-Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.
-Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal.
-I hire tea by the tea bag.
-Money doesn’t mind if we say it’s evil, it goes from strength to strength. It’s a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.
-More will mean worse.
-Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions.
-Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough.
-And being rich is about acting too, isn’t it? A style, a pose, an interpretation that you force upon the world? Whether or not you’ve made the stuff yourself, you have to set about pretending that you merit it, that money chose right in choosing you, and that you’ll do right by money in your turn. Money-mad or just money-smug, you have to pretend it’s the natural thing.