Monday, April 11, 2016

11: Roger Zelazny Quote of the Day: When I smile...

"Everyone should have a place to run to.  You can never be too careful."
"Do you?"
He smiled.
"I hope you do, too," he said.
When I smile no one can tell.

The Context: This line, or a variation of it, occurs at several points in A Night in the Lonesome October. This time around, Snuff is discussing the value of an escape route with Larry Talbot.

Why I like it: October is one of the most enjoyable reads Zelazny ever produced in his long and distinguished career. Snuff overflows with charming idiosyncrasies, and it's because of lines like this. 

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