The success of any trap lies in its fundamental simplicity. The reverse trap by the nature of its single complication must be swift and simpler still.
("The Bourne Identity")
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Greater economic power will be in the hands of too few.
. . . If you lose their interest, your're closing Saturday night.
The Road to Gandolfo is one of those rare if insance accidents that can happen to a writer perhaps once or twice in his lifetime.
Through divine or demonic providence a concept is generated that fules the firs of his imagination. He is convinced it is truly a staggering premise which will seve as the spine of a truly staggering tale.
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When we bring back with us the objects most dear, and find those we left unchanged, we are tempted to doubt the lapse of time; but one link in the chain of affection broken, and every thing seems altered.