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Neil Gaiman – The Sandman, vol. 9 (1996)

Dream: Facets, Matthew. Each facet catches the light in its own way. It glints and sparkles and flashes uniquely. It would almost be possible to believe that the facet was the jewel; not just a tiny part of it. But, then, as we move the jewel another facet catches the light…

Matthew: So? What’s your point?

Dream: My point? I have no point, Matthew, save for the jewel, and the facets, and the light. We see an aspect of the whole. But the facet is not the jewel…

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Neil Gaiman – The Sandman, vol. 9 (1996)

Matthew: Listen, Merv, you seen anything of the boss recently?

Mervyn: Just the usual. “Mervyn, build an ocean over here, knock down that city under the willow tree over there. And incidentally, Mervyn, this time remember that ice is customarily cold.”