Quotes / Not Quite the Right Thing

The consequences of our actions are always so complicated, so diverse, that predicting the future is a very difficult business indeed.
Professor Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

His subjects used to say quite a bit
That as a monarch he was quite unfit
But still and all they had to admit
That he loved his mother.
Tom Lehrer, "Oedipus Rex"

Vaarsuvius: Though I cannot move, I am in no immediate danger. You made the right decision. Now go and meet our attackers.
Blackwing: You think this will be an easy fight then?
Vaarsuvius: No, I meant she made the right decision philosophically speaking, in choosing to protect the one she loves over considerations of respective power. Practically speaking, we are almost certainly going to die.
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