• A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that's just how the world will come to an end: to the general applause of wits who believe it's a joke.

    "Either/Or" by Soren Kierkegaard as quotes in "The Point of View" by Robert L. Perkins, (p. 241), 2010.