"Aside from the machinery of war, all machines of ancient times originated in the needs of the theatre. The crane, the pulley and other hydraulic devices started out as theatrical paraphernalia; it was only much later that they revolutionised production relations. It is a striking fact that no matter how far we go back in time the domination of the earth and of men seems to depend on techniques which serve the purposes not only of work but also of illusion."
- 'The Revolution of Everyday Life', Raul Vaneigem
"On Wednesday Mr Happy was at home watching television. Outside Little Miss Naughty picked up a slone. She was going to break his windows, naughty girl!"
- 'Little Miss Naughty', Mr. Men Books.
"'Land is the only thing that amounts to anything, for 'tis the only thing in this world that lasts, and don't you be forgetting it! 'Tis the only thing worth working for, worth fighting for- worth dying for"
- Gerald O'Hara, 'Gone With the Wind'