If you do reread Duma Key, no bounce no play, and get half way through without noticing the expression, I'd appreciate you letting me know. It will be in a different novel.
Cool SK quotes on insanity Angelo, but you're right, no help. But dang cool, thanks.
I have, am and will continue to skim the pages Sundrop. My floor is littered with books, I'm re-skimming some now in case I double page over the one page I am looking for. Argh. And then I grab a new one and, a ha, I did read Cell during those commutes and skimming begins. But now I have all the books, the ones I have around anyway, and I think I am incorrectly remembering which ones I read. And now I have to stop to do that pesky thing called work.
I've googled the heck out of this and have discovered that "The definition of Insanity ..." may not be attributed to Einstein at all. But regardless, the expression I'm searching for is just so much more elegant, and the word insane does not appear in it. If I could remember just on of the words I'd share and I think we'd be off to the races, but I can't. Argh. Maybe the word belabor, but no, that's what I feel I'm doing to this topic. But I can't stop!
I'm pulling my hair out over this! I haven't given up on you and I'll keep trying . . .Did you read the Long Walk? It seems as if it may be from that . . . It seems that if you remember such beautiful lines you would be able to remember the book. THINK harder . . .please. I want the answer too!
And, in the future write it down and save it! I do that all the time!
I am almost sure in read this From a Buick 8 when I reread not so long ago. He may have said it elsewhere too. Here is a link saying this phrase in an over-used cliche....so yah got your hands full lol.
If we are all insane, then all insanity becomes a matter of degree. If your insanity leads you to carve up women like Jack the Ripper or the Cleveland Torso Murderer, we clap you away in the funny farm (except neither of those two amateur-night surgeons were ever caught, heh-heh-heh); if, on the other hand, your insanity leads you only to talk to yourself when you're under stress or to pick your nose on your morning bus, then you are left alone to go about your business...although it's doubtful that you will ever be invited to the best parties.
I cannot find my copy of Duma Key But its fun searching SK's quotes
“Do they see the lethal insanity of a race to the brink of oblivion, and then over the edge? Apparently not. If they did, surely they wouldn't be racing to begin with. Or is it a simple failure of imagination? One doesn't like to think such a rudimentary failing could bring about the end, yet...”
"That Feeling that you can only say what it is in French".... in Everythings Eventual. Meaning Deja Vue... It's a brilliant story, where that woman takes that journey that she repeats endlessly. Stephen King puts the bit at the end.. "I think the story is about Hell. A version of it where you are condemned to do the same thing over and over again. There's an idea that Hell is other people. My idea is that it might be a repetition". Pretty sure that's what the OP spotted.