Thomas Pynchon

Slow Learner

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    Игорь Кириенковhas quoted5 months ago
    One makes the amazing discovery that grown adults walking around with college educations, wearing khaki and brass and charged with heavy-duty responsibilities, can in fact be idiots. And that working-class white hats, while in theory capable of idiocy, are much more apt to display competence, courage, humanity, wisdom, and other virtues associated, by the educated classes, with themselves.
    Игорь Кириенковhas quoted5 months ago
    My mistake being to try to show off my ear before I had one.
    Игорь Кириенковhas quoted5 months ago
    I was operating on the motto "Make it literary," a piece of bad advice I made up all by myself and then took.
    Игорь Кириенковhas quoted5 months ago
    My first reaction, rereading these stories, was oh my God, accompanied by physical symptoms we shouldn't dwell upon.
    Игорь Кириенковhas quoted5 months ago
    You may already know what a blow to the ego it can be to have to read over anything you wrote 20 years ago, even cancelled checks.
    Beatriz AChas quoted3 years ago
    ISBN 978-1-101-59461-2
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