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Joshua Ferris

Datum narození: 8. listopad 1974

Joshua Ferris je americký autor.


„Víra je koneckonců víra. Ta možnost pochyb je v ní stále přítomna. Kdyby neexistovaly pochybnosti, věřili by všichni.“

„All broken hearts are circumstantial. Every lovelorn jerk is the victim of bad timing, good intentions, and someone else’s poor decision making.“ Then We Came to the End


„I know what to do with my life. I just don't know what to do with this one night.“ Then We Came to the End

„Yet for all the depression no one ever quit. When someone quit, we couldn't believe it. 'I'm becoming a rafting instructor on the Colorado River,' they said. 'I'm touring college towns with my garage band.' We were dumbfounded. It was like they were from another planet. Where had they found the derring-do? What would they do about car payments? We got together for going away drinks on their final day and tried to hide our envy while reminding ourselves that we still had the freedom and luxury to shop indiscriminately.“ Then We Came to the End

„She looks at herself in the mirror. The idea is to look sexy again. And for whom exactly? Yourself, of course. Yes, well, that's all wonderfully self-affirming and very strong-minded as any decent woman should be these days, but let's just face facts here and say that when a woman - no, when a person is thinking about feeling sexy, it is always with the idea of someone else in mind.“ Then We Came to the End

„We loved killing time and had perfected several ways of doing so. We wandered the hallways carrying papers that indicated some mission of business when in reality we were in search of free candy.“ Then We Came to the End

„To conform is to lose your soul“ Then We Came to the End

„We told him to get on with it. We liked wasting time, but almost nothing was more annoying than having our wasted time wasted on something not worth wasting it on.“


„Of course I alienate myself from society. It's the only way I know of not being constantly reminded of all the ways I'm alienated from society.“ To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

„almost nothing was more annoying than having our wasted time wasted on something not worth wasting it on“ Then We Came to the End

„There was so much unpleasantness in the workaday world. The last thing you ever wanted to do at night was go home and do the dishes. And just the idea that part of the weekend had to be dedicated to getting the oil changed and doing the laundry was enough to make those of us still full from lunch want to lie down in the hallway and force anyone dumb enough to remain committed to walk around us. It might not be so bad. They could drop food down to us, or if that was not possible, crumbs from their PowerBars and bags of microwave popcorn surely would end up within an arm's length sooner or later. The cleaning crews, needing to vacuum, would inevitably turn us on our sides, preventing bedsores, and we would make little toys out of runs in the carpet, which, in moments of extreme regression, we might suck on for comfort.“ Then We Came to the End

„I was already at one remove before the Internet came along. I need another remove? Now I have to spend the time that I'm not doing the thing they're doing reading about them doing it? Streaming the clips of them doing it, commenting on how lucky they are to be doing all those things, liking and digging and bookmarking and posting and tweeting all those things, and feeling more disconnected than ever? Where does this idea of greater connection come from? I've never in my life felt more disconnected. It's like how the rich get richer. The connected get more connected while the disconnected get more disconnected. No thanks man, I can't do it. The world was a sufficient trial, Betsy, before Facebook.“ To Rise Again at a Decent Hour


„We were fractious and overpaid. Our mornings lacked promise. At least those of us who smoked had something to look forward to at ten-fifteen.“ Then We Came to the End

„It is forgivable to say nothing out of ignorance; it's inexcusable to remain silent once awareness dawns.“ To Rise Again at a Decent Hour

„We found ourselves wanting to hurry time along, which was not in the long run good for our health. Everybody was trapped in this contradiction but nobody ever dared to articulate it.“ Then We Came to the End

„It is really irritating to work with irritating people“ Then We Came to the End

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