“So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don’t even know that fire is hot.”

— George Orwell, Inside the Whale

“I’m sorry for endorsing destruction of poor people’s housing. That was not my intention. If it were rich people’s property, that would be all right. Not mine, though. Stay out of Beverly Hills, you savages. Uh, you know what, here, let me just hand this over to my P.R. agent to finish up.”

“It isn’t fair, it isn’t right,” Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her.”

― Shirley Jackson, The Lottery and Other Stories