Monday, November 12, 2012

Infinite Jest

"He had never been so anxious for the arrival of a woman he did not want to see."

"What Mario perceived as a sudden radical drop in the prevailing temerature was in fact the U.S.S.
Millicent Kent's sexual stimulation sucking tremendous quantities of ambient energy out of the air surrounding them."

"... how the drunk and maimed both are dragged forward out of the arena like a boneless Christ, one man under each arm, feet dragging, eyes on the aether."

"Keep a flashlight by the bed.  It helps with the dreams."

"The road widens, and many of the detours are seductive."

" get him special Hefty SteelSak trashbags, fiber-reinforced for your especially sharp or uncooperative waste needs, descibed by Ken E. as 'Irish Guccis', ...

"This was the night Lenz had to have another recourse to the hollowed-out cavity in his Principles of Psychology and The Gifford Lectures on Natural Religion after just beating curfew home, which who wouldn't need a bit of an unwinder after a stressful close-call-type situation with a flaming cat chasing you and screaming in a way that made porch lights go on all up and down Sumner Blake Rd."

" ' The letters were hostile, savage, and luridly descriptive. He'd come the think the show's character Major Burns embodied some sort of cataclysmic, Armageddon-type then that was slowly assembling itself on the program and prgressively being hinted at and emerging in the gradual succession of seasons of the "M*A*S*H." ' ?

"The whole thing had been queer, and lonely, until she'd been approached by Orin, who made no secret of the fact that he had balls of unrejectable steel where horrifyingly pretty girls were concerned."

"It always seemed a little prepsosterous that Hamlet, for all his paralyzing doubt about everything, never once doubts the reality of the ghost."

"I felt denser now; I felt more solidly composed, now that I was horizontal.  I was impossible to knock down."

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