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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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William Ralph Inge
“The whole of nature is a conjugation of the verb to eat, in the active and passive.”
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Douglas Adams
“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.”
Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

William Ralph Inge
“A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and a common hatred of its neighbors.”
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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
“We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.”
William Ralph Inge

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