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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann
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The fairy tale that inspired the "Nutcraker Suite". This is the story of the dreams (or is it a truly magical story) the Story is about 200 years old so the language is a little odd, not much more so than Sherlock Holmes or Frankenstein but odd for w ...more
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“One of the major difficulties Trillian experienced in her relationship with Zaphood was learning to distinguish between him pretending to be stupid just to get people off their guard, pretending to be stupid because he couldn't be bothered to think and wanted someone else to do it for him, pretending to be outrageously stupid to hide the fact that he actually didn’t understand what was going on, and really being genuinely stupid. He was renowned for being amazingly clever and quite clearly was so—but not all the time, which obviously worried him, hence, the act. He preferred people to be puzzled rather than contemptuous.”
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“Arthur shook his head and sat down. He looked up.
“I thought you must be dead …” he said simply.
“So did I for a while,” said Ford, “and then I decided I was a lemon for a couple of weeks. I kept myself amused all that time jumping in and out of a gin and tonic.”
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William Ralph Inge
“Worry is interest paid on debt, not yet incurred.”
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Homer
“Now from his breast into the eyes the ache
of longing mounted, and he wept at last,
his dear wife, clear and faithful, in his arms,
longed for as the sunwarmed earth is longed for by a swimmer
spent in rough water where his ship went down
under Poseidon's blows, gale winds and tons of sea.
Few men can keep alive through a big serf
to crawl, clotted with brine, on kindly beaches
in joy, in joy, knowing the abyss behind:
and so she too rejoiced, her gaze upon her husband,
her white arms round him pressed as though forever.”
Homer, The Odyssey
tags: love

William Ralph Inge
“The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born.”
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