“You mean you’re comparing our lives to a sonnet? A strict form, but freedom within it?”
“Yes.” Mrs. Whatsit said. “You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. What you say is completely up to you.”
Madeleine L’Engle, A Wrinkle in Time
“It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard.'”
-Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
If you read only one satire in your life; please, please, please, please read Adams.