Nicholson Baker quotes

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Footnotes are the finer-suckered surfaces that allow tentacular paragraphs to hold fast to the wider reality of the library.
Shoes are the first adult machines we are given to master.
In my case, adulthood itself was not an advance, although it was a useful waymark.
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 ...
Updike was the first to take the penile sensorium under the wing of elaborate metaphorical prose.
Most good novelists have been women or homosexuals. The novel is the triumphant evolved creation, one increasingly has to think, o ...
For me, as a beginning novelist, all other living writers form a control group for whom the world is a placebo.
When the excessively shy force themselves to be forward, they are frequently surprisingly unsubtle and overdirect and even rude: t ...
The force of truth that a statement imparts, then, its prominence among the hordes of recorded observations that I may optionally ...
Friends, both the imaginary ones you build for yourself out of phrases taken from a living writer, or real ones from college, and ...
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