Nicholson Baker Quotes

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Born: January 7, 1957, New York City
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Author

1.
From my music training, I knew that, some Spanish rhythms apart, 5/4 is a time signature used only in the modern era. Holst's Mars from the Planets is 5/4. But if you speak lines of poetry in that pattern you just end up hitting the off-beats. It's only when you add a rest - a sixth beat - that it sounds as it surely should sound.
- Nicholson Baker

2.
I think I am done with Wikipedia for the time being. But I have a secret hope. Someone recently proposed a Wikimorgue - a bin of broken dreams where all rejects could still be read, as long as they weren't libelous or otherwise illegal.
- Nicholson Baker

3.
So I really began as a failed poet - although when I first wanted to be a writer, I learned to write prose by reading poetry.
- Nicholson Baker

4.
When I really want to be soothed and reminded of why people bother to fiddle with sentences, I often read poetry.
- Nicholson Baker

5.
Wikipedia is just an incredible thing. It is fact-encirclingly huge, and it is idiosyncratic, careful, messy, funny, shocking and full of simmering controversies - and it is free, and it is fast.
- Nicholson Baker

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