Book Quotes by Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Allen Lethem is an American novelist, essayist, and short story writer. His first novel, Gun, with Occasional Music, a genre work that mixed elements of science fiction and detective fiction, was published in 1994.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from You Don't Love Me Yet

You can't be deep without a surface.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from You Don't Love Me Yet

'I want what we all want,' said Carl. 'To move certain parts of the interior of myself into the exterior world, to see if they can be embraced.'

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from You Don't Love Me Yet

Listen to me. I’m shy. I’m not stupid. I can’t meet people’s eyes. I don’t know if you understand what that’s like. There’s a whole world going on around me, I’m aware of that. It’s not because I don’t want to look at you, Lucinda. It’s that I don’t want to be seen.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from You Don't Love Me Yet

To the resentment that hides inside love, to the loneliness that hides among companions.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from Motherless Brooklyn

Someday I'd change my name to Shut Up and save everybody a lot of time.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from Motherless Brooklyn

Consensual reality is both fragile and elastic, and it heals like the skin of a bubble.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from Motherless Brooklyn

Enough of this. Does every conversation with you have to be the director's cut?

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from Motherless Brooklyn

How strange it began to seem that cars have bodies that never are supposed to touch, a disaster if they do.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from Motherless Brooklyn

There is nothing Tourettic about the New York City subways.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from Motherless Brooklyn

I'm always serious. That's the tragedy of my life.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from Motherless Brooklyn

Waves, sky, trees, Essrog - I was off the page now, away from the grammar of skyscrapers and pavement.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from Motherless Brooklyn

Prince's music calmed me as much as masturbation or a cheeseburger.

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Book Quote by Jonathan Lethem from Motherless Brooklyn

The wind was picking up off the ocean now and the whole coastal scene had a bleak, abandoned look, as though Maine in November really belonged to the ragged gulls who wheeled over the sun.

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