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#1. I hate it when I get mad at myself because it's impossible to turn on my heel and walk away in a huff and refuse to speak to me again. I've tried it plenty of times, believe me. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#2. A self-help guru would call this attitude "bending in the wind," but I just call it "giving up. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#3. I expected Los Angeles to be slick and modern, but overall it had a rundown look and feel to it. Sort of like Denver. Sort of like every city in America I've lived in, except San Francisco, which looks cool. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#4. I'll take my alkaloid diuretics wherever I can get them. If there isn't a 7-11 in the vicinity, a Winchell's donut shop is Plan B. The joe at both places is almost indistinguishable, like the difference between Johnny Walker and Cutty Sark, but only cab drivers and hobos draw such fine distinctions. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#5. The word deadline is defined as "a boundary line in a prison that prisoners can cross only at the risk of being shot." I - Author: Gary Reilly
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#6. It's funny how thinking things makes you think other things. I don't think I've ever thought anything without thinking about something else. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#7. I don't like people to know I think things. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#8. Work/Loaf Ratio" ... I have spent fourteen years perfecting ... I won't bore you with a long-winded explanation of the "W/LR" save to say that it is an algebraic formula of such complex numeric subtlety that it can be understood only by mathematicians and hobos. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#9. I began to parse the sentence. This is what English majors do. It's what we're trained to do. We don't know how to do anything else, except drive cabs. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#10. My imagination was running amok again. Twice in one night. This never happens when I'm sitting in front of a typewriter. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#11. I was about to get drawn deeper into the personal lives of not only people, but people I didn't really know. Ironically, those are the kinds of people I like best. I wish I didn't know anybody. I would get along better with them. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#12. Gavin said that writing novels with a PC was supposed to be easier than writing with a typewriter and bond paper, or with a pen and foolscap, or with a chisel and a granite obelisk imported from Greece. I shook my head with pity as he related this canard to me. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#13. I didn't offer to help him carry any of his stuff. That's the unwritten code between cabbies and movers ... It's his punishment for tricking the cab driver into playing Mayflower, because he knows he's not going to give you a tip, and so do you. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#14. That was how I was going to get things back to normal - by working. I never thought I would use the words "working" and "normal" in the same sentence, but I'll try anything to avoid facing reality. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#15. She looked confused. She looked off-balance. That's a technique I employ to get dates, and it always works. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#16. To me, knowing how to do something is like cheating.
That's why I never studied in grade school. Studying made passing tests too easy. Anybody can pass a test if he studies. But I wanted to explore the furthest limit of my inh'rnt knowledge. Apparently my limit is C minus. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#17. I wandered the sidewalk watching all the street performers doing their juggling acts, playing their musical instruments, busting their asses to avoid work. I liked that. But I wanted to tell them there were easier ways to avoid work, like cab driving. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#18. For the past few weeks I have been laboring under the assumption that if people thought I was dead, they would stop annoying me and leave me alone.
I didn't respond right away. I examined his statement from every angle, and while I admired the logic, the cockeyed optimism left me cold. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#19. I don't think there is anything that annoys me as much as having to "be" somewhere. It seems like every bad thing that ever happened to me happened when I was somewhere. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#20. Writers, even unpublished writers, have a tendency not to notice what's going on around them when they are the center of attention. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#21. It's a funny thing about writing. You get so balled up in a story idea that you lose your perspective and forget that human being might read your words someday. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#22. I was driving pretty much the way everyone drives in LA, like elephants dancing on each others' backs at a circus. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#23. I don't know why anybody does anything in the winter. I always say, if you want to do something, move to Phoenix. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#24. A lot of artists start out as failed poets, then move on to being failed short-story writers before they finally break through to the big time and become failed novelists. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#25. They paid people to write books!!! Until that moment I had a vague idea that books were produced in factories, like tires, or else they grew on trees, like money. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#26. When I was in college I had a wisdom tooth pulled, and I was given a prescription for a bottle of narcotic pills that surely have reached the top of the DEA's hit-list by now. I don't remember the name of the pills, nor do I remember how I ended up in Tijuana. It's probably a long story. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#27. You must be compelled by an inner force to read books, listen to music, and view films which serve only to send you spiraling deeper into the bottomless pit of frustration. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#28. Get thee behind me, whatever you are, that's my motto. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#29. Trash bags are among my favorite consumer products. I wish I had invented them. What a racket. People buy them, take them home, and throw them away. Let's see Bill Gates top that. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#30. Golf baffles me. They says it's a sport, and I have to take their word for it, but anything that involves having fun while standing up doesn't interest me. That includes dancing. NASCAR I can understand. In fact, anything that involves sitting down automatically has my interest ... - Author: Gary Reilly
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#31. I've always said that a taxi is a terrible place to have an epiphany ... - Author: Gary Reilly
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#32. My big dream back then was to buy an IBM Selectric. I still have that dream. I really ought to buy a word-processor. Half the cabbies at Rocky own computers. They tell me they can write failed novels ten times faster on a PC. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#33. They say that a man has to want to quit before he can stop working, that nobody can stop working for him. His first step is to make a fearless inventory of his life and admit to himself that he has a job. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#34. Being a cab river is not unlike being a magician
minus the top hat, the cape, the rabbit, an the gorgeous assistant. But you do have an audience. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#35. I've been broke, and I've been in debt, and broke is better. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#36. Adverbs and cops always come in pairs. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#37. One thing I had learned in college was that if you ever had a question about truth, reality, or the meaning of existence, read a novel by Albert Camus. Pretty soon you'll be so baffled you'll forget the question. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#38. I had never liked bullying of any sort, especially when an individual acquires his courage by becoming part of a faceless mob. I always say if you need fake courage, get it out of a bottle like I do. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#39. I guided my heap into the heart of Capitol Hill wondering for the first time in fourteen years what I could do to get money besides drive cabs or rob banks. Both occupations had their pros and cons. For instance, bank robbery isn't quite as dangerous as cab driving, but it pays better. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#40. The difference between a regular Catholic education and a Jesuit education is the difference between the army and the marines. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#41. It was an odd sort of urge, as though I had a craving to clear all the crap out of my life - but if I did that I wouldn't own anything. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#42. I was in the land of fakes and frauds and phonies - I felt like saying "Howdy cousin," to everybody who walked by. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#43. Occasionally I see rich-looking women on Rollerblades gripping leashes and being towed bodily by golden retrievers. That's my kind of jogging. - Author: Gary Reilly
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#44. Like I always say, Now is as good a time as any to start not doing things. - Author: Gary Reilly
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