Nicholas Peter John Hornby, popularly known as Nick Hornby, is a British essayist, novelist and movie screenplay writer. He has established himself as one of the most popular British authors, in a career that has spanned more than two decades. Hornby studied
English at Jesus College, University of Cambridge and his first published work was ‘Contemporary American Fiction’ in 1992. However, he hit the big time with his next book titled ‘Fever Pitch’; which was an autobiographical account of his experiences as a fan of ‘Arsenal Football Club’. In 1997, the book was turned into a film starring Colin Firth. His other noted works include the novels ‘About a Boy’ and ‘High Fidelity’; both of which were turned into movies. Some of Hornby’s other renowned works include ‘How to be Good’, ‘Slam’, ‘Funny Girl’ and ‘A Long Way Down’ among others. Hornby has also been a regular contributor of columns to publications like ‘New Yorker’, ‘Time Out’ and ‘Sunday Times’. Hornby is without doubt one of the most influential British authors of his generation. His writings cover several subjects and viewpoints. Here is a collection of thoughts, quotation and sayings by Nick Hornby on sport, music, heartbreak, relationships and individuality. These quotes have been excerpted from Nick Hornby’s novels, stories and writings.
What came first – the music or the misery? Did I listen to the music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to the music? Do all those records turn you into a melancholy person?