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The Financial Lives of the Poets Quotes

Jess Walter
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Because as fucked as the world is, as grim as the future surely seems to be, as grim as it revealed itself to be for my mother as she lay dying of the tumor that kills us all, there is a truth I cannot deny, a thing no creditor can take; even as my doomed boys stir in the cold unknowing of predawn sleep, even as the very life leaches out of me, soaks into the berber, in to the cracks of my arid grave, I must grudgingly admit - that was one great goddamn burrito.
-- Matt (chapter 1)

Importance: Matt says this after getting high with Jamie and Skeet and eating a burrito from 7/11. This is Matt indicating that the drugs he just smokes and the subsequent burrito gave him reprieve from all of the problems crushing down on him. This is the first indication of Matt's newfound obsession with drugs and his...

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