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Milton -- as in: John Milton
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Flowers for Algernon
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  • i keep telling myself how important this introspective journal will be. it’s a strange sensation to pick up a book that you’ve read and enjoyed just a few months ago and discover that you don’t remember it. i remembered how great i thought john milton was, but when i picked up paradise lost i couldn’t understand it at all. i got so angry i threw the book across the room. i’ve got to try to hold on to some of it. some of the things i’ve learned. oh, god, please don’t take it all away.

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  • Listen, all kidding aside Irma I’ve gotta get sucked, oh I’ve never flown this high, Jesus to get those sweet little gobbling lips to work right now, I mean somewhere under the blue sky and the burning maple leaves of autumn, fair autumn, and you’ll suck my seed, suck my seed as thick as autumnal leaves that strow the brooks in Vallombrosa, that’s John Milton ."
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • As an additional precaution, he made a happy switch from Washington Irving to John Milton.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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