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Generosity by Richard Powers
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Sep 24, 2010

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Richard Powers
“Maybe happiness is like a virus. Maybe it's one of those bugs that sits for a long time, so we don't even know that we are infected.”
Richard Powers, Generosity: An Enhancement

Richard Powers
“Time passes, as the novelist says. The single most useful trick of fiction for our repair and refreshment: the defeat of time. A century of family saga and a ride up an escalator can take the same number of pages. Fiction sets any conversion rate, then changes it in a syllable. The narrator’s mother carries her child up the stairs and the reader follows, for days. But World War I passes in a paragraph. I needed 125 pages to get from Labor Day to Christmas vacation. In six more words, here’s spring.”
Richard Powers, Generosity: An Enhancement

Richard Powers
“When you're sure of what you're looking at, look harder.”
Richard Powers, Generosity: An Enhancement

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