American novelist and short-story writer
WORDS ABOUT WORDS
Which else would have been lost forever to the great Wind of Oblivion, think as all civiliz'd Britain gathers at this hour, how much shapely Expression, from the titl'd Gambler, the Barmaid's Suitor, the offended Fopling, the gratified Toss-Pot, is simply fading away upon the Air, out under the Door, into the Evening and the Silence beyond. All those voices. Why not pluck a few words from the multitudes rushing toward the Void of forgetfulness?
Thomas Pynchon, American novelist and short-story writer, Mason & Dixon, 1997
Posted on February 2, 2000 at 10:21 AM