Roy Blount, Jr.

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Roy Blount, Jr.

Roy Alton Blount, Jr. (born October 5, 1941) is an American writer. Best known as a humorist, Blount is also a reporter, actor, and musician with the Rock Bottom Remainders, a rock band composed entirely of writers.

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  • Many a person has been saved from summer alcoholism, not to mention hypertoxicity, by Dostoyevsky.
    • “Reading and Nothingness, Of Proust in the Summer Sun,” New York Times (June 2, 1985)
  • A good heavy book holds you down. It’s an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic.
    • “Reading and Nothingness, Of Proust in the Summer Sun,” New York Times (June 2, 1985)
  • A dog will make eye contact. A cat will, too, but a cat’s eyes don’t even look entirely warm-blooded to me, whereas a dog’s eyes look human except less guarded. A dog will look at you as if to say, “What do you want me to do for you? I’ll do anything for you.” Whether a dog can in fact, do anything for you if you don’t have sheep (I never have) is another matter. The dog is willing.
    • “Dogs Vis-A-Vis Cats,” Now Where Were We?, Random House (1989)
  • In the beginning, Atlanta was without form, and void; and it still is.
    • Long Time Leaving (2007)
  • Usage ain't always a matter of ought.
    • Alphabet Juice (2008), p. 149
  • I know, you want to make a citizen's arrest of anyone whose menu lists "Idaho potato baked in it's skin," but you can't.
    • Alphabet Juice (2008), p. 155

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  • The last time somebody said "I find I can write much better with a word processor" I replied, "They used to say the same thing about drugs."

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