Tony and Susan, Austin Wright
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Austin Wright

Tony and Susan

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Анастасия Чигилейчик
Анастасия Чигилейчикje citiralaпре 3 месеца
grins sassily at him. Susan Morrow has a prudish stre
jeffreywang
jeffreywangje citiraoпрошле године
remember Helen lecturing Laura and me
Elina
Elinaje citiralaпре 3 године
‘Let that be a lesson to you.’
‘What?’
‘The lesson is, everybody in this room knows what you done, so it don’t make the slightest bit of fuckin difference who implicates who. I don’t give a shit what you tell me.’
Nobody said anything.
‘I know. That’s all I need. Got that?’
Elina
Elinaje citiralaпре 3 године
Time for you to think a little. You need time to make big decisions. When your whole goddamn life hangs in the balance.
Elina
Elinaje citiralaпре 3 године
months had passed, and life cruelly demanded to be lived
Elina
Elinaje citiralaпре 3 године
She observes herself. She sees words. She talks to herself all the time. Does this make her a writer?
Elina
Elinaje citiralaпре 3 године
The new regime rewrites history to protect itself
Elina
Elinaje citiralaпре 3 године
Be frank, he said, and she tried to be, to explain what irritated her. That was a mistake. You don’t have to be that frank, he said.
Elina
Elinaje citiralaпре 3 године
Another painful interruption like divorce, required by the discrepancy between the laws of reading and the laws of life. You can’t read all night, not if you have responsibilities
Elina
Elinaje citiralaпре 3 године
Life goes on, he would say. I can’t grind my teeth all the time.
Elina
Elinaje citiralaпре 3 године
Take me back, he said. Start over, undo this thing. Change one moment, that’s all I ask, then let history take its course.
Elina
Elinaje citiralaпре 3 године
It was important to recognize the importance of things, for he knew now that everything important was important, nothing was more important than importance.
Elina
Elinaje citiralaпре 3 године
Nuclear war, or anarchy, or terrorism. How terrible for mankind if all the labor of centuries were destroyed.
Elina
Elinaje citiralaпре 3 године
His life was a scenario of disasters that never took place.
Elina
Elinaje citiralaпре 3 године
In the case of muggings, the wisdom is not to resist, give up your wallet, don’t brazen it out against weapons. Tony Hastings was wondering about the opposite wisdom, at what point does nonresistance become suicide or practical acceptance negligence? Where in the events of the just past was the moment when he could have seized the advantage, or was such a moment still possible?
Elina
Elinaje citiralaпре 3 године
She would like to know, do such terrible things actually happen? She hears Edward’s answer: you read it in the papers every day.
Elina
Elinaje citiralaпре 3 године
He’s crazy, Tony thought, the words sounding like news.
Elina
Elinaje citiralaпре 3 године
He was what he was and was not what he was not
Elina
Elinaje citiralaпре 3 године
He knew the exotic night would be followed by the ghastly day and he would feel horrible trying not to fall asleep in the afternoon and getting them back on a normal schedule, but he was a cowboy on vacation, and it was a good time to be irresponsible.
Elina
Elinaje citiralaпре 3 године
Books always resist her at the start, because they commit so much time. They can bury what she was thinking, sometimes forever. She could be a different person by the time she’s through.
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