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"'Contrariwise,' continued Tweedledee, 'if it was so, it might be, and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic!'"  (Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass)

"'I'm youth, I'm joy,' Peter answered at a venture, 'I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.'"  (Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1860-1937, Peter Pan)

"'Politics' is made up of two words. 'Poli,' which is Greek for 'many,' and 'tics,' which are bloodsucking insects."  (Gore Vidal)

".. when I went to see Raging Bull I couldn't wait. I went to this duplex cinema ... and there was a drunk, smell of urine, someone snoring and scratches all over the film. I thought, so much for the art. It's all bullshit. You do it because it's the instant thing--a rush."  (Sir Anthony Hopkins)

"... adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them."  (Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, 1904-1991, quoted in his obituary, Time)

"... and then the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."  (Anais Nin)

"... I've seen the devil of violence, and the devil of greed, and the devil of hot desire; but, by all the stars! these were strong, lusty, red-eyed devils, that swayed and drove men -- men I tell you."  (Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness)

"... take any form, drive me mad only do not leave me in this abyss where I cannot find you."  (Emily Brontė)

"... we wise grown ups here at the company go gliding in and out all day long, scaring each other at our desks and cubicles and water coolers and trying to evade the people who frighten us. We come to work, have lunch, and go home. We goose-step in and goose-step out, change our partners and wander all about, sashay around for a pat on the head, and promenade home till we all drop dead."  (Joseph Heller, Something Happened, 1974)

"... What good are dreams if they come true?"  (Frederick Exley, A Fan's Notes)

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