“All of the true things I am about to tell you are shameless lies.” (page 13)

He had apparently told barbers all his life to shave the sides and back of his head, but to leave the top of his hair alone. (page 63)

“Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s.” Bokonon’s paraphrase was this: “Pay no attention to Caesar. Caesar doesn’t have the slightest idea what’s really going on.” (page 77)

“Maturity,” Bokonon tells us, “is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.” (page 144)

“Any man can call time out, but no man can say how long the time out will be.” (page 179)

‘Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been.” (page 200)

[Okunandan Kalan]