She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful: something to be admired from a distance, not up close.
("Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch")
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But of course, what the eagle does not realize is that it is participating in a very crude form of natural selection.One day a tortoise will learn how to fly.
The complete reverse was so often the case that he had come to think of it as a kind of natural law.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
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