Jonathan Lethem Quotes.

21. "I’m forever writing around a void—I guess I don’t have to explain to you why that is."
- Quote by Jonathan Lethem

22. "there was language everywhere; you could read the city, the city was a grammar"
- Quote by Jonathan Lethem

23. "Laughing at "Rapper's Delight"'s no revenge, and anyway it wasn't your idea, and anyway it's funny. Dean Street's another story, a realm of knowledge unapplicable here. You've just about finished leaving Dean Street, and Aeroman, behind. If this means avoiding the one who protected your ass all through junior high, the one you once ached to emulate, the one whose orbit you were happy just to swing in - if it means leaving the million-dollar kid's regular phone messages in Abraham's precise handwriting unreturned - that's a small price to pay for growing up, isn't it? This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around. It's the end, the end of the seventies."
- Quote by Jonathan Lethem

24. "Drei Stunden lang war ich immun gewesen gegen gegen das beschämende Hochgefühl des Überlebenden, das mich manchmal bei Beerdigungen überkommt, diese schwindelerregende, schuldbewusste Erkenntnis des eigenen Glücks, weiter fressen, ficken und scheißen zu können, die Zeit mit dem Hin- und Herzappen zwischen Kabelkanälen verschwenden zu dürfen oder halb mit Kugelschreiber ausgefüllte Kreuzworträtsel in die Ecke zu pfeffern, also so ziemlich alles zu tun, außer dazusitzen und das Andenken eines anderen zu ehren, dessen Glück zu Ende war."
- Quote by Jonathan Lethem

25. "Relax,' she said. 'There's nothing wrong with a slow, awkward beginning. The text for the whole relationship, the sustaining mythos, is built in the first few encounters. The whirl of emotions, the push and pull. So the more of this kind of material we generate, the better."
- Quote by Jonathan Lethem

26. "Response to the question by The Atlantic: Who is the Greatest Fictional Character of All Time? "God is the author of all the other characters, and of all the other authors of all the other characters, unless he doesn't exist--and said existence, in its disputation, is one of the greatest ongoing narratives in human storytelling."
- Quote by Jonathan Lethem

27. "To live in Manhattan is to be persistently amazed at the worlds squirreled inside one another, the chaotic intricacy with which realms interweave..."
- Quote by Jonathan Lethem

28. "Some people have things written all over their faces; the big guy had a couple of words misspelled in crayon on his."
- Jonathan Lethem, Gun

29. "Apologies aren't something you want to get in the habit of practicing in the mirror"
- Jonathan Lethem, Gun

30. "I jotted the name down mentally on that tattered notepad I call a memory. The pen skipped."
- Jonathan Lethem, Gun

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