„What's a philosopher?' said Brutha.
Someone who's bright enough to find a job with no heavy lifting,' said a voice in his head.“

Source: Small Gods

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English author 1948 - 2015

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„"You asking me the way?" "Yes," I said, "since I can't find it myself." "Give it up! Give it up!" said he, and turned with a sudden jerk, like someone who wants to be alone with his laughter.“

—  Franz Kafka author 1883 - 1924

Variant translation: The Policeman said to me, "You want to know the way? Give up! Just give up!" And he turned away like a man that wants to be alone with his laughter.
The Complete Stories (1971)

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„It is said he made his earth-journey, and lost
what he sought.
It is said they felled him
and cut up his limbs for firewood.
And it is said
his head still sang and was swept out to sea singing.“

—  Denise Levertov Poet 1923 - 1997

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Context: It is said he made his earth-journey, and lost
what he sought.
It is said they felled him
and cut up his limbs for firewood.
And it is said
his head still sang and was swept out to sea singing.

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„God does not play games with His loyal servants", said the Metatron, but in a worried tone of voice.
"Whoopee", said Crowley.“

—  Terry Pratchett English author 1948 - 2015

Source: Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

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„While the dull talk idly streams,
He sits upon the bank and dreams,
Till some careless word that's said
Finds a fellow in his head…“

—  Arnold Wall university professor, philologist, poet, mountaineer, botanist, writer, radio broadcaster 1869 - 1966

Poem: "The Wit" In: A.E. Currie. New Zealand Verse, (1906), p. 198

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