A society?which is riven by a dozen oppositions along lines running in every direction, mayactually be in less danger of being torn with violence or falling to pieces than one split along just one line. For each new cleavage contributes to narrow the cross clefts, so that one might say that society is sewn together by its internal conflicts.
[L]ook at yourself right now... hoping to lose yourself your home, your certainties, the borders and boundaries of your life by means of a bundle of wood pulp, sewn and glued and stained with blobs of pigment and resin. People with Books . ... It makes me want to laugh.michael chabon
If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn't be more surprised than I am now.Clark Griswold