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I hated my life enough without having to drive past a Buca di Beppo four times a day.
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“Here’s a thing I believe about people my age: we are the children of Hogwarts, and more than anything, we just want to be sorted.”
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Neil Postman
“What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny "failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions."

In 1984, Huxley added, "people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us".”
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Stephen King
“Baby can you dig your man? He is a righteous man!”
Stephen King, The Stand

“I understood then what courage is all about. It is loving someone else more than you love yourself.”
Robert McCammon, Boy's Life

Dean Koontz
“Human beings, however, were different from apples and oranges: The flavor of the peel did not reliably predict the taste of the pulp.”
dean koontz, Sole Survivor

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