Tropic of Cancer
by Henry Miller
Tropic of Cancer Quotes
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After midnight she stands there in her black rig rooted to the spot. Back of her is a little alleyway that blazes like an inferno. Passing her now with a light heart she reminds me somehow of a goo...
This is not a book. This is libel, slander, defamation of character. This is not a book, in the ordinary sense of the word. No, this is a prolonged insult. (1.6)
The cancer of time is eating us away. Our heroes have killed themselves, or are killing themselves. The hero, then, is not Time but Timelessness. (1.3)
[Boris] eats in the restaurant out of consideration for me. He says it hurts to eat a big meal and have me watch him. (1.14)
Suffering and Disease Quotes
The cancer of time is eating us away. (1.3)
Mortality and Death Quotes
We must get in step, lock step, toward the prison of death. There is no escape. (1.3)
We might never have known each other so intimately, Boris and I, had it not been for the lice. (1.2)