He knows that you have to laugh at the things that hurt you just to keep yourself in balance, just to keep the world from running you plumb crazy.
("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest")
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This world… belongs to the strong, my friend! The ritual of our existence is based on the strong getting stronger by devouring the weak.
You can't really be strong until you see a funny side to things.
What the Chronics are - or most of us - are machines with flaws inside that can't be repaired, flaws born in, or flaws beat in over so many years of the guy running head-on into solid things that by the time the hospital found him he was bleeding rust in some vacant lot.
There's a lot of people who don't understand the circle crops in England. Pure enigma.
The stars up close to the moon were pale; they got brighter and braver the farther they got out of the circle of light ruled by the giant moon
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