You are going to do this voluntarily, Mr. Constant, so that the Church of God the Utterly Indifferent can have a drama of dignified self-sacrifice to remember and ponder through all time.
("The Sirens of Titan")
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It was very exciting for her, taking his dignity away in the name of love.
Nothing is generous. New knowledge is a valuable commodity. The more truth we have to work with, the richer we are.
Billy's smile as he came out of the shrubbery was at least as peculiar as Mona Lisa's, for he was simultaneously on foot in Germany in 1944 and riding his Cadillac in 1967.
Men are jerks. Women are psychotic.
He was a graduate of West Point, which is military academy that turns young men into homicidal maniacs for use in war.
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