A zoo is a cultural institution. Like a public library, like a museum, it is at the service of popular education and science. And by that token, not much of a money-making venture for the Greater Good and the Greater Profit are not compatible aims.
("Life of Pi")
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My ears were full. Nothing more, not one more sound, could push into them and be registered.
You might think I lost all hope at that point. I did. And as a result I perked up and felt much better.
I love Canada...It is a great country much too cold for good sense, inhabited by compassionate, intelligent people with bad hairdos.
Why do people move? What makes them uproot and leave everything they've known for a great unknown beyond the horizon? ... The answer is the same the world over: people move in the hope of a better life.
My alarm clock during my childhood was a pride of lions.
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I believe you have a responsibility to comport yourself in a manner that gives an example to others. As a young man, I prayed for success. Now I pray just to be worthy of it.
The Beatles will go on and on.
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.