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'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone. 'It means just what I choose it to mean - neither more or less.' 'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.' 'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master - that's all.'Lewis Carroll
Patriotism having become one of our topicks, Johnson suddenly uttered, in a strong determined tone, an apophthegm, at which many will start: 'Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.' But let it be considered that he did not mean a real and generous love of our country, but that pretended patriotism which so many, in all ages and countries, have made a cloak of self- interest.Samuel Johnson
I didn't have to concentrate… and after a number of minutes it felt very natural. Because of the character of the tone they've chosen, it was quite intuitive to determine my position. The left and right was indicated by the stereo effect and the forward and back had a different characteristic. It was very easy to learn quickly.Fred Kawabata
When a book, any sort of book, reaches a certain intensity of artistic performance it becomes literature. That intensity may be a matter of style, situation, character, emotional tone, or idea, or half a dozen other things. It may also be a perfection of control over the movement of a story similar to the control a great pitcher has over the ball.Raymond Chandler