What are Oates?

  • (noun): English conspirator who claimed that there was a Jesuit plot to assassinate Charles II (1649-1705).
    Synonyms: Titus Oates
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    Nothing is accidental in the universe—this is one of my Laws of Physics—except the entire universe itself, which is Pure Accident, pure divinity.
    —Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938)

    Boxing has become America’s tragic theater.
    —Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938)

    The television screen, so unlike the movie screen, sharply reduced human beings, revealed them as small, trivial, flat, in two banal dimensions, drained of color. Wasn’t there something reassuring about it!—that human beings were in fact merely images of a kind registered in one another’s eyes and brains, phenomena composed of microscopic flickering dots like atoms. They were atoms—nothing more. A quick switch of the dial and they disappeared and who could lament the loss?
    —Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938)