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Steve Toltz Quotes

Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want
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Don't look back you're not going that way
And then you meet one person and your life changes forever
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A year from now you'll wish you started today
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken
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Together is my favorite place to be
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results
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I meant to behave but there were too many other options
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Who wants the humiliation of being father to the human race?  (Steve Toltz Quotes) People carry their secrets in hidden places, not on their faces. They carry suffering on their faces. Also bitterness if there’s room.  (Steve Toltz Quotes) Optimism isn’t funny unless you are laughing at the person, whereas extreme pessimism is extremely funny. It’s exaggeration.  (Steve Toltz Quotes) When people come up to me and say, ‘I read your book,’ I’m thinking, ‘How dare you! Who gave you a copy?’  (Steve Toltz Quotes) Sometimes I think the human animal doesn’t really need food or water to survive, only gossip  (Steve Toltz Quotes) What a nasty act of cruelty, giving a dying man his last wish. Don’t you realize he doesn’t want it? His real wish is not to die  (Steve Toltz Quotes) Raymond Chandler I love a lot, and the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard. I really love his voice  (Steve Toltz Quotes) That’s how we slide, and while we slide we blame the world’s problems on colonialism, imperialism, capitalism, corporatism, stupid white men, and America, but there’s no need to make a brand name of blame. Individual self-interest: that’s the source of our descent, and it doesn’t start in the boardrooms or the war rooms either. It starts in the home  (Steve Toltz Quotes) I enjoy being influenced by other writers  (Steve Toltz Quotes) There is something so arbitrary about prizes  (Steve Toltz Quotes) To have a child is to be impaled daily on the spike of responsibility  (Steve Toltz Quotes) I haven’t been part of the criminal world  (Steve Toltz Quotes) Losers blame their parents; Failures blame their kids  (Steve Toltz Quotes) I didn’t think anyone who had to demand respect ever got it  (Steve Toltz Quotes) The moment seemed endless, but it was probably only half that  (Steve Toltz Quotes) Don’t be afraid to have nothing  (Steve Toltz Quotes) The game is an analogy for life: there are not enough chairs or good times to go around, not enough food, not enough joy, nor beds nor jobs nor laughs nor friends nor smiles nor money nor clean air to breathe... and yet the music goes on  (Steve Toltz Quotes) I was so happy I wanted to fold all the people into paper airplanes and fly them into the lidless eye of that big yellow moon  (Steve Toltz Quotes) What a nasty act of cruelty, giving a dying man his last wish. Don’t you realize he doesn’t want it? His real wish is not to die  (Steve Toltz Quotes) Negotiating with memories isn’t easy: how to choose between those panting to be told, those still ripening, those already shriveling, and those destined to be mangled by language and come out pulverized?  (Steve Toltz Quotes) I think that’s the real loss of innocence: the first time you glimpse the boundaries that will limit your potential  (Steve Toltz Quotes) We were on our way to the twentieth floor, sharing the elevator with two suits that had men inside them  (Steve Toltz Quotes) People carry their secrets in hidden places, not on their faces. They carry suffering on their faces. Also bitterness if there’s room  (Steve Toltz Quotes) Sometimes not talking is effortless, and other times it’s more exhausting than lifting pianos  (Steve Toltz Quotes) I actually went into writing first to supplement my income, which was a strange thing to do, and actually failed  (Steve Toltz Quotes) Optimism isnt funny unless you are laughing at the person, whereas extreme pessimism is extremely funny. Its exaggeration  (Steve Toltz Quotes) I don’t really have an office or anything, and I like to have to move location every two hours. So I just kind of write in a park, on a bench, in the library, in a cafe, back to the library, that kind of thing  (Steve Toltz Quotes) I groaned. Man and his codes! Even in a lawless inferno, man has to give himself some honor, he’s so desperate to separate himself from the beasts  (Steve Toltz Quotes) When you put so much effort to forget someone, the effort itself becomes a memory. Then you have to forget the forgetting, and that too is memorable  (Steve Toltz Quotes) You experience life alone, you can be as intimate with another as much as you like, but there has to be always a part of you and your existence that is incommunicable; you die alone, the experience is yours alone, you might have a dozen spectators who love you, but your isolation, from birth to death, is never fully penetrated  (Steve Toltz Quotes)
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