“I’ve got a new friend, all right. But what a gamble friendship is! Charlotte is fierce, brutal, scheming, bloodthirsty—everything I don’t like. How can I learn to like her, even though she is pretty and, of course, clever?”
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I Could Live There…
“Whatever walked there, walked alone.”
Nothing But Desolate Wastes and Fierce Beasts!
“A Wangdoodle would eat ten of them for breakfast and think nothing of it. And so, I said, ‘Come and live with me in peace and safety, away from all the Wangdoodles, and Hornswogglers, and Snozzwangers, and rotten, Vermicious Knids.'”
Happy 200th Birthday, Mr. Dickens
- It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
The Fifth Dimension
“In other words, to put it into Euclid, or old-fashioned plane geometry, a straight line is not the shortest distance between two points.”