Thomas Pynchon Quotes: Why Is It That We Honor The Great

Why Is It That We Honor The Great Thieves Of Whitehall, For Acts That In Whitechapel Would Merit Hanging? Why Admire One Sort Of Thief, And Despise The Other? I Suggest, 'tis Because Of The Scale Of The Crime.
What We Of The Mobility Love To Watch, Is Any Of The Great Motrices, Greed, Lust, Revenge, Taken Out Of All Measure, Brought Quite Past The Scale Of The Ev'ryday World, Approaching What We Always Knew Were The True Dimensions Of Desire. Let Antony Lose The World For Cleopatra, To Be Sure,
not Dick His Day's Wages, At The Tavern.
— Thomas Pynchon —

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