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Language is not a handmaiden to perception; it is perception; it gives shape to what would otherwise be inert and dead. The shaping power of language cannot be avoided. We cannot choose to distance ourselves from it. We can only choose to employ it in one way rather than another.
~ Stanley Fish ~
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Literary works American Gods Dune Fahrenheit 451 Leaves of Grass The Little Prince The Lord of the Rings 1984 Paradise Lost Principia Discordia The Prophet Pride and Prejudice A Tale of Two Cities

Films Casablanca Fight Club The Godfather Groundhog Day Harvey The Hours It's a Wonderful Life Life of Brian Magnolia The Matrix Memento One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Schindler's List Star Wars Taxi Driver Three Days of the Condor United 93

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