You listen to me. While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I am a nay-sayer and hatchet man in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I'll gladly take another, because I choose to live my life in the company of Gandhi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. I love you, Sheriff Truman.

—Albert Rosenfield, Twin Peaks

The earliest practitioners of language-based anagrams would take the letters of a word and rearrange them, but would rearrange them to form the same word, switching the two A's in 'salad,' for example. Fortunately, as language increased in complexity, so did anagrams.

—Francis Heaney, Holy Tango of Literature

There are two types of impossibility in the andat, the man long since dust had written. The first of these are the thoughts which cannot be understood. Time and Mind are examples of this type; mysteries so profound that even the wise cannot do more than guess at their deepest structure. These bindings may someday become possible with greater understanding of the world and our place within it. For this reason they are of no interest to me. The second type is made up of those thoughts by their nature impossible to bind, and no greater knowledge shall ever permit them. Examples of this are Imprecision and Freedom-From-Bondage. Holding Time or Mind would be like holding a mountain in your hands. Holding Imprecision would be like holding the backs of your hands in your palms. One of these images may inspire awe, it is true, but the other is interesting.

—Daniel Abraham, A Betrayal in Winter

Suppose you're thinking about a plate of shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, "plate," or "shrimp," or "plate of shrimp" out of the blue, no explanation. No point in looking for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconsciousness.

Repo Man

Since every cyclic group of order p is isomorphic to ℤp, we see that there is only one group structure, up to isomorphism, of a given prime order p. Now doesn't this elegant result follow easily from the theorem of Lagrange, a counting theorem? Never underestimate a theorem that counts something.

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