You've Got Mail

You've Got Mail quotes

34 total quotes (ID: 712)

Frank Navasky
George Papas
Joe Fox
Kathleen Kelly
Patricia Eden


[to Joe Fox (NY152) in email] Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life. Well, valuable, but small. And sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave? So much of what I see reminds me of something I read in a book, when shouldn't it be the other way around? I don't really want an answer. I just want to send this cosmic question out into the void. So goodnight, dear void.


[to Joe Fox (NY152) in email] Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway, and today I saw one. I couldn't believe it. It got on at 42nd -- and got off at 59th, where I assume it was going to Bloomindale's to buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake. As almost all hats are.

[to Christina] It will be really easy to stop seeing him, because .... I'm not.

[to Joe Fox] I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly.

[to Kathleen Kelly] Listen to this -- the entire work force of the state of Virginia had to have solitaire removed from their computers -- because they hadn't done any work in six weeks.... You know what this is, you know what we're seeing here? We're seeing the end of Western civilization as we know it.

[to Kathleen Kelly]The Olympia Report deluxe Electric. Report...as in gunshot.

[to Kathleen Kelly, typing]You are a lone reed, standing tall, waving boldly, in the corrupt sands of commerce.

[to Sidney-Ann Strongin on television] Technologically speaking, the world's out of hand. Take the VCR. The whole idea of a VCR is that it makes it possible for you to tape what's on television while you're out of the house. But the whole point of being out of the house is so you can miss what's on television. Radio. Now there's a medium I can get behind.

[to Joe Fox] I'm late. Random House fired Dick Atkins. Good riddance. Murray Chilton died. Which makes one less person I'm not speaking to -- (she drains a cup of espresso as a second starts to come out of the machine) Vince got a great review. He'll be insufferable. Tonight, PEN dinner...

[to Christina and Kathleen Kelly] As far as I'm concerned, the Internet is just another way to be rejected by a woman.

[to Christina and Kathleen Kelly] This place is a tomb. I'm going to the nutshop where it's fun.

Kathleen Kelly: I'm not nothing, I have a little money saved.
Birdie Conrad: If you need more, ask me. I'm very rich, I bought Intel at 6!

Kevin: The electrical contractor called, his truck hit a deer last night, so he's not gonna be here until tomorrow. And the upstairs shelves are delayed because the shipment of pine we ordered has beetles.
Joe Fox: Very good, *very* good.
Kevin: And we got a 50,000 dollar ticket for construction workers peeing off the roof.
Joe Fox: Great, that is great. Is the electrician here today?

Joe Fox: I'm sure you must be late for something - volunteering at the Henry Street Settlement, or rolling bandages for Bosnian Refugees.
Gillian Quinn: Actually, I'm having my eggs harvested.
Joe Fox: And getting those eggs harvested.

Nelson Fox: Perfect. Keep those West Side, liberal, nuts, pseudo- intellectuals...
Joe Fox: Readers, Dad, they're called readers.
Nelson Fox: Don't do that son, don't romanticize them.