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The Phantom Tollbooth:3

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“Milo tried very hard to understand all the things he’d been told, and all the things he’d seen, and, as he spoke, one curious thing still bothered him. “Why is it…that quite often even the things which are correct just don’t seem to be right?”

from The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, 1961

The Phantom Tollbooth:2

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“…from here that looks like a bucket of water…but from an ant’s point of view it’s a vast ocean, from an elephant’s just a cool drink, and to a fish, of course, it’s home. So, you see, the way you see things depends a great deal on where you look at them from.”

from The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, 1961