The earth is like a tiny grain of sand, only much, much heavier.
A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere.
-- Groucho Marx
How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!
How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in,
With gently smiling jaws!
-- Lewis Carrol, "Alice in Wonderland"