The Dog Quotes

Joseph O'Neill
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I know of no more honest man than you. There was no reasonable basis for this statement, but I was moved by it— for a moment I wept a little, in fact. I wrote back expressing my interest.
-- X (Chapter 1 paragraph Page 7)

Importance: This quote indicates that, for all of his foibles, X is truly an honest man. This makes what happens to him at the end of the book so unacceptable.

Apparently the torch of knowledge, conserved through the ages by monks and scholars and brought to brilliance by the noblest spirits of modernity, now was in the hands of an irresistible horde of arsonists.
-- X (Chapter 2 paragraph Page 13)

Importance: This was X's thought about reaching out to his fellow man via the internet. He had placed his particular situation with Jenn and the office online and received such a plethora of nothingness that he considered the entire experiment a waste of time.

MORE THAN EVER, I am in...
-- X (Chapter 3 paragraph Page 15)

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