Another neat thing: In those many serious, City affairs, Life doesn’t require that you be sincere, just that you appear to be so.
One “wanna-be” neural troublemaker summed up his amorous attitude toward his own mental activity thusly, “I don’t hug Nobody I already know.”
Revolutionist Travel Up-Date, H-90:
In some Cities
sickness is far too popular.
One being’s parents finally told him, “We’ve decided that you’re the strangest creature we've ever met.” (They did wait to tell him this until he was many years gone from home.)
The mayor of one City told me, “A man who talks to himself can talk to me…of course, one of ‘em costs more than the other.”