Above Excellent Quotes #25

November 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

I have a sense that God is unfair and preferentially punishes his weak, his dumb, his fat, his lazy. I believe he takes more pleasure in his perfect creatures, and cheers them on like a brainless dad as they run roughshod over the rest of us. He gives us a need for love, and no way to get any. He gives us a desire to be liked, and personal attributes that make us utterly unlikable. Having placed his flawed and needy children in a world of exacting specifications, he deducts the difference between what we have and what we need from our hearts and our self-esteem and our mental health.

A deep and very serious quote from a book that is full of humour and utter absurdity–George Saunders’ short story collection, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline. This particular quote comes from one of the collection’s best, ‘The 400-Pound CEO’. 

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