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Random Quote: On Badassery

These have to be some of the greatest lines ever written in a novel:

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.

Hiro used to feel that way, too, but then he ran into Raven. In a way, this is liberating. He no longer has to worry about trying to be the baddest motherfucker in the world. The position is taken.

—Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash
The book kicks all kinds of ass. Full review when I finish. Monday most likely.

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Comments on Random Quote: On Badassery
  Comment from Anonymous ej2 at Thursday, November 01, 2007 10:46:00 AM
That book is totally awesome! Can't wait to read your review.

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