Quotes by Thomas Pynchon

"Every weirdo in the world is on my wavelength."

"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers."

"Life's single lesson: that there is more accident to it than a man can ever admit to in a lifetime and stay sane."

"They're in love. Fuck the war."

"Why should things be easy to understand?"


Books by Thomas Pynchon

  • Vineland
  • 9,841 ratings
  • Published June 1995 by Rowohlt Tb.

    (first published 1990)

  • The Crying of Lot 49
  • 74 ratings
  • October 17th 2006 by Harper Perennial Modern Classics

    (first published 1966)

  • Low-Lands
  • 64 ratings
  • September 1st 1978 by Aloes Books

    (first published 1960)

  • Deadly Sins
  • 56 ratings
  • February 1st 1996 by Quill

    (first published September 20th 1994)

Thomas Pynchon
  • Thomas Pynchon

  • Date of birth: May 08, 1937
  • Born: in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, The United States.

  • Description: Thomas Ruggles Pynchon, Jr. is an American writer based in New York City, noted for his dense and complex works of fiction. Hailing from Long Island, Pynchon spent two years in the United States Navy and earned an English degree from Cornell University. After publishing several short stories in the late 1950s and early 1960s, he began composing the novels for which he is best known today: V. (1963), The Crying of Lot 49 (1966), Gravity's Rainbow (1973), Vineland (1990), Mason & Dixon (1997), and Against the Day (2006).

    Pynchon is regarded by many readers and critics as one of the finest contemporary authors. He is a MacArthur Fellow and a recipient of the National Book Award, and is regularly cited as a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Both his fiction and non-fiction writings encompass a vast array of subject matter, styles, and themes, including (but not limited to) the fields of history, science and mathematics. Pynchon is also known for his avoidance of personal publicity: very few photographs of him have ever been published, and rumours about his location and identity have been circulated since the 1960's.