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Paul Murray Quotes

Seizing an imaginary microphone, Dennis adopts a limp Estuary accent: Masturbatings changed a lot since I were a lad, Brian. In my day, we masturbated for the sheer love of it. Day and night we did it, all the kids on our estate, masturbating on the old waste ground, masturbating up against the wall of the house ... I remember me mam coming out and shouting, "Stop that masturbating and come in for your tea! Youll never amount to anything if all you think about is masturbating!" Masturbating crazy we were. Your young masturbators today, though, its all about the money, its all about agents and endorsements. Sometimes I worry that the masturbatings in danger of being squeezed out altogether.
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Fix that hair! Close that mind! Repeat after me! Page me the second the old man croaks it! Now, are you boys ready? A Seabrook boy is always ready. Ready to work. Ready to play. Ready to listen to his teachers, especially the greatest educator of them all, Jesus. as Jesus said to me once, Greg, what's your secret? And I said, Jesus
study your notes! Get to class! Shave that beard! You show up to your first day on the job dressed like a hippie, of course they're going to crucify you, I don't care whose son you are ...

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Never trust an Italian. The Nazis did that, and look where it got them.

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Perhaps there simply is no grain of goodness in the heart of man, waiting to be brought to the light,

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People don't want the truth,' he says, waving a hand at the streets around us. 'They want better-quality lies. High definition lies on fifty-inch screens.

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I don't see Number Four though-oh." Number Four, wearing an unflattering chartreuse jacket, was sitting alone on the chewed-up grass, despondently licking his testicles. "Hmm, I don't know, Bel .

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Above the lot, the great pink hoop of the Ed's Doughnut House sign broadcasts its frigid synthetic light into the night,

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For Guido the past, like a Third World country, was merely another resource to be exploited and abandoned when the time comes; and that is why civilization is built by men like him and the Automator, and not men like Howard, who have never quite worked out which stories are disposable, and which, if any, you're actually supposed to believe.

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Her eyes were an intense, electrical blue, and didn't so much meet as violently earth themselves in one's own. It was something of a relief when she blinked.

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It used to be the smartest people didn't always want to be the richest people.

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What I'm thinking is-Ozymandias." "Oz-y-mandias?" "You know, the poem. Ozymandias, king of kings, look on my works, ye mighty, something something, I forget the rest-has a kind of a grandeur to it, don't you think? Kind of a presence?" "I dunno, Charlie, it sounds a bit gay." "A bit gay?" "A bit, yeah." "Well what do you suggest?" "How about Paul?" "Paul? You can't call a dog Paul. Why would you want to call it Paul?" "I had a mate once called Paul." "So did I," I remembered; and we both reflected for a moment. "I suppose he does have a sort of a paulish quality. Well, maybe we should leave it for the time being.

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