"Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday's homeopape. When nobody's around, kipple reproduces itself. For instance, when you wake up the next morning there's twice as much of it. It always gets more and more."
~ Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
by Philip K. Dick
He has been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put in phials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw inclement summers.
~ Gulliver's Travels
by Jonathan Swift
"This reminds me, Godmother, to ask you a serious question. You are as wise as wise can be (having been brought up by the fairies), and you can tell me this: Is it better to have had a good thing and lost it, or never to have had it?"
~ Our Mutual Friend
by Charles Dickens
Hell is an idea first born on an undigested apple-dumpling; and since then perpetuated through the hereditary dyspepsias nurtured by Ramadans.
~ Moby Dick
by Herman Melville