In District 12, looking old is something of an achievement since so many people die early. You see an elderly person, you want to congratulate them on their longevity, ask the secret of survival. A plump person is envied because they aren’t scraping by like the majority of us.

Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Only in Nevada would someone ask you to respect a parking lot, Peter thought. In New York the sign would probably read: UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES WILL BE STOLEN AND THEIR OWNERS EATEN.

Stephen King, Desperation

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