Cees Nooteboom Quotes

She had nothing to do all day ... but did it with the greatest possible speed.

I have never cared much for people. Most of them are cowards conformists muddleheads moneygrubbers and they infect each other.

Conversations consist for the most part of things one does not say.

As far as he could see the world was moving in an orderly capitalist fashion toward a logical perhaps provisional perhaps permanent end.

The world is a never-ending cross-reference.

Memory is like a dog that lies down where it pleases.

I find it unbearable to need a body in order to exist.

I am a hindrance to the world and the world is a hindrance to me.

Man is a sad mammal that combs its hair.

Language is something you inherit it's never just you doing the talking which helps when you're pretending.