Monday, March 8, 2010

Line By Line: John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

"The only way you get Americans to notice anything is to tax them or draft them or kill them." 

"Never confuse faith, or belief – of any kind - with something even remotely intellectual." 

"If watching television doesn't hasten death, it surely manages to make death very inviting; for television so shamelessly sentimentalizes and romanticizes death that it makes the living feel they have missed something - just by staying alive." 

"It is amazing to me, now, how such wild imaginings and philosophies - inspired by a night charged with frights and calamities - made such perfectly good sense to Owen Meany and me, but good friends are nothing to each other if they are not supportive." 

"Logic is relative." 

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