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“A Game of Thrones” by George Martin

A Lannister always paid his debts.

“A Clash of Kings” by George Martin

Realm’s got more kings than a castle’s got rats.

Jefferson Airplane “White Rabbit”

One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small

Shinedown “Her Name Is Alice”

I invite you to a world where there is no such thing as time
And every creature lens themselves to change your state of mind

Hypnogaja “Looking Glass”

There's a place where the garden can take you
through the looking glass

Robert A. Heinlein “Friday”

Where can you have more fun in forty minutes with your clothes on?

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Curiouser and curiouser!

Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

— Pudding — Alice; Alice — Pudding. Remove the pudding!

William Shakespeare
from “As You Like It”

All the worlds a stage,
And all the men and women merely players...

Rudyard Kipling
“If”

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you...

Warehouse 13

This is Lewis Carroll's mirror. Alice in Wonderland. “Off with their heads”

Dogma

“I don’t understand — how can you base your lack of belief in God on the writings Lewis Caroll?”

The Matrix

“If you want to know, follow the white rabbit.”

Michail Bulgakov
“Master and Margarita”

Meet the Cat

Voland makes a prediction

Yeshua’s trial

Ivan Homeless and the Master

Voland’s hospitality

Master meets Margarita

Robert Asprin
Epigraps for Myth series

I. Another Fine Myth
II. Myth Conceptions
III. Myth Directions
IV. Hit or Myth
VII. M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link
IX. M.Y.T.H. Inc. In Action

Lewis Carroll “The Walrus and the Carpenter”

“The sun was shining on the sea,
Shining with all his might:
He did his very best to make
The billows smooth and bright —
And this was odd, because it was
The middle of the night…”

Alexander Alan Milne
“Winnie-The-Pooh”

“It rained and it rained and it rained…”

Robert Asprin "Another Fine Myth"

  • What's a wombat? I asked, then immediately wished I hadn't. The mental image that sprang into my mind was so horrifying I was sure I didn't want details.
  • Kid, have you got anything in this dump to drink? he asked finally.

    I'll get you some water.

    I said something to drink, not something to wash in!

  • ...it looks like we're stuck with each other. The setup isn't ideal, but it's what we've got. Time to bite the bullet and play the cards we're dealt. You do know what cards are, don't you?

    Of course, I said, slightly wounded.

    Good.

    What's a bullet?

  • It's just that I've never known a magician who used weapons other than his powers.

    Really? How many magicians have you known?

    One, I admitted.

  • It's said if you make a deal with a Deveel, you'd be wise to count your fingers afterward... then your arms and legs, then your relatives...

J.D. Salinger "The catcher in the rye"

  • This fall I think you're riding for - it's a special kind of fall, a horrible kind. The man falling isn't permitted to feel or hear hinself hit bottom. He just keeps falling and falling. The whole arragement's designed for men who, at some time or other in their lives, were looking for something their own environment couldn't supply them with. Or they thought their own environment couldn't supply them with. So they gave up looking. They gave it up before they ever really even got started.
  • Take cars... Take most people, they're crazy about cars. They worry if they get a little scratch on them, and they're always talking about how many miles they get to a gallon, and if they get a brand-new car already they start thinking about trading it in for one thar's even newer.

Depech Mode "Songs of Faith & Devotion"

Now I'm not looking for absolution
Forgiveness for the things I do
But before you come to any conclusions
Try walking in my shoes

W. Somerset Maugham "The Moon and Sixpence"

  • When people say they do not care what others think of them, for the most part they deceive themselves. Generally they mean only that they will do as they choose, in the confidence that no one will know their vagaries; and at the utmost only that they are willing to act contrary to the opinion of the majority because they are supported by the approval of their neighbours. It is not difficult to be unconventional in the eyes of the world when your unconventionality is but the convention of your set.
  • As lovers, the deference between men and women is that women can love all day long, but men only at times.

W. Somerset Maugham "The Theatre"

"Diet!" she thought. "Then I was sixty I shall let myself go. I shall eat all the bread and butter I like. I'll have hot rolls for breakfast, I'll have potatoes for lunch and potatoes for dinner. And beer. God, how I like beer. Pea soup and tomato soup; treacle pudding and cherry tart. Cream? cream? cream. And so help me God, I'll never eat spinach again as long as I live."


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