Jay McInerney Quotes.

1. "Sometimes I think the difference between what we want and what we're afraid of is about the width of an eyelash."
- Quote by Jay McInerney

2. "Your presence here is is only a matter of conducting an experiment in limits, reminding yourself of what you aren’t."
- Quote by Jay McInerney

3. "Everything becomes symbol and irony when you have been betrayed."
- Quote by Jay McInerney

4. "Bottles of wine aren't like paintings. At some point you have to consume them. The object in life is to die with no bottles of wine in your cellar. To drink your last bottle of wine and go to sleep that night and not wake up."
- Quote by Jay McInerney

5. "Tad’s mission in life is to have more fun than anyone else in New York City, and this involves a lot of moving around, since there is always the likelihood that where you aren’t is more fun than where you are. You are awed by his strict refusal to acknowledge any goal higher than the pursuit of pleasure. You want to be like that. You also think he is shallow and dangerous. His friends are all rich and spoiled, like the cousin from Memphis you met earlier in the evening who would not accompany you below Fourteenth Street because, he said, he didn’t have a lowlife visa. This cousin has a girlfriend with cheekbones to break your heart, and you knew she was the real thing when she steadfastly refused to acknowledge your presence. She possessed secrets—about islands, about horses, about French pronunciation—that you would never know."
- Quote by Jay McInerney

6. "Taste is a matter of taste."
- Quote by Jay McInerney

7. "Suffering is supposed to be the raw stuff of art."
- Quote by Jay McInerney

8. "Sometimes you feel like the only man in the city without group affiliation."
- Quote by Jay McInerney

9. "You described the feeling you’d always had of being misplaced, of always standing to one side of yourself, of watching yourself in the world even as you were being in the world, and wondering if this was how everyone felt. That you always believed that other people had a clearer idea of what they were doing, and didn’t worry quite so much about why."
- Quote by Jay McInerney

10. "She said that certain facts are accessible only from one point of view--the point of view of the creature who experiences them. You think she meant that the only shoes we can ever wear are our own. Meg can’t imagine what it’s like for you to be you, she can only imagine herself being you."
- Quote by Jay McInerney

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