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Quicksand Quicksand by Steve Toltz
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“اگه نمی‌تونی خارق‌العاده باشی، مبهم باش. اگه ندونن به چی می‌خوای برسی، هیچ‌وقت متوجه نمی‌شن در رسیدن بهش شکست خوردی”
Steve Toltz, Quicksand
“It’s important to always take sides. Both sides,”
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“She always had the outward appearance of indifference, which I suspect is the real secret to longevity. That or a genuine desire to die.”
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“Remembering the past is like watching a Hollywood movie, in that you never see the characters go to the toilet.”
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“Conservatism is like plaque; even once scraped away, it builds up again to problematic levels, so that what is now permissible can yet again become taboo -”
Steve Toltz, Quicksand
“There’s nothing I would do again the same, and if given the opportunity, I would decline the opportunity.”
Steve Toltz, Quicksand
“Down at the foamy shoreline, where small tight waves explode against black rocks, a lifeguard with feet wedged in the wet and vaguely tangerine sand stands shirtless like a magnificent sea-Jesus. An ill-timed journey into a breaker knocks a boy on his little back. A bald man throws a tennis ball for his Labrador and a second, unrelated dog bounds in after it. Through a gauze of mist a brunette—tall, and from where we’re sitting seemingly riddled with breasts—kicks water on the sunlit torso of her blond companion. There are three other drinkers in the place, already tethered to the sunbleached bar. It is eleven a.m. Slumped in his cumbersome mechanised wheelchair that squeaks somewhere down by the left back wheel when he’s doing pressure lifts, Aldo squints out from sand-whipped windows into the tumour of searing light. He turns to me and says, ‘I’m nobody’s muse.’ I think: That’s a great line right there. I take out my notebook and when he shoots me an outraged look I say, ‘That’s right, motherfucker. I’m writing it down.”
Steve Toltz, Quicksand
“We know what country this is: It’s the stupid place where twenty-plus million people boast about being ordinary.”
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“Morrell turned his head upward as if to appraise the azure, featureless sky and nodded, apparently approving of God's use of negative space.”
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“I try to assure myself that "everyone's in debt nowadays" but the fact of it being an epidemic doesn't help one iota, any more than the knowledge of being swept up in a fatal plague would aid in any practical way the infected individual.”
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“A life strategy of minimizing regrets only winds up guaranteeing you suffer the maximum.”
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“It’s rare to get so attached to another human being in adulthood.”
Steve Toltz, Quicksand
“I felt an attack of my most chronic illness - the pain of missing out.”
Steve Toltz, Quicksand