Wednesday, July 31, 2019
The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren
He looked like a man who had never seen a cloud. (72)
Sophie: If I get any luckier I'll be the luckiest woman in the cemetery. (73)
He was too dear to her: into everything he did she must read some secret hatred of herself. (82)
Violet: Lies are just a poor man's pennies. (84)
Violet: So it was up to me to show him he was somebody all by hisself-- that's the first thing a woman got to do for a man. 'N of course there's no sense tryin' to prove somethin' like that standin' up. The least a girl owes herself is to be compfortable about it. (85)
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