Quotes

11 November 2014
The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children, and many writers.
11 November 2014
It is often said that New York is a city for only the very rich and the very poor. It is less often said that New York is also, at least for those of us who came there from somewhere else, a city for only the very young.
11 November 2014
A pool is, for many of us in the West, a symbol not of affluence but of order, of control over the uncontrollable. A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.
11 November 2014
The apparent ease of California life is an illusion, and those who believe the illusion will live here in only the most temporary way.
11 November 2014
A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.
11 November 2014
Of course great hotels have always been social ideas, flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service.
11 November 2014
New York is full of people ... with a feeling for the tangential adventure, the risky adventure, the interlude that's not likely to end in any double-ring ceremony.
11 November 2014
To have that sense of one's intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate, to love and to remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself, paradoxically incapable of either love or indifference.
11 November 2014
Writers are always selling somebody out.
11 November 2014
Ask anyone committed to Marxist analysis how many angels on the head of a pin, and you will be asked in return to never mind the angels, tell me who controls the production of pins.

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