Ivan gave the wolf food for his mouth and teeth.
Can we take another whack at it? [Ivan: How about we take another quack at it?!]
. . . said the not entirely suppressed old Ivan, rearing his head from inside the new one, although without much confidence.mikhail bulgakov
[Ivan:] "Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end, giving them peace and rest at last, but that it was essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature that baby beating its breast with its fist, for instance and to found that edifice on its unavenged tears, would you consent to be the architect on those conditions? Tell me, and tell the truth." "No, I wouldn't consent," said Alyosha softly.
Ivan Ilych's life had been most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible.leo tolstoy
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