Them: We don’t believe in God because we haven’t seen Him.

Also them: Aliens are real even though we haven’t seen them….⁂

“We’re just two punks, Frank. God kissed us on the brow that night.

He gave us all that two people can ever have and we just weren’t the kind that could have it.

[I]t’s a big airplane engine, that takes you through the sky, right up to the top of the mountain.

But when you put it in a Ford, it just shakes it to pieces.

That’s what we are, Frank, a couple of Fords.” 

― James M. Cain, The Postman Always Rings Twice
“…if he can write a book at all, a writer cannot do it by peeping over his shoulder at somebody else, any more than a woman can have a baby by watching some other woman have one.

It is a genital process, and all of its stages are intra-abdominal;” 

― James M. Cain, The Butterfly
Cloud computing is a great euphemism for centralization of computer services under one server.

– Evgeny Morozov
“Up close, she could see the sharp, cold, look that she constantly shot at Mr. Treviso, particularly when there was a break, and she was waiting to come in.

It shattered illusion for Mildred. She preferred to remain at a distance, to enjoy this child as she seemed, rather than as she was.” 

― James M. Cain, Mildred Pierce
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