the rigorous m

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quotes: west on certainty

Posted by rigorousm on January 21, 2011

With the return of self-consciousness, he knew that only violence could make him supple. It was Betty, however, that he criticized. Her world was not the world…. Her sureness was based on the power to limit experience arbitrarily. Moreover, his confusion was significant, while her order was not.

— Nathaniel West, Miss Lonelyhearts, pg. 11.

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