mimesis

Человек, не способный к математике, не является разумным. Этого недочеловека в лучшем случае можно терпеть, раз он научился носить ботинки, мыться и не сорить в доме.

Р. Э. Хайнлайн.

I must always remember that one man is as good as another, save and except when he thinks he is better.

«A Goboto Night» Jack London.

I said nothing. There are no words for the sort of things I wanted to say. If I had opened my lips just then I would have simply howled like an animal.

«Lord Jim» Joseph Conrad.

You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all part of the same compost pile.

«Fight Club» Chuck Palahniuk.

The night came slowly, first the cool odour of it, and then the darkness. Beyond my window spread the great city, the street lamps, the red and blue and green neon tubes bursting to life like bright night flowers.

«Ask the Dust» John Fante.