1. Carnies built this country, the carnival part of it anyway.   —Homer Simpson  The Simpsons

    Carnies built this country, the carnival part of it anyway.   —Homer Simpson  The Simpsons

     
  2. Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.  ―J.K. Rowling    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.  ―J.K. Rowling    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

     
  3. Style is originality; fashion is fascism. The two are eternally and unalterably opposed.  —Lester Bangs

    Style is originality; fashion is fascism. The two are eternally and unalterably opposed.  —Lester Bangs

     
  4. Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.   ―Terry Pratchett    A Hat Full of Sky

    Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.   ―Terry Pratchett    A Hat Full of Sky

     
  5. Exit, pursued by a bear.   ―William Shakespeare    The Winter’s Tale

    Exit, pursued by a bear.   ―William Shakespeare    The Winter’s Tale

     
  6. When you are too close to the center of a mystery there is no way to pull back and see the shape of it entire.   —Jeff Vandermeer  Annihilation

    When you are too close to the center of a mystery there is no way to pull back and see the shape of it entire.   —Jeff Vandermeer  Annihilation

     
  7. There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk. —Jean-Paul Sartre

    There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk. —Jean-Paul Sartre

     
  8. We are glorious accidents of an unpredictable process with no drive to complexity, not the expected results of evolutionary principles that yearn to produce a creature capable of understanding the mode of its own necessary construction.  —Stephen Jay Gould

    We are glorious accidents of an unpredictable process with no drive to complexity, not the expected results of evolutionary principles that yearn to produce a creature capable of understanding the mode of its own necessary construction.  —Stephen Jay Gould

     
  9. Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.  —Vincent van Gogh

    Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.  —Vincent van Gogh

     
  10. Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick. —J.R.R. Tolkien   The Hobbit

    Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick. —J.R.R. Tolkien   The Hobbit