Jay McInerney Quotes.

11. "Memories lurk like dustballs in the backs of drawers. The stereo is a special model that plays only music fraught with poignant associations."
- Quote by Jay McInerney

12. "The bald girl is emblematic of the problem. The problem is, for some reason you think you are going to meet the kind of girl who is not the kind of girl who would be at a place like this at this time in the morning. When you meet her you are going to tell her that what you really want is a house in the country with a garden. New York, the club scene, bald women -- you're tired of all that. Your presence here is only a matter of conducting an experiment in limits, reminding yourself of what you aren't."
- Quote by Jay McInerney

13. "You keep meaning to cultivate an expertise in spectator sport. More and more you realize that sports trivia is crucial to male camaraderie. You keenly feel your ignorance. You are locked out of the largest fraternity in the country."
- Quote by Jay McInerney

14. "Everything becomes symbol and irony when you've been betrayed"
- Jay McInerney, Bright Lights

15. "Things happen, people change,' is what Amanda said. For her that covered it. You wanted an explanation, and ending that would assign blame and dish up justice. You considered violence and you considered reconciliation . But what you are left with is a premonition of the way your life will fade behind you, like a book you have read too quickly, leaving a dwindling trail of images and emotions, until all you can remember is a name."
- Jay McInerney, Bright Lights

16. "Your heartbreak is just another version of the same old story."
- Jay McInerney, Bright Lights

17. "You have friends who actually care about you and speak the language of the inner self. You have avoided them of late. Your soul is as disheveled as your apartment, and until you can clean it up a little you don't want to invite anyone inside."
- Jay McInerney, Bright Lights

18. "Something changed. Somewhere along the line you stopped accelerating."
- Jay McInerney, Bright Lights

19. "I'd like to have the kind of house someday where a carousel horse wouldn't be out of place in the living room."
- Jay McInerney, Bright Lights

20. "You keep thinking that with practice you will eventually get the knack of enjoying superficial encounters, that you will stop looking for the universal solvent, stop grieving. You will learn to compound happiness out of small increments of mindless pleasure."
- Jay McInerney, Bright Lights

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