Through the machineries of greed, pettiness, and the abuse of power, love occurs. Thomas Pynchon Gravity's Rainbow Buy Gravity's Rainbow at Amazon Buy Gravity's Rainbow at Amazon Instagram sharing coming soon. Quote text and source copied to clipboard. Link to this quote copied to clipboard. More information about this quote Topic Power of love Love Author Thomas Pynchon Source Gravity's Rainbow Medium Novel Language English Time 1973 1970s 20th century Occupation Novelist Writer From United States Authentication Score 3 More information on Authentication Score coming soon. Citation Pynchon, Thomas. Gravity's Rainbow. Viking P, 1973. Citation text copied to clipboard.