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--from the index of Rough Magic: A Biography of Sylvia Plath, by Paul Alexander
I know there are no people on Mars, because I know Mars is a frozen body. Mars was like the Earth, but many billions of years ago. The earth will also be like Mars, but in several hundred years' time. I feel that the Earth is suffocating, and therefore I ask everyone to abandon factories and obey me. I know what is needed for the salvation of the earth. I know how to light a stove and will therefore be able to light up the earth.
--Vaslav Nijinksy, from a diary entry, February 27, 1919
"Ach Gott, what disgusting work to do!--but the destroying of bugs cannot be delegated."
--Jane Welsh Carlyle, from a letter to Thomas Carlyle, August 18, 1843