Monday, February 11, 2013

Quotes Along the Trail

From Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises:

"You can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another."

"I misjudged you, " Harvey said. "You're not a moron. You're only a case of arrested development."

There are people to whom you could not say insulting things. They give you a feeling that the world would be destroyed, would actually be destroyed before your eyes, if you said certain things.

"Good. Coffee is good for you. It's the caffeine in it. Caffeine, we are here. Caffeine puts a man on her horse and a woman in his grave."

"Let us rejoice in our blessings. Let us utilize the fowls of the air. Let us utilize the product of the vine. Will you utilize a little, brother?"

It was pleasant to be drinking slowly and to be tasting the wine and to be drinking alone. A bottle of wine was good company. Afterward I had coffee.

"Yes," I said, "Isn't it pretty to think so?"

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