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I am a Marxist... of the Groucho tendency.
This quote humorously highlights the speaker's affiliation to Marxism, but with a twist of humor associated with Groucho Marx, a renowned comedian. By stating their preference for the "Groucho tendency," the speaker suggests that their adoption of Marxist ideas might be approached with a lighthearted or nonconventional perspective. It implies a personal affinity for the wit and satire often associated with Groucho Marx's comedic style, juxtaposing it with the seriousness often associated with Marxism. Through this quote, the speaker subtly presents their political inclination while infusing it with an element of levity.
Imagination, it turns out, is a great deal like reporting in your own head. Here is a paradox of fiction-writing. You are crafting something from nothing, which means, in one sense, that none of it is true. Yet in the writing, and perhaps in the reading, some of a character's actions or lines are truer than others.
According to legend, one day a man was wandering in the desert when he met Fear and Plague. They said they were on their way to a large city where they were going to kill 10,000 people. The man asked Plague if he was going to do all the work. Plague smiled and said, No, I'll only take care of a few hundred. I'll let my friend Fear do the rest.
There is an old saying that, you can't kill a frog by dropping him into hot water. As you drop him into the hot water, he reacts so quickly that he immediately jumps out unharmed. But if you put him in cold water and gradually warm it up until it is scalding hot, you have him cooked before he knows it. The encroachment of bad habits in our lives is very much like this.