“There are three men in the house: the master, whom as you well know we call Mr Knott: a senior retainer named Vincent, I believe; and a junior, only in the sense that he was of more recent acquisition, named, if I am not mistaken, Walter…. But the second, I mean Vincent, is not here any more, and the reason for that is this, that when I came in he went out.”
“And what is this coming that was not our coming and this being that is not our being and this going that will not be our going but the coming and being and going in purposelessness?”
Archive for September, 2007
“And if I could begin it all over again, knowing what I know now, the result would be the same. … And if I could begin it all over again a hundred times, knowing each time a little more than the time before, the result would always be the same, and the hundredth life as the first, and the hundred lives as one.”
“Personally of course I regret it all. All, all, all.”
“They are transports, that few are spared, nature is so exceedingly accommodating, on the one hand, and man, on the other.”…
“For the first time since in anger and disgust he relieved his mother of her milk, definate tasks of unquestionable utility were assigned to him.”…
“To hunger, thirst, lust, every day afresh and every day in vain, after the old prog, the old booze, the old whores, that’s the nearest we’ll ever get to felicity, the new porch and the very latest garden.”…
“He knew, as he did so, that it would not be easy to get up again, as he must, and move on again, as he must. ”
“The result of this was that Watt never knew how he got into Mr. Knott’s house.”
“He is well pleased. For he knows he is in the right place, at last. And he knows he is the right man, at last.”
“Watt bumped into a porter wheeling a milkcan.”…
“Mute on top of blind said the porter.” …
“Watt had watched people smile and thought he understood how it was done.”…
“Watt used his smile sparingly.”
“For they were moving in the same direction, lady McCann and Watt.”
“As to where he is to be seen, he is to be seen in the streets, walking about. But one does not see him often.
He is a university man, of course, said Mrs Nixon.
I should think it highly probable, said Mr. Nixon.
Drink, said Mr Hackett.”
“Mr. Hackett decided, after some moments,that if that if they were waiting for a train they had been doing so for some time. For the lady held the gentleman by the ears, and the gentleman’s hand was on the lady’s thigh, and the lady’s tongue was in the gentleman’s mouth.”
“I do not rise, not having the force, said Mr. Hackett.”
“Yes, said Mr. Hackett, there are protuberances and protuberances .”