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“There are dead stars that still shine because their light is trapped in time. Where do I stand in this light, which does not strictly exist?”
Don DeLillo, Cosmopolis
“Even when you self-destruct, you want to fail more, lose more, die more than others, stink more than others.”
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“Talent is more erotic when it's wasted.”
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“Everything is barely weeks. Everything is days. We have minutes to live.”
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“A person rises on a word and falls on a syllable.”
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“People think about who they are in the stillest hour of the night. I carry this thought, the child's
mystery and terror of this thought, I feel this immensity in my soul every second of my life.”
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“I want to bottle-fuck you slowly with my sunglasses on.”
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“Mirrors and images. Or sex and love. These are two separate systems that we miserably try to link.”
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“When he died he would not end. The world would end.”
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“Money has lost its narrative quality the way painting did once upon a time. Money is talking to itself.”
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“I am ashamed every day, and more ashamed the next.
But I will spend the rest of my life in this living space writing
these notes, this journal, recording my acts and reflections,
finding some honor, some worth at the bottom of things.
I want ten thousand pages that will stop the world.”
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“The instant he knew he loved her, she slipped down his body and out of his arms.”
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“it's not the sex you think i've had. it's the sex i want. that's what you smell on me. because the more i look at you, the more i know about us both.and the more i want to have sex with you. because there's a certain kind of sex that has an element of cleansing. it's the antidote to disillusion. the counterpoison."_Eric Packer”
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“sex finds us. sex sees through us. that's why it's so shattering. it strips us of appearances."_Eric Packer”
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“I don't want to do the type of writing where I recite biography, parentage and education. I want to rise up from the words on the page and do something, hurt someone.”
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“Eye contact was a delicate matter. A quarter second of a shared glance was a violation of agreements that made the city operational.”
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“Look at those numbers running. Money makes time. It used to be the other way around. Clock time accelerated the rise of capitalism. People stopped thinking about eternity. They began to concentrate on hours, measurable hours,man-hours, using labor more efficiently.”
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“Everything's a scandal. Dying's a scandal. But we all do it.”
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“why something and not nothing? why music and not noise?”
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“I was always younger than anyone around me. One day it began to change.”
Don DeLillo, Cosmopolis
“People in free societies don't have to fear the pathology of the state. We create our own frenzy, our own mass convulsions, driven by thinking machines that we have no final authority over. The frenzy is barely noticeable most of the time. It's simply how we live.”
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“Do people still shoot at presidents? I thought there were more stimulating targets.' (20)”
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“World is supposed to mean something that's self-contained. but nothing is self-contained.”
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“Freud is finished, Einstein's next.”
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“The future is always a wholeness, a sameness. We're all tall and happy there,' she said. 'This is why the future fails. It always fails. It can never be the cruel happy place we want to make it.”
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“Time is a corporate asset now. It belongs to the free market system. The present is harder to find. It is being sucked out of the world to make way for the future of uncontrolled markets and huge investment potential. The future becomes insistent.

"This is why something will happen soon, maybe today…to correct the acceleration of time. Bring nature back to normal, more or less.”
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“She was a voice with a body as afterthought, a wry smile that sailed through heavy traffic. Give her a history and she'd disappear.

Eric Packer about Vija Kinski”
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“People will not die. Isn't this the creed of the new culture? People will be absorbed in streams of information. I know nothing about this. Computers will die. They're dying in their present form. They're just about dead as distinct units.”
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“holes are interesting. there are books about holes.”
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“He'd come to know himself, untranslatably, through his pain.”
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