[The Intuitionist (1999)]
We're just a little beyond the halfway mark with Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist. Some of the mysteries or puzzles are now coming into focus. Most recently, we read from 145 - 217.
At this point, it's clear that Whitehead is an eloquent, inventive writer. One of the memorable statements that he offers during the section we read was when he goes, "horizontal thinking in a vertical world is the race's curse" (151). The sentence plays on contrasting ideas (i.e. up/down vs. left/right), and is deliberately ambiguous about which race is meant. The line is concise, contains multiple meanings, and thus remains memorable.
What about you--what a sentence or series of sentences that you found especially memorable from the section that we read (145 - 217)? Why did that line or those lines capture your attention? Be sure to cite the page number.