Watership Down

My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today.

Richard A. Adams – Watership Down

Richard A. Adams, Watership Down, Death, Beloved BooksEarlier this week Richard Adams the author of Watership Down passed away. I really love this book as it is a wonderful allegory and at the same time tells such a beautiful story.

The book is also full of really good quotes like the one that I lead this post off with.

Richard A. Adams, Watership Down, DeathRichard Adams was studying Modern History when he was called up during World War II to serve in the British Army. After the war he finished his degree and began to work for the British Civil Service.

Watership Down was the first book written by Adams and it began as a story that he was telling his daughters during a car trip. Adams was in his late 40’s, but went on to write many more books, including two after the age of 80.

Watership Down won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Prize.

I hope to find some of the other books written by Adams as I really like his writing style.

I will close this post by sharing some more quotes from Watership Down.

Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it.


You know how you let yourself think that everything will be all right if you can only get to a certain place or do a certain thing. But when you get there you find it’s not that simple.


There is nothing that cuts you down to size like coming to some strange and marvelous place where no one even stops to notice that you stare about you.


You’re trying to eat grass that isn’t there. Why don’t you give it a chance to grow?


I’d rather succeed in doing what we can than fail to do what we can’t.



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3 Responses to Watership Down

  1. I remember reading this book, years ago!

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  3. 😦 One of my childhood favourites. I haven’t read anything else by Richard Adams, I’m not too sure why. Perhaps it’s time for me to look into his other work!

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