Previously on A quote to start things off

When he wrote about Slats Grobnik, we knew that Slats was not a real person, but in a deeper sense we knew that Slats was more real than most of the business men, sports heroes, and politicians that filled up the paper.

Roger Ebert  in the introduction to For the Love of Mike: More of the Best of Mike Royko.

And if true love never did exist; how could we know its name? Leslie Phillips from her song Love is not lost.

Well I wonder who would lead us if none of us would vote. Larry Norman from his song, Great American Novel.

If we obey God we must disobey ourselves. Father Mapple in Moby Dick by Herman Melville.

Wednesday has been cancelled due to a scheduling error. – Welcome to Nightvale

We must hold each other and our leaders to the high standard of truth-telling. Lindy Scott

Now the Trouble with trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed. C.S. Lewis – The Magician’s Nephew

This was how it went, those years after the war, experimenting, making mistakes, learning. – Corrie Ten Boom – The Hiding Place