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Call me Ishmael. Some years ago - never mind how long precisely - having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at daw

What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff -- I mean if they're running and they don't look where they'

Then God spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall hav

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry,

There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and im

Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorr