Inspirational John Kennedy Toole Quotes

John Kennedy Toole (December 17, 1937 – March 26, 1969) was an American novelist. Below is a list of Inspirational John Kennedy Toole Quotes.

John Kennedy Toole Quotes
John Kennedy Toole Quotes

John Kennedy Toole Quotes

“Nice treatment will confuse and destroy you.”
― John Kennedy Toole

“I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.”
― John Kennedy Toole

“Apparently I lack some particular perversion which today’s employer is seeking.”
― John Kennedy Toole

“I really don’t have the time to discuss the errors of your value judgements.”
― John Kennedy Toole

“I mingle with my peers or no one, and since I have no peers, I mingle with no one.”
― John Kennedy Toole

“Is my paranoia getting completely out of hand, or are you mongoloids really talking about me?”
― John Kennedy Toole

“Stop!’ I cried imploringly to my god-like mind.”
― John Kennedy Toole

“The day before me is fraught with God knows what horrors.”
― John Kennedy Toole

“When Fortuna spins you downward, go out to a movie and get more out of life.”
― John Kennedy Toole

“You could tell by the way he talked, though, that he had gone to school a long time. That was probably what was wrong with him.”
― John Kennedy Toole

“When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.”
― John Kennedy Toole

“Employers sense in me a denial of their values…They fear me. I suspect that they can see that I am forced to function in a century which I loathe.”
― John Kennedy Toole

“I avoid that bleak first hour of the working day during which my still sluggish senses and body make every chore a penance. I find that in arriving later, the work which I do perform is of a much higher quality.”
― John Kennedy Toole

“This liberal doxy must be impaled on the member of a particularly large stallion!”
― John Kennedy Toole

“Jail was preferable. There they only limited you physically. In a mental ward they tampered with your soul and worldview and mind.”
― John Kennedy Toole

“A firm rule must be imposed upon our nation before it destroys itself. The United States needs some theology and geometry, some taste and decency. I suspect that we are teetering on the edge of the abyss.”
John Kennedy Toole

“I refuse to “look up.” Optimism nauseates me. It is perverse. Since man’s fall, his proper position in the universe has been one of misery.”
― John Kennedy Toole

“With the breakdown of the medieval system, the gods of chaos, lunacy, and bad taste gained ascendancy.”
― John Kennedy Toole

“My life is a rather grim one. One day I shall perhaps describe it to you in great detail.”
― John Kennedy Toole

“Leaving New Orleans also frightened me considerably. Outside of the city limits the heart of darkness, the true wasteland begins.”
― John Kennedy Toole

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