Thomas Pynchon Quotes

Thomas Pynchon Quotes: Get too conceptual, too cute and remote, and your characters die on the page.
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Thomas Pynchon Quote: Real flight and dreams of flight go together. Both are part of the same movement. Not A before B, but all together.
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Quotes about Thomas Pynchon: What's this? What are the antagonists doing here
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Quote about Thomas Pynchon: Liebig himself seems to have occupied the role of a gate, or sorting-demon, such as his younger contemporary Clerk Maxwell once proposed, helping to concentrate energy into one favored room of the Creation at the expense of everything else.
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Thomas Pynchon Sayings: Like so many named places in California it was less an identifiable city than a grouping of concepts--census tracts, special purpose bond-issue districts, shopping nuclei, all overlaid with access roads to its own freeway.
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Thomas Pynchon Saying: There is no real direction here, neither lines of power nor cooperation. Decisions are never really made
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Sayings about Thomas Pynchon: Information. What's wrong with dope and women? Is it any wonder the world's gone insane, with information come to be the only real medium of exchange?
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Saying about Thomas Pynchon: The Saint whose water can light lamps, the clairvoyant whose lapse in recall is the breath of God, the true paranoid for whom all is organized in spheres joyful or threatening about the central pulse of himself, the dreamer whose puns probe ancient fetid shafts and tunnels of truth all act in the same special relevance to the word, or whatever it is the word is there, buffering, to protect us from. The act of metaphor than was a thrust at truth and a lie, depending where you were: inside, safe or outside, lost.
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Thomas Pynchon Quotes: But with a sigh he had released her hand, while she was so lost in the fantasy that she hadn't felt it go away, as if he'd known the best moment to let go.
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Thomas Pynchon Quote: Everybody gets told to write about what they know. The trouble with many of us is that at the earlier stages of life we think we know everything- or to put it more usefully, we are often unaware of the scope and structure of our ignorance.
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Quotes about Thomas Pynchon: But on the way home tonight, you wish you'd picked him up, held him a bit. Just held him, very close to your heart, his cheek by the hollow of your shoulder, full of sleep. As it it were you who could, somehow, save him. For the moment not caring who you're supposed to be registered as. For the moment, anyway, no longer who the Caesars say you are.
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Quote about Thomas Pynchon: Losing faith is a complicated business and takes time. There are no epiphanies, no
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Thomas Pynchon Sayings: For a moment she'd wondered if the seal around her sockets were tight enough to allow the tears simply to go on and fill up the entire lens space and never dry. She could carry the sadness of the moment with her that way forever, see the world refracted through those tears, those specific tears, as if indices as yet unfound varied in important ways from cry to cry.
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Thomas Pynchon Saying: So the city became the material expression of a particular loss of innocence
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Sayings about Thomas Pynchon: She may know a little, may think of herself, face and body, as 'pretty'... but he could never tell her all the rest, how many other living things, birds, nights smelling of grass and rain, sunlit moments of simple peace, also gather in what she is to him.
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Saying about Thomas Pynchon: It's been a prevalent notion. Fallen sparks. Fragments of vessels broken at the Creation. And someday, somehow, before the end, a gathering back to home. A messenger from the Kingdom, arriving at the last moment. But I tell you there is no such message, no such home -- only the millions of last moments . . . nothing more. Our history is an aggregate of last moments.
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