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everything alone

The man goes into the movie alone; after the movie, he needs a woman, who beckons eternally both out here and in there. He can’t do everything alone. 19 more words

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like kittens

At the peak of the Haunted Ride, an illuminated ghost greets the world. He won’t catch any fish with his bait, at most some fourteen-year-old girl with her first boyfriend, the two of them, like kittens, playing with the horror of the world before they themselves become part of that horror.

Elfriede Jelinek, The Piano Teacher

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tiny number

The only people here, on the periphery, are here for professional reasons. Or else they pursue their hobby, fucking, or perhaps fucking over the people they’ve fucked with, mugging and killing them. 24 more words

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whores hustle

When the light of day goes out, and the night comes out with lamps and work or with guns and brass knuckles, it is accompanied by people who have lost out on life, mostly women. 52 more words

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hates his parents

Look at the horsie! say the children; and they’d like to ride the horsie themselves. If they nag too loudly, they get slapped. We can’t afford it. 61 more words

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frustrated wives

Meanwhile, back on earth, men are trying to impress their girlfriends by shooting for kewpie dolls. They take their prizes home; and years later, the frustrated wives can see how valuable they used to be to their boyfriends.

Elfriede Jelinek, The Piano Teacher

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any woman

A young man who plays the piano can have high standards, which no woman will fulfill. He had better not choose any woman, although many women would choose him.

Elfriede Jelinek, The Piano Teacher

Literature