Vance Bourjaily Quotes

Every man, even the most blessed, needs a little more than average luck to survive this world.

The mark of a good party is that you wake up the next morning wanting to change your name and start a new life in a different city.

Now I am . . . like anyone with a strong preference for the fly rod, totally indifferent to how large a fish I catch by comparison with other fishermen. So when a fifteen-year-old called Fred, fishing deep in midsummer with a hideous plastic worm, caught a four and a half pounder . . . I naturally felt no resentment beyond wanting to break the kid’s thumbs.