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See, I was right. —From Das Kapital 2 (sequel to Das Kapital by Karl Marx)
HappyMeals are all alike; each unhappy meal is unhappy in its own way. —From Anna McKarenina (sequel to Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy)
Bob Marley was dead, to begin with. —From Kwanzaa Tunes (sequel to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens)
All animals are equal, except those with swine flu. —From Mexican Animal Farm (sequel to Animal Farm by George Orwell)
"How 'bout them apples?" the Tree cried triumphantly, throwing the Boy off her stump. —From The Giving Tree Benefits from a Self-Esteem Workshop (sequel to The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein) Submitted by Halli Melnitsky, Editorial Assistant
Practice does not make perfect. Practice makes permanent. —From The Purpose of Practice (sequel to Speedwealth by T. Harv Eker) Submitted by Riantsoa Rasolonjatovo, Madagascar
As it turns out, manuscripts do burn, so this is going to be awfully short. —From Master and Margarita Go for a Walk (sequel to Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov) Submitted by Peter Holm, Pittsburgh
"So, you’re telling me your tattoos predict the future?" the psychoanalyst asked, refusing to look up, scrawling in his notebook. —From The Illustrated Man in Therapy (sequel to The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury) Submitted by Marilyn Peake, Author
From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs—except of course for the Party, to whom everything is provided, permitted, and given—need or no need. —From The Communist Manifesto: Further Thoughts, by J. Stalin (sequel to The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx) Submitted by Hurd Hutchins, New York City
Gandalf rolled over and caressed Bilbo's hair lovingly, deeply inhaling the sweet scent of pipeweed and Astroglide. —From The Hobbit II: Bareback Again (sequel to The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien) Submitted by Anonymous