Saturday, January 04, 2014

Neal Stephenson passage

I am not sure why this amuses me so much, but in Neal Stepheson's "Quicksilver" William Penn addresses a character, Daniel Waterhouse thusly

I am chagrined, appalled, mortified that you are here! You are not welcome, Brother Daniel, you are a problem, and obstacle, and if I were not a pacifist I would beat you to death with a rock.

Probably just the image of a Quaker saying that does the trick.


Blogger Inner Prop said...

Nice. To paraphrase the movie Witness, maybe he's an Ohio Quaker.

6:55 PM  

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