Quotes for "The Dice Man"

Luke Rheinhart

• I dragged myself to it with the enthusiasm of a man with diarrhea moving toward the toilet: I had a compulsive need to get it out but had some months earlier come to the conclusion that all I was producing was shit.
• Three weeks later, Mrs. P.' (Jake's choice of pseudonyms is only one of his unerring talents)
• O Master, help us, our lives are yours.' The effect of two crawling, begging, drunken women wiggling their way toward me was that I got an erection, not professionally or maritally the most helpful response, but sincere. Somehow I felt that more was expected of a sage.
• Being called to a director's office at QSH reminded Rhinehart of being summoned to the principal's office at age eight for winning money off sixth graders at craps. His problems hadn't changed much.
• But we must come to realize that every word is perfect, including those we scratch out. As my pen moves across this page the whole world writes.
• I wanted to murder in such a way that Agatha Christie would be pleased and not offended. I wanted to commit a crime so perfect that no one would suspect anything, not the murdered, not the police, not even me.