December 11, 2008

Page 208

"It's best to keep America just like that, always in the background, a sort of picture post card which you look at in a weak moment.  Like that, you imagine it's always there waiting for you, unchanged, unspoiled, a big patriotic open space with cows and sheep and tenderhearted men ready to bugger everything in sight, man, woman, or beast.  It doesn't exist, America.  It's a name you give to an abstract idea..."

- Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller

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