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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If he had any inclination toward appearing majestic or graceful, he kept it to himself.
- Sloane Crosley, “An Abbreviated Catalog of Tongues”
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We like each other and are happy when we meet, but we have gone our own ways.
- Roger Ebert, Life Itself: A Memoir
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“Hell, there was no way to get away from that brute! All you could do was keep moving and hope he wouldn’t get hold of you.”
- Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ‘72
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The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.
- Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
I want you to be weary with me
of all that is already well done,
of all that ages us.
Of all that lies in wait
to wear out other people.
Let us be weary of what kills
and of what doesn’t want to die.
Pablo Neruda, “A certain weariness”
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You have my whole heart. You always did.
Cormac McCarthy, The Road
It occurred to me what a simple thing reality is, how easy it is to make it work. It’s just reality. Just housework. Just a home. Like running a simple machine. Once you learn to run it, it’s just a matter of repetition.
- Haruki Murakami, The Elephant Vanishes
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Redemption, transformation—God how she wanted these things. Every day, every minute. Didn’t everyone?
- Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad
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They ought to have sealed the thing in a time capsule marked ‘Late 20th Century Mediocrity’ and buried it somewhere.
- Haruki Murakami, Dance, Dance, Dance
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