the polysyllabic spree

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Friday, June 24, 2005

Book Quotes: Empire Falls

“You could enjoy almost anything if you gave it enough time.”

“We’re attracted to a good mystery. Explanation, no matter how complete, isn’t really that satisfying.”

“Just because things happen slow doesn’t mean you’ll be ready for them. If they happened fast, you’d be alert for all kinds of suddenness, aware that speed was trump. Slow works on an altogether different principle, on the deceptive impression that there’s plenty of time to prepare, which conceals the central fact, that no matter how slow go, you’ll always be slower.”

“In a way, John Voss is like Jesus—blameless, perhaps, but nevertheless the center of all the trouble.” This, I thought was interesting.

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