The beast was harmless and horrible; and the news must reach the others as soon as possible.
("Lord of the Flies")
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The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off.
The greatest ideas are the simplest.
This is our island. It's a good island. Until the grownups come to fetch us we'll have fun.
Novelists do not write as birds sing, by the push of nature. It is part of the job that there should be much routine and some daily stuff on the level of carpentry.
Language fits over experience like a straight-jacket.
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