Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Quote of the Day

I can't say that I have any clue where Chronic City is going, but man do I like reading it:   
These guessing words I find junked in my brain in deranged juxtaposition, like files randomly stuffed into cabinets by q dispirited secretary with  no notion of what, if anything, might ever be usefully retrieved. Often all language seems this way: a monstrous compendium of embedded histories I'm helpless to understand. I employ it the way a dog drives a car, without grasping how the car came to exist or what makes a combustion engine possible. That is, of course, if dogs drove cars. They don't. Yet I go around forming sentences.
Jonathan Lethem. Chronic City. page 125

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