David Burr Gerrard Quotes
“I'm saying that figuring out what's important in life and how to go about getting it is very difficult. Sometimes you get confused and you get tempted to just let other people make the rules. And some people are really happy to make the rules for other people. Adam Lyons, the man who runs the epiphany machine, is one of those people.”
“Maybe Julie, I mean my new Julie, my Jewish Julie, I mean my wife, isn't quite as right for me as the other Julie was. She doesn't challenge me as much, we don't laugh as much, and our sex isn't as good. But this Julie challenges me almost as much, we laugh almost as much, and our sex is...fine. Julie and I might have been a little happier than Julie and I, but Julie and I are still happy.”
“You already know what the machine will write on your arm. That lie you’ve been telling yourself—you know what it is. That blind spot is not really a blind spot—you’re choosing to look away. Perhaps more to the point, you already know whether you want to see it. You already know whether you’re going to use the machine. So why are you still reading this?”
David Burr Gerrard
- Born: in Queens, NY, The United States.
- Description: David Burr Gerrard is the author of THE EPIPHANY MACHINE (Putnam, July 2017) and SHORT CENTURY (Rare Bird, 2014). He teaches creative writing at the 92nd Street Y, The New School, and the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop.