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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)
What did John Galt do!? —From Atlas Winced (sequel to Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand) Submitted by Andrew Hollandbeck
"Being has not been given its due." —From -The Pursuit of Being (Being and Nothingness: Ontological Proof, pt V) (sequel to The Pursuit of Being by Jean-Paul Sartre) Submitted by Anonymous
I was told there'd be cake. —From Newest Testament (sequel to New Testament by Various) Submitted by Chad Miller, New York City
This isn't a palimpsest of my palimpsest. —From The Handmaid's Tweet (sequel to The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood) Submitted by Martin Masadao, Makati, Philippines
Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flour herself. —From Mrs Dalloway's Cookbook (sequel to Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf) Submitted by Peter Mayer, Fiction Writer, New York City
"Well, Spock, so Gamma Hydra 4 and Darran 6 are now just outer colonies of the Romulans. But I warn you, if you tell me that this doesn't constitute a violation of the Neutral Zone, if you try to use your damned Vulcan logic to explain away the deceits and brutalities of those space lizards—and I really do believe they have reptilian DNA—then I will have no choice but to give you a nerve pinch you won't soon forget." —From Warp and Parsec (sequel to War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy) Submitted by Jack McKeown