William Gaddis - Quotes

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Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power.

Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power.

Stupidity is the deliberate cultivation of ignorance. ---->>>

Justice? You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law.

Justice? You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law.

How some of the writers I come across get through their books without dying of boredom is beyond me. ---->>>

I see the player piano as the grandfather of the computer, the ancestor of the entire nightmare we live in, the birth of the binary world where there is no option other than yes or no and where there is no refuge. ---->>>

What is it they want from the man that they didn't get from the work? What do they expect? What is there left when he's done with his work, what's any artist but the dregs of his work, the human shambles that follows it around? ---->>>

There is nothing more distressing or tiresome than a writer standing in front of an audience and reading his work. ---->>>

We're comic. We're all comics. We live in a comic time. And the worse it gets the more comic we are. ---->>>

He was the only person caught in the collapse, and afterward, most of his work was recovered too, and it is still spoken of, when it is noted, with high regard, though seldom played. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 12-29, 1922
Birthplace:
Die: 12-16, 1998
Occupation: Novelist
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William Thomas Gaddis, Jr. (December 29, 1922 – December 16, 1998) was an American novelist. The first and longest of his five novels, The Recognitions, was named one of TIME magazine's 100 best novels from 1923 to 2005 and two others, J R and A Frolic of His Own, won the annual U.S. National Book Award for Fiction (wikipedia)