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Max Barry

Geburtstag: 18. März 1973

Max Barry ist ein australischer Schriftsteller.

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„intransigent.” “Well“ Lexicon

„Verstehst du, im Grunde sind doch die Mitarbeiter das Problem. Du zahlst, wenn du sie einstellst, du zahlst, wenn du sie rausschmeißt, und dazwischen muss du sie auch noch bezahlen.“ Company

„Du weißt doch noch, die Leute beschweren sich immer beim Management, dass ihre Work-Life-Balance nicht mehr stimmt. Also, am nächsten Montag haben sie eine Personalversammlung zu diesem Thema angesetzt. Um acht Uhr früh.“ Company

„People resist a census, but give them a profile page and they'll spend all day telling you who they are.“ Lexicon

„every story written is
marks upon a page
The same marks,
repeated, only
differently arranged“

„She had been in situations like this, where people said, Convince me, and in none of those had they actually wanted to be convinced. She could lay down a perfect argument and they just invented new bullshit on the spot to justify why the answer was still no. When people said, Convince me, she knew it didn’t mean they had an open mind. It meant they had power and wanted to enjoy it a minute.“ Lexicon

„There's no requirement that jobs be meaningful. If there was, half the country would be unemployed.“ Company

„I just read them for fun."
"That doesn't sound like fun. That sounds awful."
"Awful used to mean 'full of awe.' The same meaning as awesome. I learned that from a dictionary."
He blinked.
"See?" She said. "Fun.“

„I don't think you've been in love. Not recently, anyway. I'm not sure you remember what it's like. It compromises you. It takes over your body. Like a bareword. I think love is a bareword.“ Lexicon

„I read once that you need two things to be happy: any two of health, money, and love. You can cover the absense of one with the other two... But now I realized this was unmitigated bullshit, because health and money did not compare with love at all.“ Machine Man

„And, hey. You. Thanks for being the kind of person who likes to pick up a book. That's a genuinely great thing. I met a librarian recently who said she doesn't read because books are her job and when she goes home, she just wants to switch off. I think we can agree that that's as creepy as hell. Thank you for seeking out stories, the kind that take place in your brain.“ Lexicon

„Everyone's broken, one way or another.“ Lexicon

„The most fundamental thing about a person is desire. It defines them. Tell me what a person wants, truly wants, and I'll tell you who they are, and how to persuade them.“ Lexicon

„And so we exchange privacy for intimacy. We gamble with it, hoping that by exposing ourselves, someone will find a way in. This is why the human animal will always be vulnerable: because it wants to be.“ Lexicon

„That's the thing you learn about values: they're what people make up to justify what they did.“ Company

„Elizabeth is smart, ruthless, and emotionally damaged... [i]f Elizabeth's brain was a person, it would have scars, tattoos, and be missing one eye.“ Company

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