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"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."

                                                                  - Dr. Seuss

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit."

                         - J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

                             - Groucho Marx              

"It was a night of unusual gloom."

  - Edgar Allen Poe, The Vissionary

"I never made a mistake in my life. I thought I did once, but I was wrong." 
                        - Charles M. Schulz

"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."

                                                                                       - Douglas Adams


"The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

                                - Bertrand Russell

“You're brave. You are the bravest person I know, and you are my friend. I don't care if you are imaginary.”
            - Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

"From the very first, I knew that it would be so...I smiled to myself, and said, "That -- and none other." 
- Daphne du Maurier, Frenchman's Creek 

“How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure."                                      

         - Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

“And I know I can do this because I went to London on my own, and because I solved the mystery…and I was brave and I wrote a book and that means I can do anything.”

            - Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 


"We are such stuff as dreams are made of."

           - William Shakespeare, The Tempest

"There is a furnace in our cells, and when we breathe we pass the world through our bodies, brew it lightly, and turn it loose again, gently altered for having known us." 
    -Diane Ackerman,  A Natural History of the Senses 

"In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night ... You -only you- will have stars that can laugh!"

                         - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...'"                                                                            - Isaac Asimov

Calvin, after being asked to explain Newton's First Law of Motion in his own words: Yakka foob mog. Grug pubbawup zink wattoom gazork. Chumble spuzz.

                      - Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes There's Treasure Everywhere

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