The Dinner Party Quotes

Joshua Ferris
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The child must be so relieved that I’m barren”.
-- Amy (The Dinner Party)

Importance: While Amy’s husband complains about her friends and jokes about what they’ll be like as parents, he disregards how the news of her friend’s pregnancy may be affecting her. This quote highlights how self-absorbed Amy’s husband can be.

He had been living as a dead man for years, and without her sudden presence in his suffocating cloister, coaxing and tempting him, he would certainly have died a dead man.
-- Narrator (The Valetudinarian)

Importance: Arty has an epiphany after his near death experience. He realizes he has been letting life pass him by and that this realization would never have come if he had not almost died.

Kate Lotvelt had succeeded beyond the pedestrian sorrows of social anxiety.
-- Narrator (The Pilot)

Importance: Leonard thinks this when he wonders why Kate had not sent a reminder email for her party. The lack of her perceived social...

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