(urth) Quotable Wolfe

pthwndxrclzp aquastor at gmail.com
Sat May 20 00:04:28 PDT 2006

This passage always brings a big smile to my face:

"It is a gambling proposition," Dr. Talos explained. "And I confess to
loving them. The money in the hat is a sure thing--by the close of the first
act I can predict to an orichalk how much it will be. But the dropsies! They
may be no more than two apples and a turnip, or as much as the imagination
can encompass. We have found a baby pig. Delicious, so Baldanders told me
when he ate it. We have found a baby baby. We have found a gold-headed
stick, and I retain it..."

On 5/19/06, b sharp <bsharporflat at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I think examples of Wolfian humor are especially effective because they
> are
> so rare and widely spaced and inevitably droll.  5th Head is so damned
> dark
> and foreboding I think there may be no examples.  BotNS has a few such as:
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