"A little nonsense now and then,
is cherished by the wisest men."
-- Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
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"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play
than in a year of conversation."
"Go and play.
Climb a tree.
Get in some trouble.
Have some fun."
-- Brom, The Child Thief
"It is human life.
We are blown upon the world;
we float buoyantly upon the summer air a little while,
complacently showing off our grace of form and our dainty iridescent colors;
then we vanish with a little puff,
leaving nothing behind but a memory --
and sometimes not even that."
-- Mark Twain, "Mark Twain's Own Autobiography,"
North American Review, May 3, 1907