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“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!”
Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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“You read my Cosmo?"
"I read all of your magazines. I took all the love quizzes and pretended I was you answering the questions."
"How did I do?"
"You cheated," I said.”
Michael Chabon, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh

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“So the American government lied to the Native Americans for many, many years, and then President Clinton lied about a relationship, and everyone was surprised! A little naïve, I feel!”
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“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.”
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“The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.”
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