Monday, October 31, 2011

Kinky philosophy

Kinky Friedman, that is. I read 'Greenwich Killing Time' over the weekend, the first in the detective series that stars Kinky Friedman as the private investigator. I enjoyed the book, especially his observations and humour. Here are a few quotes from the book.

"There are no good lawyers. There maybe lady wrestlers and Catholic universities. There maybe military intelligence. But a good lawyer is a contradiction in terms. When you needed one, you needed one, however, and I needed one."

"Some people wake to the sound of church bells. Some people wake to the sound of birds. But in New York City you wake to the sound of garbage trucks. Place is still filthy, of course. Can't have everything."

"Rain was a lot like vomiting. One of the few great equalisers in life. It soaked society dames and bag ladies. People and pigeons. Cops and robbers."

"Of course, most people didn't know what they were missing. And they sure didn't know what they weren't missing. Nor did they know that there was any difference between the two."

"Rather grudinglythe guy called the city editor, and before you could have cooked a two minute egg, the waves were parting, the wheels were turning, the metaphors were mixing, and the two of us were shaking hands with Virgil and following him down into the circles of Hell."

2 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Rob - Thanks for sharing these. I've always liked Friedman's humour, and you've shared some good bits.

Paul D. Brazill said...

Great stuff. I read lots of the in the '90s and saw him live in London twice too- once with a New York Irishman in support who was recovering from his first trip to Ireland!

Always a pleasure, never a chore.