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Delusions are often functional. A mother’s opinions about her children’s beauty, intelligence, goodness, et cetera ad nauseum, keep her from drowning them at birth.

Yield to temptation; it may not pass your way again.

One man’s theology is another man’s belly laugh.

A committee is a lifeform with six or more legs and no brain.

Little girls, like butterflies, need no excuse.