To Rise Again at a Decent Hour Quotes

Joshua Ferris
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I'm an Ulm, and so are you!
-- Al Frushtick (Chapter 1 paragraph 57)

Importance: This is the first time Paul has heard anything about the Ulms, and it's a foreshadowing of the events that follow.

How I loved that frightening man. How he was everything awesome and good, until one day he sat down in the bathtub, closed the shower curtain, and shot himself in the head.
-- Paul (Chapter 2 paragraph 75)

Importance: Paul is talking about his father, who was manic-depressive and committed suicide when Paul was very young. Paul's relationship with his father is an important theme in the book. The suicide greatly affected the rest of Paul's life.

And heaven forbid you should like something, knowing what's coming, knowing they just turn liver spotted and die. Better never do it at all than to do it, enjoy it, and lose it in the end.
-- Connie (Chapter 3 paragraph 21)

Importance: Connie has a good grip on Paul's fatalistic view of the world. He is constantly talking...

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