Patrimony - Philip Roth

This quote was added by weesin
We're the sons appalled by violence, with no capacity for inflicting physical pain, unfit to pulverize even the most deserving enemy. We have teeth as the cannibals do, imbedded in our jaws, the better to help us articulate. When we lay waste, it isn't with raging fists or ruthless schemes or insane sprawling violence but with our words, our brains, with mentality, with all the stuff that produced the poignant abyss between our fathers and us and that they themselves broke their backs to give us.

Train on this quote

Rate this quote:
3.3 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.

Edit Text

Edit author and title

(Changes are manually reviewed)

or just leave a comment:

Test your skills, take the Typing Test.

Score (WPM) distribution for this quote. More.

Best scores for this typing test

Name WPM Accuracy
neopergoss 111.35 97.5%
bxbbyasb 105.24 97.1%
bansheewail 105.23 96.2%
mafuso 104.74 96.9%
chipdragon 103.46 98.6%
alin000 101.76 97.3%
ksnapp87 101.58 96.9%
mcspeller 98.18 95.1%

Recently for

Name WPM Accuracy
csorensen515 61.08 94.4%
nileshshulka187 40.66 95.4%
without_mind 62.87 98.6%
user713592 45.14 93.6%
phantomradar 53.60 90.6%
user383264 61.01 97.9%
user203121 78.35 94.4%
user78528 59.58 86.0%