Thoughts on { Rabbits | John Steinbeck / Margaret Atwood / Edith Sitwell / George Orwell / Confucius

 Lembesis Polychronis, Child with Rabbits, 1879
“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them,
 and pretty soon you have a dozen.”
John Steinbeck, 1902-1968
“All fiction is about people, unless it’s about rabbits pretending to be people. It’s all
essentially characters in action, which means characters moving through time and
changes taking place, and that’s what we call ‘the plot’.”
Margaret Atwood, 1939-
“A great many people now reading and writing would
be better employed keeping rabbits.”
Edith Sitwell, 1887-1964
“Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk,
he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough
 to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals.”
George Orwell, Animal Farm, 1945
“If you chase two rabbits, you catch none.”
Confucius, c. 551-479 BCE

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