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Nicholson Baker Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Dec 2020
Nicholson Baker Topics
Until a friend or relative has applied a particular proverb to your own life, or until you've watched him apply the proverb to his own life, it has no power to sway you.
That was the problem with reading: you always had to pick up again at the very thing that had made you stop reading the day before.
Spoon the sauce over the ice cream. It will harden. This is what you have been working for.
Shoes are the first adult machines we are given to master.
Rarely do pens go dry in restaurants.
I no longer want to live in an apartment furnished with forklifts and backhoes.
Haven't you felt a peculiar sort of worry about the chair in your living room that no one sits in?
For me, as a beginning novelist, all other living writers form a control group for whom the world is a placebo.
Friends, both the imaginary ones you build for yourself out of phrases taken from a living writer, or real ones from college, and relatives, despite all the waste of ceremony and fakery and the fact that out of an hour of conversation you may have only five minutes in which the old entente reappears, are the only real means for foreign ideas to enter your brain.
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