No, I didn't read the piece on China's faceless masses, I was, I was checking out the lingerie ads.

Isaac Davis

It's brown water! I'm paying seven-hundred dollars a month, I got rats with bongos and a, and a frog and I got brown water here.

Isaac Davis

You know what you are? You're God's answer to Job, y'know? You would have ended all argument between them. I mean, He would have pointed to you and said, y'know, "I do a lot of terrible things, but I can still make one of these." You know? And then Job would have said, "Eh. Yeah, well, you win."

Isaac Davis

I had a mad impulse to throw you down on the lunar surface and commit interstellar perversion.

Isaac Davis

What are you telling me, that you're, you're, you're gonna leave Emily, is this true? And, and run away with the, the, the winner of the Zelda Fitzgerald emotional maturity award?

Isaac Davis

They probably sit around on the floor with wine and cheese, and mispronounce allegorical and didacticism.

Isaac Davis

It's just gossip, you know. Gossip is the new pornography.

Yale

Plus I'll probably have to give my parents less money. It'll kill my father. He's not gonna be able to get as good a seat in the synagogue. He'll be in the back, away from God, far from the action.

Isaac Davis

My analyst warned me, but you were so beautiful I got another analyst.

Isaac Davis

I can't express anger. That's one of the problems I have. I grow a tumor instead.

Isaac Davis

Years ago I wrote this short story about my Mother called "The Castrating Zionist"

Isaac Davis

Isaac Davis: The steel cube was brilliant?
Mary Wilke: Yes. To me it was very textual, you know what I mean? It was perfectly integrated, and it had a marvelous kind of negative capability. The rest of the stuff downstairs was bullshit.

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Manhattan Quotes

I feel like we're in a Noel Coward play. Someone should be making martinis.

Isaac Davis

Corn beef should not be blue

Isaac Davis