Understanding basketball through literary quotes. Or something like that.
Maintained by Evan Dunlap of the Orlando Magic blog Orlando Pinstriped Post.
Evan's personal Tumblr: Which Is More Than I Can Say About Some People.
Inspired by Slaugherhouse 90210, which does the same thing, only with television.
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People have a habit of inventing fictions they will believe wholeheartedly in order to ignore the truth they cannot accept.
- Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing
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I am the false character that follows my name around.
- Don DeLillo, White Noise
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The cost of oblivious daydreaming was always this moment of return, the realignment with what had been before and now seemed a little worse.
- Ian McEwan, Atonement
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Finally, these dares one made oneself commit didn’t change a thing. They were all a construction of wish and string and distance.
- Lorrie Moore, “Which Is More Than I Can Say About Some People”
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“What a pitiful mass of dangerous nothing.”
- Charles Bukowski, Pulp
Recommended reading: Zach Lowe on LeBron’s Game Four.
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The majority understood that his passivity was not that of a hero taking his ease but that of a cataclysm in repose.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”
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“They didn’t come to crush the city. They came to crush the hubris of its king.”
- P.W. Catanese, Dragon Games
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They luxuriated in the feeling of deep and all pervading satisfaction, a feeling of knowing absolutely that all was well with the world and them and that the world was not only their oyster it was also their linguine with clam sauce. Not only were all things possible, but all things were theirs.
- Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream
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We teased, poked, prodded, sulked, conspired, and competed. We wanted to be the best, we wanted to be different, but at the same time, correct.
- Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential
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