Quotes: Q1 Edition

I wrote a blog post talking about how I write down lines from books I’m reading. Here are some lines that I loved from the books that I read in Q1 2017:

Everything that happens doesn’t mean something else. – The Sunset Limited

She had heard it said that humans are supposed only to use about a tenth of their brains, and that no one was very clear what the other nine tenths were for, but she had certainly never heard it suggested that they were using for storing penguins. – The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Dirk hardly liked to think. – The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

She found him exactly where he was not supposed to be. – The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

No private detective looks like a private detective. That’s one of the first rules of private detection. – The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. – The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

It was his subconscious which told him this – that infuriating part of a person’s brain which never responds to interrogation, merely gives little meaningful nudges and then sits humming quietly to itself, saying nothing. – The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

The music stopped abruptly, with the air of having delivered exactly five cents worth of joy. – Player Piano

“Tell me about today.” “Nothing about today. One more, like all the rest.” – Player Piano

The two were inseparable, though their personalities met at almost no point. Together, they made an approximately whole man. – Player Piano

Yeah, it’s tough – like anything else. Tough to be the best. – Player Piano

The television cameras dollied and panned around him like curious, friendly dinosaurs, sniffing and peering. – Player Piano

I do know that it’s far easier to ask questions than to answer them. – Player Piano

“I want a stronger word than happy.” – Player Piano

The truth can never be spoken without someone getting hurt, John. – Player Piano

Jimmy, I.Q. isn’t everything. Some of the unhappiest people in this world are the smartest ones. – Player Piano

Here you are at a crossroads, my boy. You’re lucky. Not many crossroads left for people. Nothing but one-way streets with cliffs on both sides. – Player Piano

We’ll rediscover the two greatest wonders of the world, the human mind and hand. – Player Piano

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