August 13, 2006

now imagine this dude on a _plane_

In reading Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, I ran into what may be the greatest paragraph in all of the English language. I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that all of human existence has been leading up to paragraph five, page 271 of this novel. It’s all downhill from here.

“Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial-arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad.”

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  1. that is an awesome quote =)

    p.s.- update my website =p

    Comment by nicole — August 14, 2006 @ 2:57 pm

  2. Are you telling me that I get three more years to feel like that? I guess I’ll have to spend them well. Wanna go knock over a cartel?

    Comment by Patrick — August 14, 2006 @ 11:34 pm

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