I think they worried that my grandfather would infect me with some incurable dreaminess from which I’d never recover—that these fantasies were somehow inoculating me against more practical ambitions—so one day my mother sat me down and explained that I couldn’t become an explorer because everything in the world had already been discovered.
Ransom Riggs -- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
All I can say is that she was likely born sometime after 1920; that’s when public inoculation came in."
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
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