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David Markson quotes: How can I tell what I think until I see what I say? How can I tell what I think until I see what I say?
David Markson quotes: If forced to choose, Giacometti once said, he would rescue a cat from a burning building before a Rembrandt. If forced to choose, Giacometti once said, he would rescue a cat from a burning building before a Rembrandt.
David Markson quotes: Was it John Searle who called Jacques Derrida the sort of philosopher who gives bullshit a bad name? Was it John Searle who called Jacques Derrida the sort of philosopher who gives bullshit a bad name?
David Markson quotes: In fact one frequently seemed to gather all sorts of similar information about subjects one had less than profound interest in. In fact one frequently seemed to gather all sorts of similar information about subjects one had less than profound interest in.
David Markson quotes: Once, I had a dream of fame. Generally, even then, I was lonely. Once, I had a dream of fame. Generally, even then, I was lonely.
David Markson quotes: Unquestionably it would have been Mary Magdalene who did the dishes at the Last Supper.Concluded Marguerite Yourcenar. Unquestionably it would have been Mary Magdalene who did the dishes at the Last Supper.
Concluded Marguerite Yourcenar.
David Markson quotes: Oedipus gouges out his eyes, Jocasta hangs herself, both guiltless; the play has come to a harmonious conclusion. Wrote Schiller. Oedipus gouges out his eyes, Jocasta hangs herself, both guiltless; the play has come to a harmonious conclusion. Wrote Schiller.
David Markson quotes: An information bureau of the human condition, Theodor Adorno called Kafka. An information bureau of the human condition, Theodor Adorno called Kafka.
David Markson quotes: He had a face roughly the shape and color of a clumsily peeled Idaho potato, and he had a jaw like the end of a cigarette carton. He had a face roughly the shape and color of a clumsily peeled Idaho potato, and he had a jaw like the end of a cigarette carton.
David Markson quotes: Or was it possibly...nothing more than a read? Or was it possibly...nothing more than a read?
David Markson quotes: What do any of us ever truly know? What do any of us ever truly know?
David Markson quotes: If one wishes to see a cat badly enough, one will doubtless see one. If one wishes to see a cat badly enough, one will doubtless see one.
David Markson quotes: Tolstoy's wife copied out the entire manuscript of War and Peace in longhand seven times. Tolstoy's wife copied out the entire manuscript of War and Peace in longhand seven times.
David Markson quotes: I also believe I met William Gaddis once. He did not look Italian. I also believe I met William Gaddis once. He did not look Italian.
David Markson quotes: One never does solve what it is about watching fires, really. One never does solve what it is about watching fires, really.
David Markson quotes: I like Mr. Dickens' books much better than yours, Papa. Said one of Thackeray's daughters. I like Mr. Dickens' books much better than yours, Papa. Said one of Thackeray's daughters.
David Markson quotes: You can learn more by going to the opera than you ever can by reading Emerson. Like that there are two sexes. You can learn more by going to the opera than you ever can by reading Emerson. Like that there are two sexes.
David Markson quotes: Tennessee Williams choked to death on the plastic cap of a nasal spray. Tennessee Williams choked to death on the plastic cap of a nasal spray.