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“I have never been convinced there's anything inherently wrong in having fun. ”
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“I never understood people who don't have bookshelves.”
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“As happens with people who love a thing too much, it destroys them.
Oscar Wilde said, 'You destroy the thing that you love.' It's the other way around. What you love destroys you.”
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“He still has the same way of calling to me, as if I'm still new to him, as if he has yet to get over me.”
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“The pleasure of sport was so often the chance to indulge the cessation of time itself--the pitcher dawdling on the mound, the skier poised at the top of a mountain trail, the basketball player with the rough skin of the ball against his palm preparing for a foul shot, the tennis player at set point over his opponent--all of them savoring a moment before committing themselves to action.”
George Plimpton, Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback
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“I never understood people who don't have bookshelves”
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“You do not cut a check in the state of Kansas to John Doe, executioner. The executioner is paid in cash so there's no trail to him”
George Plimpton, Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintences and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career
“A male star named "T.T. Boy"....is a legend in the business [actor in commercial porn films]. T.T. Boy does not look at all glamorous - he's a small, tough-guy, assistant mobster type; sometimes he chews gum during his lovemaking scenes. He pounds his partners...Once memorably described as 'nothing more than a life-support system for his penis,' he got the kind of admiring, solid applause reserved for a large artillery piece going by in a parade.”
George Plimpton, The Man in the Flying Lawn Chair: And Other Excursions and Observations


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