quote

Tom Robbins > Quotes > Quotable Quote

Tom Robbins

“If New Orleans is not fully in the mainstream of culture, neither is it fully in the mainstream of time. Lacking a well-defined present, it lives somewhere between its past and its future, as if uncertain whether to advance or to retreat. Perhaps it is its perpetual ambivalence that is its secret charm. Somewhere between Preservation Hall and the Superdome, between voodoo and cybernetics, New Orleans listens eagerly to the seductive promises of the future but keeps at least one foot firmly planted in its history, and in the end, conforms, like an artist, not to the world but to its own inner being--ever mindful of its personal style.”


Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume
Read more quotes from Tom Robbins


Share this quote:

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

All Quotes | My Quotes | Add A Quote

Play The 'Guess That Quote' Game

This Quote Is From

Jitterbug Perfume Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins
41,743 ratings, average rating, 2,521 reviews
Open Preview


Browse By Tag

More...