Category Archives: Cool quotes

John Waters has a book he’d like Trump to read

This By the Book interview with John Waters in Sunday’s New York Times was all kinds of awesome, from his citing Ignatius J. Reilly as his favorite fictional hero to his cranky anticipation of the English translation of the next … Continue reading

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Maybe an exorcism is in order

“Like the ghosts we know from stories, they are tied to their former existences, trapped by an idea of themselves, and can’t leave until they are ready; perhaps you recognize their dilemma from your own life, when you have been … Continue reading

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‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the … Continue reading

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Because he’s a businessman …

“But that’s just what you folks need,” Bloody Chiclitz interjects. “Get some business people in there to run it right, instead of having the government run everything. Your left hand doesn’t know what your right hand’s doing! You know that?” … Continue reading

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To only connect?

Well. What happens when paranoid meets paranoid? A crossing of solipsisms. Clearly. The two patterns create a third: a moiré, a new world of flowing shadows, interferences. . . . Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

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The West’s dumping ground

Colonies are the outhouses of the European soul, where a fellow can let his pants down and relax, enjoy the smell of his own shit. — Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

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Quotes: peeking Into Desolation Row

“This isn’t desolation row this is prostate alley.” — Colin Syme, commenting on “men sitting round a table playing Bob Dylan on acoustic guitar badly” in “The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart,” by David Greig

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Quotes: Eau de Berkeley

“Summertime Berkeley giving off her old-lady smell, nine different styles of jasmine and a squirt of he-cat.” — Michael Chabon in “Telegraph Avenue“

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Quotes: Pirate ships on seas of Quartz

“We don’t want to be the Royal Navy. We want to be the pirate ship attacking the Royal Navy. I’m bearish on print, including our own. It is an inexorable trend that has to be met with some very radical … Continue reading

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Quotes: Shakespeare’s take on ‘eat the rich’

We saw the Globe Theatre’s production of Hamlet last night at the Folger here in D.C. Wonderful production. It also was my first time seeing a play at the Folger, which is a fantastic space despite the fact that some … Continue reading

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