beginning the sun was black. So all light was absorbed before it had a chance to return. And our dreams, then, were empty.


My voice has a quiver/ A quiver is where you keep arrows until you shoot them.


Little kids shoot marbles where the branches break the sun into graceful shafts of light… I just want to be pure.


It's too late to fall in love with Sharon Tate / But it's too soon to ask me for the words I want carved on my tomb.


Our team is good at getting dressed real quick, because we're the type of team that wears their uniforms all day.


There are times when the vehicle is in the ready mode, there are no indications externally that the vehicle can move and yet if someone accidentally hits the pedal, say when someone's inside, the car will move.


Conscience is no more than the dead speaking to us.


I love this mansion, though it is too many windows .

..to open halfway each morning ...to close halfway each night.


I was a Catholic boy, redeemed through pain, not through joy.


About Jim Carroll

Quotes 17 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday October 16

It was a dream, not a nightmare, a beautiful dream I could never imagine in a thousand nods. There was a girl next to me who wasn't beautiful until she smiled and I felt that smile come at me in heat waves following, soaking through my body and out my finger tips in shafts of color and I knew somewhere in the world, somewhere, that there was love for me.


all right buddah gets a backstage pass but all his friends have to pay


If you are a parent, if you are an educator, there are very many good and powerful reasons to take children onto the Internet, but you have to be involved with them-you cannot expect government authorities or industry authorities or other people to do your job for you, and that is to help guard your children against some of these things that are occurring out there.


I'll Die For Your Sins If You Live For mine.